INSIDE: The very best bubble tea London style is at Candy Cafe London. Updated 2019.
If you haven’t tried a Bubble Tea, you’re missing out!
The Candy Cafe Bubble Tea London shop was one of the first places to offer Bubble Teas in London and while a thousand other ‘bubble tea’ chains have popped up since, nothing beats the original.
Candy Cafe London is tiny, and hard to find, but make the effort if you are in London with kids on a family travel day out.
Bubble Tea is just ONE of the amazing signature dishes that the Candy Cafe Bubble Tea London shop now offers.
- 1 Candy Cafe Bubble Tea London
- 2 What is Bubble Tea?
- 3 Signature Dishes
- 4 More Cold Desserts to try at Candy Cafe London
- 5 More Hot Desserts you can try at this Bubble Tea Shop
- 6 The Inside Scoop – Candy Cafe Bubble Tea in London
- 7 How to get to Candy Cafe in London
- 8 Candy Cafe Chinatown Map
- 9 Facilities at Candy Cafe in London
- 10 Toadstool Rating (by the kids)
- 11 Looking for MORE SUPER DOOPER FUN Things to Do with Kids in LONDON?
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Candy Cafe Bubble Tea London
Head on UP to the Candy Cafe Sit Down Cafe.
The Candy Cafe Bubble Tea London shop has a sign out front, but is up a set of wonky wooden stairs.
Newcomers are often surprised by the tiny size of the dining area, but it’s quaint with wooden tables and seating.
Oriental pop plays on the TV for an authentic China Town experience. You’ll be in the company of a young hip crowd in a fun boisterous atmosphere.
Hot Tip: Leave the pram behind.
What is Bubble Tea?
What are the bubbles in bubble tea?
Otherwise known as Pearl Milk Tea, or Tapioca Pearl Tea, Bubble tea is a colourful drink with black ‘tapioca pearl’ bubbles at the bottom.
You choose a base flavour (served hot or cold), organic milk is added to the mix, the bubbles made from tapioca pearls are added last, and then you are given the tea with a thick straw so you can suck them up!
What does bubble tea taste like?
It’s like chewing a gummy bear lolly in a drink.
Bubble Teas are YUM!
Their real bubble tea flavours include:
- mango milk bubble tea
- lychee milk bubble tea
- sweet corn milk bubble tea (!), and
- matcha milk bubble tea
Want to know what are some of the more interesting flavours of bubble tea? Find their full Bubble Tea menu here.
Bubble tea for kids? Yes, they’ll love it.
This place is best for bubble teas, but also signature dish desserts with massive portion sizes.
Find your savoury fix elsewhere.
They do serve Malaysian Ipoh Coffee in a variety of flavours too (it’s super sweet) but we’d stick with what they do best – bubbles!
An all day snack in Malaysia and Singapore, Kaya toast is a sweet coconut spread (coconut milk base with eggs, sugar, and pandan leave infusion) served on toast or on pancakes.
Crystal Snow Ice, as it’s better known, is shaved ice flavoured with fruit and juice in flavours mango, strawberry, kiwi, peach, honey peach, red bean and ice cream
Flavoured jelly combined with sago.
Try it as mango, taro, honeydew, strawberry pudding, milk with honey peach and egg with red bean.
Red Bean Grass Jelly
- My boys and I are suckers for sweet “anko” red beans so this warm dessert of red beans AND jelly with sago cream sounds like our kind of thing. Add matcha green tea ice-cream and we’re never leaving.
More Cold Desserts to try at Candy Cafe London
- Dry dumplings
- Herbal jelly
- Soya pudding
- Black Black – coffee shaved ice with grass jelly
- Japanese sweet crepe delights with your choice of filling – strawberry, mango, kiwi, red bean or cheese cake, sugar and butter, chocolate, peanut butter, and cream or ice-cream.
More Hot Desserts you can try at this Bubble Tea Shop
- “Sweet Soup” in banana, taro or red bean flavour. The soup base is sago pearls with coconut cream. Mouth is watering.
- Dumplings in flavours such as plain, black sesame, peanut, and red bean with your choice of base – sugar cane syrup, soya milk or sago with coconut cream.
The Inside Scoop – Candy Cafe Bubble Tea in London
Home of the best bubble tea in London.
Address: Candy Cafe Bubble Tea Chinatown London is located on the 1st Floor, 3 Macclesfield Street, London W1D 6AU
Opening Hours: Open daily 12pm until 11.30 pm
Telephone: 020 7434 4581
Website: Click here
Email (guest relations): firstname.lastname@example.org
Bubble tea price: Please check with the Candy cafe for current pricing.
How to get to Candy Cafe in London
Candy Cafe can be found in the heart of Chinatown.
Turn left in the middle of Gerrard Street, the cafe is in Macclesfield St, on the first floor, just above Leong’s Legend Restaurant.
Candy Cafe Chinatown Map
Facilities at Candy Cafe in London
Toilet facilities on site but it’s a squeeze.
Toadstool Rating (by the kids)
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