Keep Calm, relax and come to Lakwatsa – Merienda/bubble tea lounge

Lakwatsa prawn toast

My Rating

Amongst the contemporary and fashionable part of town in Notting hill/Ladbroke grove lies a newcomer Lakwatsa of bubble/bobba tea on the scene. Lakwatsa opened its doors on the 25th of Novemeber. I was delighted to be invited to the opening preview.

 Keep Calm, relax and come to Lakwatsa   Merienda/bubble tea lounge

 Keep Calm, relax and come to Lakwatsa   Merienda/bubble tea lounge

Bubble tea is becoming immensely popular in London. What is bubble tea? Bubble tea is usually a tea-based mixed with fruit or syrup, they come with a soft chewy tapioca balls. Lakwatsa serves an extensive range of teas, milk and fruit variations. My favourites would defiantly be the taro and kumquat flavours. The delicious colourful teas cost only £3.40 served in glasses; extra supplements cost only an extra 50p.

 Keep Calm, relax and come to Lakwatsa   Merienda/bubble tea lounge

bubble tea in glasses

Lawwatsa interior rather contemporary and stylish, with the swinging chairs, and bare brick walls, and a magazine shelf corner filled with Japanese fashion magazines like Vivi, and Filipino ones. You will find yourself comfortable in this relaxed lounge.

 Keep Calm, relax and come to Lakwatsa   Merienda/bubble tea lounge

 Keep Calm, relax and come to Lakwatsa   Merienda/bubble tea lounge

swinging chairs

 Keep Calm, relax and come to Lakwatsa   Merienda/bubble tea lounge

Feeling peckish? Not just a place that just does bubble teas, Lakwatsa also serves merinda snacks for under £6 each. Tantalize your taste buds with far eastern snacks, such as the adobo rice balls, tiger prawn tempura, spring rolls, gyoza etc.

 Keep Calm, relax and come to Lakwatsa   Merienda/bubble tea lounge

lumpia shanghai

 Keep Calm, relax and come to Lakwatsa   Merienda/bubble tea lounge

chicken and mushroom gyoza

 Keep Calm, relax and come to Lakwatsa   Merienda/bubble tea lounge

tiger prawn tempura

 Keep Calm, relax and come to Lakwatsa   Merienda/bubble tea lounge

A must try is Lakwatsa own twist of the prawn toast, served with sweet chilli sauce.

 Keep Calm, relax and come to Lakwatsa   Merienda/bubble tea lounge

lakwatsa prawn toast

Also on the menu are sweet snacks for your fancy, “halo halo”, a mixture of shaven ice, evaporated milk and a choice of toppings to your taste.  The leche flan and leche flan seems interesting “crème caramel” which are very popular in the Philippines.

 Keep Calm, relax and come to Lakwatsa   Merienda/bubble tea lounge

Lakwatsa means to “chill” in Filipino and the word ‘merinda’ means snacks, light meal.

Another cool idea of Lakwatsa is their loyalty card, as someone who’s purse is overflowing with loyalty cards, Lakwatsa has a wall where you can pin your card with a instax Polaroid next to it.

 Keep Calm, relax and come to Lakwatsa   Merienda/bubble tea lounge

lakwatsa loyalty card

 Keep Calm, relax and come to Lakwatsa   Merienda/bubble tea lounge

You would certainly find me back here chilling with the Vivi magazines by the swinging chairs.

 Keep Calm, relax and come to Lakwatsa   Merienda/bubble tea lounge

vivi magazine

7 Blenheim Crescent, London, W11 2EE

http://www.lakwatsa.co.uk/

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The Breakdown

8 Comments

  • Reply January 29, 2013

    alex

    looking forward to visit lakwatsa.

    • Reply January 29, 2013

      Lebinh

      :) it’s a nice place to relax!

  • Reply February 16, 2013

    alex

    finally we went there yesterday, sarap !!!

  • Reply March 6, 2013

    alex

    yup, felt at home… defo will come back !

    • Reply March 6, 2013

      Lebinh

      Last time I went it was very busy had to wait for a table

  • Reply June 20, 2014

    Angel

    Cannot wait to visit lakwatsa. I like to chill there :))

    • Reply June 20, 2014

      lebinh

      :) it gets very busy, excellent cosy place

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