Bubble Tea Store Design Layout

bubble tea store design layout

Bubble Tea Store Design Layout

What Makes A Great Bubble Tea Store Design Layout?

How you design your bubble tea store is going to depend on two things, your budget and how much space you have.

If you have a lot of space and a big budget, then you can design a huge restaurant-type store with the following:

  • Front ordering area
  • Back kitchen
  • Interior seating for customers

 

But if you are on a more limited budget, then you can put your store into a food stand, food truck, kiosk, or mini-bubble tea store (Small Tea Shop Floor Plan). Most people choose a store that is somewhere in the middle which comes out to be about 15ft x 10ft.

 

Bubble Tea Kitchen Design

One of the most important elements of a bubble tea kitchen design is having the right equipment. A proper setup will ensure you can continue to make a delicious product without becoming bogged down by untimely repairs, breakdowns, and delays.

For a well-functioning boba kitchen, you should have the following:

 

These items are necessary to properly craft boba tea. The stove will be used to make your tapioca pearls and tea (you can also use a dedicated tea brewer), while the shaker, sealer, and fructose dispenser develop the right consistency and flavors and put the final finish on your sealed cups. Whether you make milk teas or not, you will also want a fridge to keep your prepared mixtures fresh and cool between customers.

The shaker machine is essential if you serve cooled teas and need to mix ice with your drinks and will help dissolve powders like taro bubble tea powder.  A sealer is a new machine that seals cups while cutting down on plastic waste. The fructose dispenser will allow you to add a consistent amount of fructose (liquid sugar) to your drink every time. Depending on your store, all might be essential.

Also, to keep your kitchen up to code, remember to have sinks. These will allow employees to wash their hands and clean up spills without difficulty.

 

Bubble Tea Shop Electrical Requirements

Another important part of having a professional kitchen is ensuring your electrical system can manage the output and requirements of all your equipment. Failing to have an up-to-date system can result in power outages, malfunctioning equipment, and electrocution.

To give you an idea of the output of basic boba tea equipment, here are the amp requirements for our 3 most popular bubble tea machines:

Shaker machine: 75W ÷ 110V = 0.6818 AMPS

Sealer machine: 400W ÷ 110V = 3.6364 AMPS

Fructose dispenser: 300W ÷ 110V = 2.7273 AMPS

If you use a tea shop brewer in your shop, it will need to be wired by an electrician and have a direct water source.

 

Bubble Tea Shop Health Department Requirements

When planning your Bubble Tea Store Design Layout. Be sure to check with your local health department about specifics on how many sinks and drains you will need in your kitchen area.  Usually, one sink needs to be designated to hand washing.  Some inspectors will also require UL Certification on your bubble tea machines. Click here to learn more about bubble tea certifications.

 

Bubble Tea Store Design Layout

Once you have the practical aspects like electrical systems and the proper equipment out of the way, you can focus on design. To create a functional kitchen, you need to be careful about where you place your machines. Employees need space to work, and you want to make sure there aren’t random accidents caused by people walking into one another or tripping over wires.

In a classic sample space, a boba tea kitchen and store should be at least 15 x 10 ft. This provides adequate room for all the machinery, employees, and a point of sale. To keep the flow of the kitchen, it is important to have all of the cooking done in one spot. And all of the tea customization in another.

For example, if you want a kitchen that makes its boba by hand, you should have the stove and tea brewer together on the far side, away from the point of sale. Employees will only be over there when cooking. Next, you have the other elements of tea creation: ice storage, a shaver, flavor dispensers, and tea dispensers. Employees can then get what they need from the cooking side, make the right drink, and bring it over to where the customer will be.

To better serve customers, keep only the machinery for the last steps of tea creation near the point of sale. This means the shaker and sealer can be on the counter near the point of sale. But they should not be in the way.

 

Conclusion

Boba, or bubble tea, is a delicious treat that has taken the world by storm. It was first developed in Taiwan in the 1980s and rapidly spread throughout Asia in the 1990s. Eventually, it became an international phenomenon. This unique drink features a type of tea served with chewy tapioca balls or pearls. The tea itself can be floral fruity, made with milk, or made without.

Because of its popularity, quirkiness, and deliciousness, more and more entrepreneurs are interested in opening their own boba tea shops. Before doing so, it is important to consider a couple of key factors when building a kitchen, shop, or restaurant.

Ultimately, the best boba tea kitchen design emphasizes simplicity. The best bubble tea kitchen design emphasizes simplicity. You want to utilize your space to get the most out of your bubble tea machines and give your employees (even if it’s just you) proper space to craft delicious drinks. When in doubt, keep everything simple and focus on making great tea.

 

Check out our article How To Open A Bubble Tea Shop

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180 Responses

  1. Hi, I’m interested in opening a boba tea shop and serve food. Can you send me a copy ebook?

  2. Hi I am interested in opening a boba tea shop and would be very helpful if i could receive the ebook for guidance.

  3. Hello! I am looking to start my own business and could use all of the insight. I am interested in your ebook, training materials, supplier information, etc.

    Thank you!

    1. Hey,
      I am opening a new bubble tea shop and need a supplier. I have some question like: are you shipping world wide. Can we get in touch ?

      Kindest regards

  4. Hi Mike,

    Thanks a lot for such valuable information.

    Could you please share the ebook and video with me?

    Thanks in advance!

    Regards,

    Alexander

  5. Hi Mike,

    Thanks a lot for such valuable information.

    Could you please share the ebook and video with me?

    Thanks in advance!

    Regards,

    Alexander

  6. Hello Mike,

    Your information related to Bubble Tea store design layout is really meaningful.
    I am really interested in this business.
    Could you send me the ebook and give more information please?
    Thanks advance Mike!

    Best regards,
    Yen

  7. Hello Mike,

    Your information related to Bubble Tea store design layout is really meaningful.
    I am really interested in this business.
    Could you send me the ebook and give more information please?
    Thanks advance Mike!

    Best regards,
    Yen

  8. Hi Mike we are really interested in opening a bubble tea business in the UK and would love your expertise, if you can get in touch with us that would be lovely.

  9. Hai! I am currently planning to open a milk tea shop here in Malaysia. I would like to know more information on how to craft an excellent milk tea shop. It would be wonderful to have your training or ebooks

  10. Hello! I am looking to start my own business and could use all of the insight. I am interested in your ebook, training materials, supplier information, etc.

    Thank you!

    1. Hi i have my homebased boba tea business and planning to have my own store. I lived here in Canada and I dont know how to start and how big is the location I need. Also I need a reliable supplier.can you send me a guide or ebook. Thank you in advance

  11. Hello! I am looking to start my own business and could use all of the insight. I am interested in your ebook, training materials, supplier information, etc.

    Thank you!

  12. Hi Mike! Thank You for sharing!
    I am planning to open a boba tea shop. Can you please send me the ebook? and do you know where I can get the supply distribution as well as machinery/material?
    Thank You!

  13. Hi Mike! Thank You for sharing!
    I am planning to open a boba tea shop. Can you please send me the ebook? and do you know where I can get the supply distribution as well as machinery/material?
    Thank You!

  14. Hi Mike,

    I’m planning for my own bubble tea shop, would be great if you could share your ebook with me. Thank you!

    1. Hi Daryna,
      No problem, I just sent you a copy of our ebook. Let me know if you have any questions.

  15. Hi Mike,

    I’m planning for my own bubble tea shop, would be great if you could share your ebook with me. Thank you!

  16. I have a plan to open a boba tea shop too in Washington, can you share the ebook, please?

  17. I have a plan to open a boba tea shop too in Washington, can you share the ebook, please?

  18. Hi Mike,
    What a pity that you are not in Europe 🙂 Im interesting in opening a small bubble tea shop. Could you send an e-book? Thank you.

  19. Hi Mike,
    What a pity that you are not in Europe 🙂 Im interesting in opening a small bubble tea shop. Could you send an e-book? Thank you.

  20. Hi mike I’d like more info and also if you have a great contractor to recommend or how to looks for the right one. I’m in Los Angeles area

    1. Hi Rena,

      Thanks for contacting us. We are not in the LA area so unfortunately we can’t recommend any contractors. Good luck with getting your bubble tea shop set up!

    2. Hi Mike, I would like to get a copy of the book and any training videos if possible as I want to open a bubble tea shop in Europe. Kind regards, Alex

  21. Hi Mike,
    My parents and i would love to sell bobatea in our upcoming restaurant. Unfortunatly i dont know a single thing about the boba business..
    And we also live in Europe, so is there any way you could help me get started?

    thankyou in advance!

    1. Hi Mary,
      It’s glad to hear that. I just sent you a copy of our ebook. Let me know if you have any questions.

  22. Hi Mike,
    My parents and i would love to sell bobatea in our upcoming restaurant. Unfortunatly i dont know a single thing about the boba business..
    And we also live in Europe, so is there any way you could help me get started?

    thankyou in advance!

  23. Hello Mike,

    I’m interested in opening a Bobatea shop, would you please send me the ebook please?
    And do you distribute supplies as well as equipment for Bobatea businesses?
    Thank you for regarding my questions 🙂

  24. Hello Mike,

    I’m interested in opening a Bobatea shop, would you please send me the ebook please?
    And do you distribute supplies as well as equipment for Bobatea businesses?
    Thank you for regarding my questions 🙂

  25. Hello Mike. With people getting more and more environment conscious, are the cups recyclable?

    Also, do you supply to Australia?

  26. Hello Mike. With people getting more and more environment conscious, are the cups recyclable?

    Also, do you supply to Australia?

  27. Hi! Mike, I would like to start a milk tea mobile out of my VW Vanagon… I need help with layout of what I need…

  28. Hey Mike how you doing we’re opening up a rolling ice cream and we like to incorporate Boba drinks with smoothies do you guys supply in California

  29. Hi Mike,

    Could you please send me a copy of your ebook how to open Bubba tea shop? I’m planing to open one soon,

    Jimmy

  30. Hi Mike,

    Could you please send me a copy of your ebook how to open Bubba tea shop? I’m planing to open one soon,

    Jimmy

  31. Hi Mike, I internet to open new boba shop, do you have any training class for that and provice all materials. Thanks

    1. Hi Shopia,
      I just sent you the ebook which including a lot of relevant knowledge about bubble tea, let me know if you have any questions.

