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Best Boba Places Illinois

Anyone here from Chicago?

Let us know if these Chicago nicknames are accurate. We were curious so we found out ourselves. We thought it was cool to share the Chicago vibes with our audience so why not! 

  • Mud City
  • Chi-Town (we’re sure you’ve heard of this) 
  • Windy City 
  • Heart of America
  • Chi-beria (especially during the winter season)

Now that we got educated on some nicknames of Chicago shall we move on to some boba places in Chicago? We think so! Continue reading to find out the best (we mean the best) boba places in Chicago. 

Cassava Cafe

Cassava Cafe in Chicago is open later than other places around the area. It’s family owned and has nothing but high quality bubble tea. And a few snacks for the foodies of course.

What’s more to love than this? Board games of course. Yes, board games too!

We’re surprised a family-owned spot has so much! Cassava Cafe boasts 150+ positive bubble tea reviews also. If you’re in Illinois some time, come visit!

Bingo Tea 

Now this hits the spot!

Bingo Tea is a Malaysian Cafe serving up delicious boba and foods. You’re in for a treat if you ever stop by this place for boba. The aroma of delicious food cooked in the back and delicious milk tea, you’ll want to stay for long.

They’re serving things like chicken curry laksa, penang prawn mee, satay tofu, wings and more! Let’s just say, come here on an empty stomach to get boba and food. Thank us later! 

Argo Tea 

Nothing but pure premium quality tea here in Chicago! Argo tea does more than serving boba or bubble tea. On their site you can learn how to perfect the art of tea brewing or even 101 facts about tea. With their knowledge of tea, you know their boba is the best!

Two of their signature boba drinks are the black tea coconut (made with Nilgiri black tea) and green tea raspberry (made with gluten free coconut pearls). Stop by here if you’re in town, you won’t regret it! 

Java and Mug 

If you’re from Chicago you have heard of this place! It’s a very popular all around dessert shop that is quite crave worthy. Of course this place sells your typical cafe stuff like coffee, tea and bubble tea or boba. But it also serves up some very instagram worthy waffle and ice cream platters, fruit bowls, macarons and more!

We told you… it’s an all around dessert place!

When you stop by on your next visit in Chicago, be sure to grab yourself (and friends) for your favorite boba flavor and a waffle with ice cream on top. Now this is the night you’ll want to end on! 

Bambu Cafe 

We’re sure you have heard of this place too. It’s quite popular with over 50 locations here in the United States. It’s Vietnamese inspired, not like your other types of boba cafes. Which brings a different element to your drinks and flavors that you can order here.

Take for example their smashed avocado drink, it’s filled with fresh cut avocado, boba and a combination of different jelly! Another must try here is their bambu special. It has some amazing flavors from pandan jelly, longan, coconut water and even basil seeds! When you come here, you can try your typical boba flavors but when you see the other very innovative drinks you’ll be curious to try them.

Around Cafe 

Do we have to say anything more than 200 reviews with over 4 stars as the average rating? If that doesn’t sell you on trying this boba cafe how about this? In addition to the 200 positive reviews, this place is not only very aesthetic inside (perfect for the gram) it has very cute snacks too!

You know those macarons with faces that you see in popular cafes around Asia? They have those here!

Not only do they have the cute macarons, their premium and high quality ingredients will satisfy your taste buds. And possibly make you crave for more next weekend. If it’s any of these boba cafes on this list, we highly suggest you visit this boba cafe in Chicago. 

Chi-Town Got Some Delicious Boba

We know Chicago is undoubtedly known as the place to get deep dish pizza, how did this even come about? But we have to be honest, they have some killer boba too! 

Side note, is it true that people from Chicago don’t even eat deep dish and that it’s more of a tourist thing? We are hearing both sides of the story and we are starting to get confused!

Anyways, thanks for reading with Talk Boba here on the best boba places in Chicago! If you want to learn more about the best boba places in the United States just click here and pick a state! Until next time, just talk about boba duh! 

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