We tried Mabroc for our first look on the day of their opening and we loved it. We popped in two months later.
And we weren't disappointed.
Mabroc's extensive range comprises of classic teas (hot and cold), shakes, fruit teas, herbal teas, and slushies - all complete with either tapioca pearls or popping bubbles. Their Bubble Cubs range, in contrast, has animal and rainbow shaped jellies replacing the bubbles.
We tried their Hot Milk Bubble Tea, Iced Toffee Bubble Tea, Strawberry and Berry Tea - all for Rs. 250 a drink and their Blueberry Bubble Snow, a tea-based slushie for Rs 280.
Chewy tapioca pearls and hot milk tea make a surprisingly great combo! Their hot milk tea was not too strong and wasn't overpoweringly sweet. Not sure how the Lankan uncles would feel about this change in classic milk tea, but we liked it.
Iced Toffee Bubble Tea, Strawberry and Berry Iced Tea and Mango Bubble Shake
Distinctly tasting of tea with a strong toffee flavour coming through, the mix of milk tea and toffee syrup made for a great blend. If you're too lazy to eat a toffee, drink it.
The Mango Bubble Shake was sweeter and had less tea in comparison to the Iced Toffee Bubble Tea. It tasted strongly of a sweetly pleasant mango flavour - almost like a mango yogurt drink without the milky aftertaste. It's the sort of summery drink you'd sip on while sunbathing in your bikini at the Galle Face beach. But you won't and can't because we have a crazy absurd amount of harassment going on.
The Strawberry and Berry Iced Tea had red popping bubbles infused with a thick, sweet liquid that literally pops in your mouth. It's a slight variant from your average iced tea. The tea wasn't too strong and the berry flavoring was just right. With the popping balls giving you a burst of sweetness from time to time, this made for a really refreshing drink.
The Blueberry Bubble Snow was a semi-thick slushie topped with chewy tapioca. While it didn't look as blue as your generic blueberry slushie, it made a satisfying thirst quencher on a warm Tuesday afternoon with tangy blueberry flavouring.
Located at the Liberty Plaza food court, Mabroc is a well designed cafe of its own. With seating limited to about 15 stools, the space is small, but well illuminated with songs streaming through their speakers. It's a cute spot to grab a drink and chill.
The service is standard. They're not super friendly, but they are not inefficient. The drinks are prepared within 5 minutes, so you don't have to linger for hours to get your drink.
Priced at less than Rs. 300 a pop, Mabroc gives great value for money. For drinks that won't disappoint your tastebuds and rip a hole in your wallet, Mabroc is an excellent choice.
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