As much as we love a good boba fix, Lattea is so much more than just bubble tea. The menu also boasts smoothies blended with fresh fruits like watermelon, lychee and papaya, fresh yogurt-tea-fruit concoctions and even a few snacks.When exploring the outer reaches of the 'burbs in the later hours of the evening, it can seem like nearly every restaurant and cafe pulls a Cinderella and closes up shop as soon the clock strikes 10. (They don't even wait till midnight...) What's an intrepid explorer to do when the craving for something sweet hits during the wee hours? Allow us to recommend one quirky little place that not only stays open late, but also offers quite a few concoctions so inventive and delightfully unusual, you'll never be left in the lurch again. Thai milk tea made with aloe vera jellies? Yes and also please.
With a menu of creative, quirky treats and an "Open" sign that proudly hangs on the door til the wee hours, Lattea is of that rare breed of eateries: a place where night owls can come and hang out after most folks have gone to bed—and, in doing so, perhaps try something they've never tried before, like fresh-made milk teas with just about any additional fixin' you could think of (egg custard or baked grass jelly, anyone?). But, as much as we love a good boba fix, Lattea is so much more than just bubble tea. The menu also boasts smoothies blended with fresh fruits like watermelon, lychee and papaya, fruity yogurt-tea-kiwi concoctions (we're fans of the Virgin Lime-Tea-Ni), and even a few Asian-inspired snacks for late-night nibbles. Pro-tip: those Taiwanese chicken nuggets? Finger-lickin' good, at all hours of the day.
Virgin Lime Tea-Ni, $3.49 to $5.50
Roasted Milk Tea, $3.49 to $5.50
Fresh Fruit Smoothies, $3.50 to $5.50
Sunday - Thursday, noon to midnight
Friday & Saturday, noon to 2 a.m.