Taiwanese-based bubble tea chain, Gong Cha, has just opened a new location at 823 Granville Street (Granville & Robson). This is the chain’s fifth Metro Vancouver location and second Downtown location.
The chain has 1,200 stores worldwide including Japan, Korea, Australia, and the US. “Gong Cha” refers to tea that is offered to the Emperor in Chinese Imperial times. And of course, tea for the Emperor is only of the highest quality collected throughout the kingdom.
Gong Cha Granville Menu
The Gong Cha Granville menu is organized by series: Signature, Milk Tea, Brewed, Creative Mix, and Smoothies. Their drinks typically range between $5 – $7.
Topping choices include original milk foam, pearls, white pearls, coconut jelly, grass jelly, pudding, and Oreo milk foam. You can also customize sweetness and ice levels. Fresh milk substitution is also available for $0.99.
This location does not have bubble waffles, but the other Downtown store at Homer and Robson does.
TOP 10 GONG CHA DRINKS
Want to know what are the best drinks to order at Gong Cha? Here are the top drinks posted at this location:
- Royal Milk Tea with Pearl ($5.80)
- Milk Tea with Grass Jelly ($5.80)
- Earl Grey Milk Tea with 3J ($6.50)
- Milk Foam Earl Grey Tea ($5.90)
- Milk Foam Wintermelon Drink ($5.90)
- Taro Milk Drink ($5.80)
- QQ Passionfruit Green Tea ($5.90)
- QQ Mango Green Tea ($5.90)
- Mango Smoothie ($5.80)
- Milk Foam Black Forest ($6.90)
Gong Cha Granville is Small!
The new Gong Cha location is narrow and small and seems to be mostly counter service. There is a counter on the inside but for seating your best bet is their outdoor patio.
Order via Ritual
I ordered my Gong Cha drink ahead of time via Ritual, an order ahead app which launched in Vancouver just recently. One great thing about Ritual is that the prices posted through the app are the same as what the restaurant would charge.
You need to give around a 10-15 minute heads up for the drink to be made. My drink was ready by the time I got there while there was a lineup. This was a great timesaver!
I went with an Iced Royal Milk Tea with Pearl ($5.80) and enjoyed it under the warm sunny weather that day.
Overall Impression of Gong Cha Granville
I like that this Gong Cha location has a charming outdoor patio right along Granville Street. I would recommend using the Ritual app to order ahead at this location. Rating: 4/5
Gong Cha Granville
823 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC