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Mango Bubble Tea Latte at The Uptowner Cafe

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The Uptowner Cafe is a popular Cafe' to locals, located across from the King Street metro nestled between Del Ray and Old Town. It will be on the right before the metro if coming from Old Town and after the metro on the left if coming from Del Ray.The cafe is small and has a few tables for dining in, but also has seating outside as well. It is a small Cafe that serves tea, bubble tea lattes, sandwiches and wraps as well as coffee and salads. The bubble tea is absolutely delicious and if you have never had it you can expect it to taste like a cool creamy tea latte with tapioca pearls at the bottom. Bubble tea gets its name from the bubbles that appear at the top of the tea from the frothing, but many people believe that it is because of the tapioca pearls at the bottom that look like bubbles.

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The Mango Bubble Tea was creamy cool and refreshing with chewy tapioca pearls at the bottom. Tapioca pearls feel sorta like gummies in your mouth but the consistency is slightly different. The pearls are solid, it feels sorta slimy, and you chew it up to enjoy. The Royal Street wrap is delicious, it is spicy so be prepared for it, as it spicy enough to clear your sinuses and bring some tears to your eyes. It is a simple wrap with red bell peppers, lettuce, turkey deli meat, shredded carrots, and onion mustard. The BBQ kettle cooked chips were OK, not the worst, but not the best either. Bubble Tea is your perfect Cool Tea for a hot summer day or anytime really. Enjoy your cup today.

Uptowner Cafe (hours of operation)

1609 King St

Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 836-3162

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