I’s Cafe is a familiar fixture on Easton Ave at Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus. For those that know the area and I’s Cafe, they rave about the bubble teas and sweets there and are on a first name basis with its owner Iris.
I still remember when I first met Iris over 10 years ago. My friend mentioned a bubble tea shop opening up on Easton Ave. with a super nice and cute girl working there. He brought me to I’s Cafe just once and the rest was history. Iris and I started chatting and from then on, I would stop by frequently between classes for one of her freshly made bubble teas. Even after I left the area, I would always stop by whenever I could to say hi and catch up with Iris. This time was no different.
My brother and I stopped by I’s Cafe before I caught the train into the city. As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by Iris’s friendly smile. I honestly don’t remember what we ordered. I think my brother’s had strawberry and lychee in his while I had rose water in mine. But it doesn’t even matter what you order, because everything tastes good! The bubbles are soft and chewy and even though they are in a cold beverage, they never harden!!! Best bubble tea in Jersey!
Since Iris knew I was visiting, she saved me a special macaron for my arrival. ^_^ Not only does I’s Cafe serve bubble tea, but Iris personally bakes cupcakes, whoopie pies, cake pops, and a many unique flavors of macarons, like Black Sesame, Red Bean and Minions from Despicable Me!, to be sold on display. I believe Iris also caters her bubble tea and sweets for special occasions and events, subject to advance notice and orders.
Over the years, I’s Cafe has evolved from a small, narrow store front serving only a few select bubble teas to a full sized cafe with plenty of seating areas inside or outside serving a large selection of bubble tea flavors along with sweet treats. It’s amazing how far I’s Cafe has come, but if you know Iris, you know it’s her passion and love for bubble tea that has shaped the place into what it is now.
If you haven’t visited I’s Cafe before, you absolutely must! You won’t regret it and you’ll be a life loyal customer just like me!