Bubble Tea has been one of the best trends to ever set foot in Malaysia. Why? Because the iced milk tea paired with chewy tapioca pearls is just perfect to quench our thirst in a hot and humid country such as ours.
But let’s be real here.
With new bubble tea shops opening in Malaysia every week, you really start to ask yourself, “What’s so different about this one? After all, it’s still just bubble tea.” Therefore, if you’re tired of the usual bubble tea, but you still want to get your boba fix in the most unique way, check out these nine shops for a fresh take!
1. Brown Sugar Boba Toast @ ChubbeeCloud
It’s a well known fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, for all you boba addicts, we’re starting the list with ChubbeeCloud’s irresistible Brown Sugar Boba Toast! Their boba pearls are drenched in a syrup made from brown sugar and is wrapped in a hot crispy toast that has been grilled to perfection. For those who want a more local taste, be sure to check out their Teh Tarik Boba Toast too!
I don’t know about you, but that is definitely how I’d want to start my morning!
Address: 85-G, Jalan SS 21/1a, Damansara Utama, 47400 PJ
Operating hours: 12pm — 10.30pm, Tues — Thurs | 12pm — 11.30pm, Fri — Sun
2. Boba Milk Pizza @ My Pizza Lab
Warning: if you’re already triggered by pineapple chunks on a pizza, you might want to skip this one. However, it’s going to be your loss.
MyPizzaLab’s Boba Milk Pizza has been gaining popularity ever since their debut at Tiffin Food Court. Instead of the usual tomato base and other generic toppings, the Boba Milk Pizza uses chewy boba pearls, several kinds of cheeses and even condensed milk. By achieving the perfect balance between sweet and savoury, they have definitely lived up to their motto: “No crust left behind”.
If that isn’t crazy enough for you, wait till you try their Cempedak Boba Pizza for RM25!
If you’re visiting MyPizzaLab, don’t forget to try out their Jasmine Tiger Beer Boba and their Pu-Er Tiger Beer Boba too!
Address: 12, Jalan 21/22, Sea Park, 46300 PJ, Selangor
Operating hours: 5pm — 9.30pm, Tues — Sun
Facebook: My Pizza Lab
3. Whiskey Bubble Tea @ Coley Cocktail Bar
Yes you alcoholics, you heard me right! There’s actually alcoholic boba!
Coley Cocktail Bar is located in the heart of KL and is probably one of the most well known bars in Malaysia. The bar, which was founded by award-winning bartender, CK Kho, has a huge selection of cocktails and of course, the Irish Whiskey and Bubble Tea Cocktail. With the pairing of whiskey, boba pearls, creme de cacao and palm sugar, you’ll definitely be saying, “Irish there was more!”
Address: Jalan Bangsar, 6-G, Jalan Abdullah, Bangsar Park, 59000 KL
Operating hours: 5pm — 1am, Mon — Sat
Facebook: Coley Cocktail Bar
4. Bubble Earl Grey Tea Chiffon Cake @ TinyBaker in Pink
TinyBaker in Pink is, well, very pink! Like really! Almost every inch of it is covered in pink!
The bakery which is located in The Strand has a very beautiful selection of food and drinks including the Bubble Earl Grey Chiffon Cake. This pretty cake is topped with a generous serving of boba pearls and is sold for only RM49, making it a must-try the next time you’re in Kota Damansara!
You can also order the cake by calling them or sending them a message via their Facebook page!
Address: 58-2, Jalan PJU 5/21, Kota Damansara, Selangor
Operating Hours: 11am — 6pm, Thurs — Tues
Facebook: TinyBaker in Pink
5. Black Pearl Cheesecake @ The Platform Cafe
Sticking on cakes, this place serves the Black Pearl Cheesecake! Cheese and boba has been a trendy combo for quite a while as many shops have started adding cheese into their drinks. Now, The Platform Cafe has upgraded that experience by making it into a mouth-watering cake which is drenched in so much syrup and boba, you can barely see the cheesecake underneath it.
Address: Cheras Leisure Mall L1.25, Jalan Manis 6, Taman Gemilang, Cheras
Operating Hours: 10am — 3am, Mon — Sun
Facebook: The Platform Cafe
6. Boba Waffles @ My Tea Cottage
Boba and waffles are another combination where the chewiness of the pearls work perfectly with something hot and crispy. The waffle is topped with boba pearls, osmathus flowers and also drizzled with brown sugar and their signature winter milk tea sauce.
You will definitely enjoy this a waffle lot!
Address: 17A, Bukit Mewah 10A Taman Bukit Mewah, 43000 Kajang
Operating hours: 11am — 6pm, Tues — Fri | 10am — 6pm, Sat — Sun
Facebook: My Tea Cottage
7. Yakult Lemon Boba @ Yoy Tea
Hey, who said that drinking boba has to be unhealthy for you?
If you’re going through this list and you’re starting to worry about your health, don’t worry. Yoy Tea has provided the best solution with their new Yakult Lemon Boba. With the health benefits of a freshly squeezed lemon and a bottle of Yakult, you can rest assured that your body will be in tip top condition after drinking this.
Of course, if that is too adventurous for you and you want to stick to something more familiar, you can always try their delicious Yam Milk Boba!
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Address: 75, Jalan PJS 11/9, Bandar Sunway, PJ
Operating hours: 11am — 10pm, Mon — Sat
Facebook: Yoy Tea
8. Soy Boba Bingsu @ Soylab
Last, but definitely not least, we have the Soy Boba Bingsu! SoyLab is now open in Damansara Utama and is well known for making desserts out of soy milk, making it an ideal spot for anyone who is lactose intolerant or a vegan. Even if you don’t fall into those categories, this dessert will definitely cool you down while you munch on chewy boba pearls.
Check out how good that looks!
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Address: 104, Jalan SS 21/39, Damansara Utama, 47400 PJ
Operating hours: 1pm — 11pm, Tues — Sun
Have you tried any of these places yet? Or have we missed out any spots that should have been on the list?