Best Thai-brand bubble tea stores in Bangkok

chincha bubble tea pearlsImages adapted from: Chincha, Wongnai Hatyai

Finding more ways to drink bubble tea is like exploring outer space – we’re always discovering something new. There’s bound to be hidden gems among the hundreds of brands available, and it doesn’t have to be from abroad either.

Below are some of the best bubble tea stores in Bangkok from local franchises that you’ll only find in Thailand.

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1. Rin Rin Bubble Milk Tea – order through a telephone

Image credit: Wongnai

For those too shy to talk face to face with the cashier, this is the BBT store for you. When you enter Rin Rin, there is no one standing behind a desk to take your order. Instead, you will see a red push-button telephone sitting by itself and two closed hatches.

BBTBKK Rin Rin telephone
Images adapted from: Manager Online and Rin Rin Bangsaen

To place orders at Rin Rin, you must press the buzzer and wait to answer the phone when it rings. After placing your order, you put money in the bottom hatch and then receive your drink on the upper one.

With social-distancing still in effect, this cafe’s gimmick seems like the perfect safety measure for both customers and workers alike – just be sure to wash your hands before and after picking up the receiver.

Rin Rin Bubble Milk Tea
Address: Thanon Lasalle, Khwaeng Bang Na, Khet Bang Na, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10260
Opening Hours: 10:00AM-7:00PM, Daily
Telephone: 092 420 3955
Facebook here.

2. Neighbour’s Cafe – seasonal fruit bobas

BBTBKK Neighbour
Images adapted from: Pedpapai and NeighboursBubbletea

Neighbour’s Cafe was in one of our articles, and we’re still charmed by their fruit pearls. The cafe still serves their dragonfruit boba but sadly replaced their pumpkin boba recently.

But don’t worry – Neighbour’s Cafe has a new boba flavour for you to try. This time, they have banana bobas to pair with drinks like the Cocoa Cheese (฿85) or the Taiwanese Milk Tea (฿65). 

There’s no telling how long the banana boba will stay, so head there quick. The cafe seems to like changing up things on short notice, so we wonder what their next boba venture could be.

Neighbour’s Cafe
Address: 33 Phahon Yothin Soi 5, Phahon Yothin Rd., Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400
Opening Hours: 10:30AM-6:00PM
Telephone: 096 409 4892
Facebook here.

3. Chincha Bubble Tea – Self-service BBT buffet

BBTBKK Chincha
Image credit: Chincha

While Chincha has no unique tea flavours to offer like other brands, there aren’t many that can boast themselves as bubble tea buffets.

Image credit: Wongnai Hatyai

You can get a small cup for ฿25 and a large cup for ฿35. Toppings are an extra ฿5 and ฿10 for whipped cream.

You are free to mix and match toppings as you please to create the perfect bubble tea. With almost a dozen toppings and drinks, the possibilities are only limited by how much your cup can hold.

Chincha Bubble Tea
Address: 10 Pracha Songkhro Rd, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Khet Din Daeng, Bangkok 10400
Opening Hours: 10:30AM-6:30PM
Telephone: 093 236 4241

4. Bearhouse – DIY mochi bobas

BBTBKK Bearhouse
Images adapted from: Close To Heaven and Bearhouse

Bearhouse sells quarts of mochi flour (฿120) so you can DIY mochi pearls at home. This is also a fun activity for the family to mould the mochi pearls as they prefer.

The Yuzu Black Tea With Mochi Pearls (฿105) or the Southern Thai Milk Tea With Mochi Pearls (฿95) and pair it with the Milky Chilling Pudding (฿220) which jiggles from the slightest touch.

Bearhouse (Siam Square)
Address: Siam Square, 414/17 floor, 1 Henri Dunant Rd, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330
Opening Hours: 10:00AM-8:00PM
Facebook here.

5. Moma’s Bubble Tea Bar – cheap but flavourful

Moma's Bubble Tea Bar In Bangkok Sells The Cheapest BBT With Drinks Less Than $1

The sweet purple potato is another trend that’s been going around lately, and inevitably crossed paths with the bubble tea not long after. Moma’s Sweet Potato Latte (฿39) has the starchy qualities of the purple potato with the milky sweetness of a bubble milk tea.

Moma’s BBTs are cheap but taste just as great compared to more expensive brands. Also, you don’t have to travel far to taste it yourself because Moma outlets are all over Bangkok.

