The Purrrfect Bubble Tea at Meow Tea Ottawa

Ottawa Living

The pandemic lockdown of 2020 is starting to ease up in Ottawa and this is a perfect time to start supporting the local businesses who have been hit the worst financially. Today my boyfriend and I went on a drive and decided to get some bubble tea. He happened to be a bubble-tea-virgin until today (I know, crazy, right?).

Ottawa Ontario's cat themed bubble tea restaurant on Elgin Street in Downtown.

So right there in the middle of Elgin street was this small and adorably decorated place in a cat theme! I was already sold with the decor and the reviews I had read on the way there were also pretty solid. So the special thing about Meow Tea Ottawa is the customization options for ice and sugar! They literally had it on their menu board and you could choose between 0%, 20%, 50% all the way till 150% of sugar. This was brilliant because I often feel too guilty about getting a drink because there is just too much sugar in a single cup. I tried their Mango Green Milk Tea and I got three extra toppings added on to it for 50 cents each. Yes, I do go a little overboard on the jellies and the tapioca, but that’s the whole point of bubble tea!

A cat themed bubble tea cafe in downtown Ottawa showing Chinese cat decor.

It turned out absolutely delicious! Definitely a spot I want to go back to. Also, I realize Elgin Street is just a cool and hip place overall and I think there are a whole bunch of amazing local stores and restaurants to check out there. One more for the bucket list.