Destined to be forever confused with the Coco’s Bakery chain on your next fruitless Google search, a Taiwanese boba, fresh juice, and tea chain named Coco just opened its doors on Sawtelle last week, building on locations in Midtown Manhattan, Hong Kong, and Arcadia. This past year has seen significant change to the stretch that gives this West L.A. neighborhood its “Little Osaka” nickname, and a boba cafe with milk teas, fruit teas, and fresh juices, signals a new option in the widening spectrum of Asian snacking offered here, swift on the opening of Korean Seoul Sausage Company, Vietnamese NongLA, and Chinese RocStar dumpling up the street.
Coco does have the distinguishing feature that its beverages, available in both cold and hot flavors, including orange green tea, milk tea with pearls, pudding, and grass jelly, grapefruit and passion fruit and mango juice with whipped cream, do have an adjustable sugar content, offered in custom orders of 0% 30%, 50%, and 70% levels for various dietary needs and unrepentant sucrose addicts.
Coco, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd. #105 West L.A.