BBTBKK White Rabbit
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Moma’s Bubble Tea Bar

There was also a bubble tea based on the White Rabbit candy at one point, and we hope to see what other flavours they will surprise us with in the future.

Check out our full article about Moma here!

Moma’s Bubble Tea Bar (Siam Square Soi 5)
Address: Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330
Opening Hours: 7:00AM-9:00PM, Daily
Telephone: 064 293 9150
Facebook here.

6. TingTing Ginger Bingsu – Chinese dessert toppings

TingTing Ginger Bingsu is a shop that mainly focuses on bingsu and ginger soup. The bubble teas here are inspired by Thai-Chinese desserts like bua loi, grass jellies and tangyuan, and the store offers unique add-ons such as bua loi rice balls and patongko (fried dough).

BBTBKK Ting Ting
Images adapted from: Gramho and Foodyoucaneat

For the BBT itself, the Amah bubble milk tea with torched douhua (฿75) and soy milk-black sesame boba (฿75)

Also recommended is the fresh milk with salted egg custard sauce and konjac boba (฿75), or you could add salted egg custard sauce to your bubble milk tea as well.

Ting Ting
Address: On Nut Rd, Khwaeng Suan Luang, Khet Suan Luang, Bangkok 10250
Opening Hours: 12:00PM-11:00PM, Daily
Telephone: 099 262 4193
LINE ID: @tingtingbinsu
Facebook here.

7. Brown Café – unique and colourful flavours

BBTBKK Brown Cafe
Images adapted from:
@wongnai and @omlstw

The Brown Café has a magic trick in the form of the anchan strawberry latte with rainbow bubbles (฿80), a floral drink that transforms before your eyes.

The blue-hued anchan (butterfly pea flower) changes colour when mixed with acidic food like citrus fruits. This drink gets its purple layer when the anchan gets poured into the strawberry latte and followed by collagen bubbles.

The melon niu niu latte with rainbow bubbles (฿80) looks a lot like melon cream soda in BBT form. This drink doesn’t transform like the anchan, but its lingering melon scent and milky green and rainbow is just as enchanting for photos.

Brown Café (Siam Square One)
Address: 388 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330
Opening Hours: 10:00AM-10:00PM, Daily
Telephone: 098 842 2265
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8. Bakt Cafe – dog-themed drinks

Bakt Cafe curiously names all their tea after a breed of dog, each with their own style to love and share the characteristics of their namesake.

Images adapted from: GrabFood and @baktcafe

The Winter Corgi (฿115) is a winter melon tea with brown sugar jelly – sweet but on the lighter side.

Then there’s the Puffy Yorkshire (฿115) that’s familiarly popular but fancy. It is brown sugar fresh milk (or milk tea) with brown sugar jelly and bubble, topped with creme brulee cream cheese.

If you want something standard, they have the Absolute Shiba (฿80) milk tea with a triple threat of brown sugar bubble, golden bubble, and brown sugar jelly. We’d take all these doggies home if we could. 

Bakt Cafe
Address: Soi Ekamai 21, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Opening Hours: 11:00AM-8:00PM, Daily
Telephone: 061 696 2950
LINE ID: @baktcafe
Facebook here.
Instagram here.
Website here.

9. GA/GA – stylish BBTs for photos

BBTBKK Gaga Overload
Image credit: Kinjubkinjib

GAGA’s bubble teas are eye-catching from the very start. Even the more standard milk teas look extravagant because they go overboard with toppings, while fruit teas are beautifully coloured.

Those who love toppings will appreciate GAGA‘s signature GAGA Overload (฿90), which has four different toppings on milk tea: honey drop, grass jelly, egg pudding, and the usual bubble pearls. Each sip has a blend of chewiness and softness that melts in your mouth.

BBTBKK Sunset Blood Moon
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Take a break from milk teas with fresh tea and juice with these counterparts whether day or night:

  • Sunrise (฿95) are layers of butterfly pea and passion fruit green tea topped with GAGA’s honey drops. 
  • Blood Moon (฿95) is pomegranate green tea with grass jelly, chia and honey drop.

GAGA (Central World)
Address: 12 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Opening Hours: 10:00AM-8:00PM
Telephone: 022 520 502
LINE ID: @gagabkk
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Website here.

Bubbling experiences

The BBT craze shows no sign of stopping any time soon – not that we’re complaining. Within Southeast Asia, Thailand drinks the most BBT compared to our neighbours, and we make it no secret.

Of course, do remember to drink bubble tea in moderation for your health!

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