This location is conveniently across the street from Golden Deli Vietnamese Restaurant - San Gabriel, Luscious Dumplings Inc. - San Gabriel, and Vietnam House Vietnamese Restaurant - San Gabriel.
It's not just about the tea drinks. There are plenty of tables, chairs, and sofas. Even when it's packed, I've always been able to find a spot. And plenty of outlets for my laptop.
Best of all, I never feel rushed.
Sure ID Cha House - San Gabriel and Tea Station - Alhambra have better teas, but they don't have outlets and they require a minimum order per person.
Whenever I have internet issues, sometimes it's nice just to go to a place with free Wi-Fi.
The Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken at Tapioca Express is my favorite out of all the tea chains.
This location also has a lot more food than other places.
Fried pork chop, braised pork, and tea combo, $5.99.
And Korean short ribs, braised pork, and tea combo, $5.99.
August 22, 2011 update:
This location became a Tea Spots, which relocated to Pasadena and is now on Valley Blvd.
A new owner reopened this location as Happy Tea, but the drinks aren't as good and it's not as welcoming a place to hang as when the previous Tapioca Express/Tea Spots owner was here.
Still gotta find a new tea house where I can linger.
Other tea shops:
Half & Half Tea House - Monterey Park
ID Cha House - San Gabriel
Le Arbre Tea House - Rosemead
Lollicup Tea Zone - Westminster (Little Saigon)
Tapioca Express Inc. - Alhambra
Tea Station - Alhambra
800 W. Las Tunas Dr., Ste. 100
San Gabriel, CA 91775
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