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Fat Straws

Map & Directions 5301 Alpha Road
Dallas, TX 75240
  • Cafe, Coffeehouse
  • Sun 11am-9pm, Mon-Sat 11am-10pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Catering, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
  • Snack Food
  • None
  • Not Accepted
  • Free, Lot Available


Dallas Observer's Description

Bubble tea is something you love or hate. The popularity of this bubble-tea shop shows that a lot of people fall within the former group. It might have something to do with the café being sandwiched between the Galleria Dallas and Valley View Center malls. Named after the wide straws used to consume the cold sweet and creamy black tea with tapioca balls, this location was named the best purveyor of the concoction in the Dallas Observer's 2008 "Best of Dallas" issue. It's a sleek café with ultra-cool design elements to match the variations of flavored bubble tea offered here, such as jasmine blueberry green tea and chocolate banana white tea. Some of the popular selections carry funky names. Would you try the Oolong Iron Goddess of Mercy or the Chocolate Monkey dessert tea? After that, lychee seems so pedestrian.

Member Reviews

  • dallasobserverbestof wrote a review for Fat Straws
    on 05/08/09

    We still don't understand the purpose of the tapioca balls in the bottom of the bubble tea: They just get stuck in the freakishly wide straw. And yet we're still attracted to this weird concoction, a kind of milk slushie. At Tempest Tea, they improve on the regular bubble tea by offering a variety of quality teas as the base. If you are new to bubble tea, they are glad to make... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Nikki W. on 09/13/12

    Very fast service! Love it.

  • Keshia Z. on 03/09/11

    "Bubbles" in Chineese Boba means big round breast.

  • Erika H. on 10/17/10

    Try the Avocado Bravado with double bubbles. It may sound weird, but it is out of this world!

  • Adam K. on 05/20/13

    The best things: Thai tea milkshake, taro slushee, and green tea milkshake. You're welcome

  • D'Anna K. on 04/20/12

    Jasmine blueberry!!

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