10 local spots for bubble tea in the Triangle

Bubble Tea | Photo by @mogetee_raleigh

Have you ever heard of bubble tea? According to Eater, bubble tea — or boba tea — is classified as a “broad category of chunky drinks.” The drink typically consists of a blend of black tea, milk, ice + tapioca pearls — served with an oversized straw.

If you’re ready to see what all the hype is about, we’ve compiled a list of 10 local spots that are serving up some bubble tea deliciousness. 

Moge Tee | 2304 Hillsborough St.


Open 12–8:30 p.m. Mon.–Fri. + 12–9 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
#ProTip: Moge Tee has a variety of milk and fruit teas. Try your drink with a cheese foam for an added salty, creamy taste. 


Bumble Tea | 3221 Avent Ferry Rd.


Open 12–9 p.m. Mon.–Thurs. + 12–10 p.m. Fri.–Sun.
#ProTip: Bumble Tea recently extended its hours for optimal weekend fun.


Boba Brew | 411 W Morgan St. (In Morgan Street Food Hall)


Open 11 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Mon.–Sun.
#ProTip: Morgan Street Food Hall currently offers temporary curbside parking for takeout


Beans & Bubbles | 3607 Falls River Ave.

Open 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Mon.–Fri. + 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
#ProTip: If you’ve never tried bubble tea before — don’t be afraid to ask the staff for recommendations. They’re happy to explain how it works + help you make a selection.


Cha House | 3001 Hillsborough St.


Open 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Sun.–Wed.,10 a.m.–7p.m. Thurs. + 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Fri.–Sat.
#ProTip: Feeling hungry? Check out the food menu as well, which includes popcorn chicken and fried pork.


Milk Lab | 6418 Tryon Rd., Cary


Open 11:30–10 p.m. Sun.–Thurs. + 11:30–10:30 p.m. Fri.–Sat.
#ProTip: You get to keep the cute cup the bubble tea comes in.


Budacai | 120 E Martin St. (In SkyHouse Raleigh)

Open 12–9:00 p.m. all week
#ProTip: We’ve got 3 words — bubble tea slushies.


Anise Pho | 222 Glenwood Ave.

Open 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Mon., Wed., Thurs. + 11 a.m.–9:45 p.m. Fri–Sun.
#ProTip: The Vietnamese restaurant also offers authentic Vienamese cuisine.


Kung Fu Tea | 966 High House Rd., Cary


Open 11:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m. all week
#ProTip: You can order ahead on the Kung Fu Tea app.


Quickly Tea House | 2604 Hillsborough Rd., Durham

Open 12–9:00 p.m. all week
#ProTip: Most drinks can be made dairy-free.

Did we miss your favorite bubble tea spot? Click here to let us know where you love grabbing this delicious drink + we’ll be sure to add it to the list.