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9 fun spots in Houston’s Asiatown for cold food and drink

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Welcome to the Summer of Sweat. Every week until it hits 70, we’ll tell you...

Welcome to the Summer of Sweat. Every week until it hits 70, we’ll tell you where to find refreshing eats and drinks to cool off in every Houston neighborhood.

Sea salt whipped cream makes this iced coffee drink at 85C Bakery extra delicious.

Sea salt whipped cream makes this iced coffee drink at 85C Bakery extra delicious.

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85°C Bakery

The freshly baked bread and pastries may get all of the hype at this Asiatown bakery, but don’t sleep on the sea salt iced coffee, crafted with sweetened Americano and topped with a thick layer of sea salt whip. In fact, the entire sea salt series of beverages is worth a mention, from iced sea salt caramel coffee to iced sea salt oolong and jasmine teas.

Find it: 9750 Bellaire Blvd #168, Houston, TX 77036; (832) 831-1392
Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

The swirl of two flavors is the most popular option at Aqua S.

The swirl of two flavors is the most popular option at Aqua S.

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Aqua S

This Australia-based soft serve shop boasts locations around the country, including one in the Heights and an outpost in Asiatown. Flavors rotate often, which keeps things exciting. Indulgent picks may be a pink lemonade and vanilla rose swirl or hazelnut chocolate with a toasted marshmallow garnish.

Find it: 9889 Bellaire Blvd D232, Houston, TX 77036;  (281) 501-3220
Hours:  Tuesday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, noon-11 p.m.; Sunday, noon-10 p.m.

Two-color swirl soft serve is all the rage at ice cream shops like Bae.

Two-color swirl soft serve is all the rage at ice cream shops like Bae.

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Bae

This Los Angeles-based ice cream shop takes soft serve to the next level with fluffy spirals in flavors like earl gray, mango and matcha. Charcoal pineapple is a fan favorite, in part for its intense black color, and when dressed with cookie crumbles and a 24-karat gold topping, it’s quite the looker. The shop’s interior is aesthetically pleasing too, with visitors often capturing the beauty of their cones in front of a neon sign that reads “with love, from bae.”

Find it: 9798 Bellaire Blvd Suite A, Houston, TX 77036 
Hours: Sunday, noon-10 p.m.; Monday-Wednesday, 1-9 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, noon-10 p.m.

Bambu has several locations in the Houston area.

Bambu has several locations in the Houston area.

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Bambu

Satisfy your sweet tooth with authentic Vietnamese chè at Bambu. Layered dessert drinks come in combinations with mung beans, taro, pandan jelly, boba and coconut milk. Try the smashed avocado chè, which packs fresh avocado with boba, rainbow jellies and condensed milk. The belly-filling beverages serve as the ultimate summertime refreshers, but the shop also serves Vietnamese coffee and real-fruit smoothies.

Find it: 10613 Bellaire Blvd #150, Houston, TX 77072; (832) 328-3900
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

Egg waffle ice cream cones are the specialty at Bubble Egg in Asiatown.

Egg waffle ice cream cones are the specialty at Bubble Egg in Asiatown.

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Bubble Egg

The bubble waffle cones that have long gone viral on social media can be found at Bubble Egg in Asiatown (plus, at outposts in Garden Oaks and Katy Asian Town). A thick, bready cone serves as a cradle for cold scoops with flavors like jasmine milk tea and monster mint. Not into waffles or ice cream? This shop slings mangonada slushes and milk teas too.

Find it: 9188 Bellaire Blvd #B, Houston, TX 77036; (281) 888-4135
Hours: Sunday, noon-10 p.m.; Monday-Tuesday, 5-10 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday, noon-10 p.m.

Long Coffee

Nothing feels more “Houston” than cooling down with a Vietnamese iced coffee, and at Long Coffee, you can have yours frozen. The subtly sweet, icy, caffeinated concoction offers relief from the heat like no other, and it’s a breeze to snag one by way of the shop’s drive-thru.

Find it: 10611 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77072; (281) 983-5700
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m

Taiwanese snowflake ice desserts topped with fruit and sweetened condensed milk are available at Nu Cafe.

Taiwanese snowflake ice desserts topped with fruit and sweetened condensed milk are available at Nu Cafe.

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Nu Cafe

Indulge in a real-life mound of shaved ice at this Taiwanese dessert shop, where sizes are categorized as “hill” or “mountain.” A heaping plate with any mess of toppings, including tapioca, fresh fruit and sticky syrup, is more than enough to share, but why would you want to?

Find it: 9889 Bellaire Blvd STE 112A, Houston, TX 77036; (713) 771-7771
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, noon-11 p.m.

Red Circle Ice Cream serves whimsical ice cream creations.

Red Circle Ice Cream serves whimsical ice cream creations.

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Red Circle Ice Cream

This ice cream shop amps up its offerings with the addition of fresh-made churros and Hong Kong-style egg waffles. With customizable choices like Oreo-crusted or cinnamon sugar churros, mix-and-match ice cream scoops, drizzles and toppings, the possibilities of creating a dessert of epic proportions are endless.

Find it: 6838 Ranchester Dr, Houston, TX 77036; (832) 767-5679
Hours: Monday-Thursday 3-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 2-11 p.m.; Sunday 2-10 p.m.

Tiger Sugar is famous for its brown sugar bubble tea.

Tiger Sugar is famous for its brown sugar bubble tea.

Tiger Sugar

Tiger Sugar

This boba milk tea bar from Taiwan has a cult following around the globe, and for good reason. Its signature brown sugar milk tea with chewy pearls is cold and creamy with a sweet molasses flavor. The drink’s signature pattern, a result of incorporating milky ingredients that trickle down, is worthy of a photo. The cafe has plenty of tiger props that serve as a fun backdrop.

Find it: 9393 Bellaire Blvd #D, Houston, TX 77036; 
Hours: Sunday, noon-10 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, noon-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, noon-10 p.m.



 

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