Lollicup Bringing Boba Tea and Squid Balls to Sawtelle

Lollicup Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

The SGV is invading Little Osaka! Lollicup, a boba, fruit juice, and milk tea franchise that also serves hot snacks like chicken rice and squid balls, is poised to open on Sawtelle Boulevard, taking over the dashed dreams of a Tutti Frutti that never materialized after two years under construction. Lollicup had its start in San Gabriel in 2000 before quickly sprouting across the country and establishing a presence in China (a reverse migration we like to credit Koreatown’s BCD Tofu House for initiating after its own expansion to Seoul) and releasing its own line of bottled boba. The forthcoming West L.A. location will be the business’ first address west of the 110 Freeway.

Lollicup, 2206 Sawtelle Blvd. West L.A.