The popularity of bubble tea exploded in the early 2010s, and the trend hasn’t died out since. This quirky Taiwanese drink can now be found across the world, and certainly in any western city. For anyone who hasn’t tried bubble tea yet, the idea of drinking chewy balls through a straw might sound bizarre, but don’t knock it ‘till you try it!
Most bubble teas are made from either a base of milk or fruit tea with ‘boba’ – little chewy balls made from tapioca, in the bottom. With a seemingly endless variety of flavors, colors, and textures available, bubble tea is as fun as it is tasty.
Kony Bubble Tea
The first shop to bring bubble tea to Switzerland, Kony is a well-known bubble tea pioneer in Lausanne. With lines frequently running out the door, a range of flavor combos, and plenty more always popping up – this little boba cafe is well worth a visit. Plus, if you’re feeling snack-ish, they also do cup-noodles!
PMLV Bubble Tea
If you’re looking for a health kick to beat off all the winter germs, this is the place to check out. PMLV combines refreshing, nutritious juices with the delights of boba to create a fun, yummy, and healthy drink. Especially great if you’re trying to cajole your little ones to drink their greens! If you’re not into juices, no worries – they also offer a wide range of flavors and toppings, as well as a menu full of treats.
R Cha Bubble Tea
R cha is often touted as ‘the cutest bubble tea shop in Lausanne’ and we can see why. From their adorable elephant mascot to their artfully constructed ‘layered’ drinks – R Cha is an Insta-worthy spot. Even better, they are one of the few bubble tea shops in Lausanne to offer home delivery!
Lemoncha Bubble Tea
If there’s one thing Lemoncha knows well, it’s tea. Located inside the Royaume Melazic, this specialty tea shop offers a huge range of tea types and styles – including bubble tea. Their offerings include plant-based milk and a variety of carefully brewed authentic whole-leaf teas, it’s a great place to grab a sweet treat alongside your drink.
Chu Chu Bubble Tea Taiwan
Chu Chu’s Lausanne store offers bubble teas and a variety of Taiwanese dishes and desserts. Popular with students for offering their Taiwanese snacks, this little cafe is an easy stop off to grab a drink and a bite to eat before heading to nearby Parc de Mon Repos.