  32. Hello Mike

    Looking forward to open a bubble tea shop in Goa and need information on how can i develop it into selling snacks also.

  33. Hello Mike

    Looking forward to open a bubble tea shop in Goa and need information on how can i develop it into selling snacks also.

  34. Hi,
    Im interested to open a shop, do you also offer training and how is the supply ? Can you feed me information about this.

    1. Hi Xylene,

      Thanks for contacting us. I just sent you an email. I hope you find the information helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.

    1. Hi Vinh,

      Thanks for contacting us. I just sent you an email. I hope you find the information helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.

  35. Hi,
    Im interested to open a shop, do you also offer training and how is the supply ? Can you feed me information about this.

    1. Hi Mica,

      Thanks for contacting us. I just sent you an email with our ebook. I hope you find the information helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.

    1. Hi Monty,

      Thanks for contacting us. I just sent you an email. I hope you find the information helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.

    1. Hello John,

      Thanks for contacting us. I just sent you an email and our ebook for more information. I hope you find the information helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.

    1. Hello John,

      Thanks for contacting us. I just sent you an email and our ebook for more information. I hope you find the information helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.

    1. Hi MC,

      Thanks for contacting us. I just sent you an email and our ebook for more information. I hope you find the information helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.

    2. Hi MC,

      Thanks for contacting us. I just sent you an email and our ebook for more information. I hope you find the information helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.

  36. Hello Karin,

    I just sent you an email and our training video info. I hope you find the information helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.

    1. Hi I want to open up a bubble tea shop in South Africa.

      Were can I purchase all that I need to make the product aswel as ingredients

    2. Hi Mike

      Can you please send me information with regards to training, where can I get equipment?

  37. Hi Mike

    Do you by any chance provide any online training? As I am living in Europe and I on the process of opening a bubble tea shop and I am looking for training options.

    Kind regards,

    Karin

  38. Hello Karin,

    I just sent you an email and our training video info. I hope you find the information helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.

    1. Hi I want to open up a bubble tea shop in South Africa.

      Were can I purchase all that I need to make the product aswel as ingredients

    2. Hi Mike

      Can you please send me information with regards to training, where can I get equipment?

  39. Hi Mike

    Do you by any chance provide any online training? As I am living in Europe and I on the process of opening a bubble tea shop and I am looking for training options.

    Kind regards,

    Karin

  40. Hi Mike – I’m interested in open a boba shop in Colorado. Are you providing the supply distribution, training, ect. I just don’t want to go to your training, but then, have to order monthly supply elsewhere. Can you explain more on what you can help me to get a start up boba shop.

    Thanks in advance,
    Lam

    1. Hi Lam,

      Thanks for contacting us. I just sent you an email and our ebook for more information. I hope you find the information helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.

    2. Hello Kevin,

      I just sent you an email and our training video info. I hope you find the information helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.

  41. Hi Mike – I’m interested in open a boba shop in Colorado. Are you providing the supply distribution, training, ect. I just don’t want to go to your training, but then, have to order monthly supply elsewhere. Can you explain more on what you can help me to get a start up boba shop.

    Thanks in advance,
    Lam

    1. Hi Lam,

      Thanks for contacting us. I just sent you an email and our ebook for more information. I hope you find the information helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.

  42. Hi Alli,

    Thanks for contacting us. I just sent you an email and our ebook. I hope you find the information helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.

    1. Hello

      I’m interested in opening up a boba shop, would like to know how big of a place should I get and where can I buy the machinery/materials? Additionally where can I go for training?

  43. Hi Alli,

    Thanks for contacting us. I just sent you an email and our ebook. I hope you find the information helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.

    1. Hello

      I’m interested in opening up a boba shop, would like to know how big of a place should I get and where can I buy the machinery/materials? Additionally where can I go for training?

  44. Can you provide more information for a boba shop that also sells food and snacks? How would the kitchen change to accommodate that? Thanks!

    1. Hi I want to open an Bubble Tea shop. Could you send me what do I need? Etc… and how how everything cost.

    2. Also same question, i want to make mix concept:
      1. Fresh boba make in store
      2. Bubble tea
      3. Food & snack like chicken stick , mushroom stick , cuttle fish stick

    3. Also same question, i want to make mix concept:
      1. Fresh boba make in store
      2. Bubble tea
      3. Food & snack like chicken stick , mushroom stick , cuttle fish stick

    4. I would like to know how to open a bubble tea food truck and also how to make bubble tea using fresh milk instead? Do you have any helpful tips?

    5. What about bubble tea shoppe and bingsu and regular tea tea? I want to havea range of offerings as i am in a cold climate zone with strangely hot but short summers

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