16 Boba Shops in Seattle’s University District

Boba on every corner 🧋

A group of people cheers boba drinks during Boba Fest in Seattle, Washington

📸: Courtesy U District Partnership | Boba Fest

When it comes to beverages, Seattle is best known for our love of coffee, but our obsession with boba must be a close second. Boba cafes have exploded in popularity in Seattle, with international chains like Don’t Yell At Me and Happy Lemon setting up shop in our city. Traditionally made with sweet milk tea and chewy tapioca pearls, boba—also known as bubble tea—is a refreshing drink to sip on while basking in the early spring sunlight. 

There’s maybe no better way to preemptively celebrate National Boba Day than by heading to the Seattle Boba Fest in the University District on April 27th. Now in its third year, organizers claim the neighborhood is home to Seattle’s “highest concentration of bubble tea cafes and restaurants.” Here are some of the shops on Boba Fest’s big list.

Boba Up

4141 University Wy NE # 103, Seattle

Boba Gem Tea House

4213 University Wy NE, Seattle


4553 University Wy NE, Seattle

Ding Tea Seattle

4725 University Wy NE, Seattle

Don’t Yell At Me

4511 University Wy NE, Seattle


4106 Brooklyn Ave NE Suite 103A, Seattle

Macu Tea

1100 NE 45th St, Seattle

Meraki Tea Bar

4701 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle

Moge Tee

4334 University Wy NE, Seattle

Oasis Tea Zone

4524 University Wy NE, Seattle

Oh Bear Cafe

4708 11th Ave NE, Seattle


4730 University Way NE Suite #109-110, Seattle

Sunright Tea Studio

4545 Roosevelt Way NE #103, Seattle

Timeless Tea

1000 NE 50th St, Seattle

TP Tea

1312 NE 45th St, Seattle

Yifang Taiwan Fruit Tea

5000 University Wy NE Suite C, Seattle

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