Originally we were going to go to Fondway Café except 1) it was packed with only 1-2 seats here n there because people hog space with their homework/laptop etc. Limited seating. 2) the menu wasn’t too appetizing. So then, we walked over 4 stores and boy am I so glad we went to Estea Café instead!!!
Variety – 10/10 – There’s your Asian food/appetizers (similar to bubble world but I think they focus on dessert?). They also have Bubble Waffle, Belgian Waffle, Layered Cake, Bubble Tea, etc. It’s an all in one shop for dessert/Asian food!!
Service – 8/10 – You order at the counter and then they bring out the food to you. Not much service.
Taste – 9/10 – Everything was really good. Bubble tea was good (can’t mess up Lychee Tee). Bubble Waffle Ice Cream thing was good, but it was better to eat on a plate. The layered cake was delicious the first few bites and then after it gets a bit too creamy.
Atmosphere – n/a
Reasonably Priced – 7.5/10 – Not sure what the prices for the food is but for the dessert, it seemed okay.. Not super overpriced, but not dirt cheap either.
Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend you to come here because I will definitely return!
Always packed. Always bumping. Always hyped up.
Variety: 8/10 – a lot of different bubble waffles to choose from; different desserts; lots of different bubble tea flavors and styles; lots lots lots!!!!!!!!!!
Service: 7/10 – because it’s always packed, they are always behind on orders etc. Sometimes they pull through and finish completing your food within 10 minutes. Just ordering takes awhile because there’s always a fat line before you can make your order..
Taste: 8/10 – bubble waffle with ice cream, strawberries, whip cream : tasted alright i guess .. watermelon slush was pretty much just the watermelon mushed up w ice / slush. It has gotten better (in taste) since the last time I was here though ..
Atmosphere: 7/10 – good music, always bumping, always crowded – which isn’t necessarily a good thing..
Reasonably priced: 7/10 – overly priced for basic stuff. You’re pretty much just paying for the aesthetics of the bubble waffles or drink…..
I wouldn’t go out of my way to go here again because it’s always so darn packed…
The Bubble Tea Shop
Address: 4651 No 3 Rd #105, Richmond, BC V6X 2C4
Heard about the trial opening of this Bubble Waffle Cafe located a few doors down from Bubble World in the heart Guildford’s most asian complex.
I was a little excited to try this place because it was packed when we entered. Luckily there was a free table that just hasn’t been cleaned so we had to wait until one of the staff cleaned it up. Looked at the menu and it seems their speciality is soup and noodles – not bubble waffles.
Completely disappointed with my visit here. 😔😞😒
Top 5 Reasons why I will not come back here:
- I had to wait over 25 minutes to order & get 3 bubble waffles.
- It seems like there is only ONE bubble waffle machine as they kept coming out ONE at a time with 5-7 minute gaps.
- They did not offer us water or anything. (They didn’t have the Taiwanese drinks that we wanted to order, so as a previous server, it’s almost common sense to bring out water. Especially if we’re having bubble waffles that are dry.
- The bubble waffles had nothing special to them, just plain, flavors aren’t extravagant like Bubble Queen. You would think their specialty is Bubble Waffle..
- The first two bubble waffles that came out looked fine. The third one that came out was 2 shades darker.
I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt that they opened this week and were overwhelmed with the opening. However, they were opened for at least 2 weeks – more than enough time to train their staff properly.
If I was to describe this experience with pop culture reference, it would be, “She wasn’t reaaaaaaaaaady~”
“V-STAR” Rating (Variety, Service, Taste, Atmosphere, Reasonably Priced):
4’s for everything out of 10. Reason being is stated above.
Bubble Waffle Cafe
145 101 Ave, Surrey, BC V3R 8X8