One of the nice things about living in a cultural melting pot is that occasionally obscure treats go mainstream in a big way. One great example is the bubble tea, or boba, phenomenon. Once found only in Chinatown, these drinks can be based around cream, green tea, or black tea and come in myriad flavors from the traditional red bean and taro to the more amateur-friendly mango, coconut, peppermint, lemon honey and banana cream. What makes Teahouse different: The quirky yet addictive flavored gelatins and chewy tapioca marbles that can be added to the drinks.
Equipped with Internet stations, magazines galore and board games, Teahouse is great place to play a round or two of Chinese checkers, chat with a friend, or just grab a delish beverage between errands.