Mar 02, 2016 10:33AM
● By Dia
All About Cha isn’t situated in the most convenient place in Southlake (it’s located in the Sprouts shopping center), but it’s worth the traffic hassle to stop by. The café offers an eye-opening selection of 15 different coffee drinks, 22 varieties of green and black teas, and 30 healthy Korean specialty drinks (ever tried a Yuja Lemon Freddo or Iced Mogua Latte?). If the standard green and white cup is beginning to bore you, or you’re just looking to expand your palate, you certainly have an enticing array of options here.
Whether you prefer frosty refreshment or a toasty cuppa, you can rest assured your beverage is authentic. The bistro began in South Korea in 2006, expanded to China and then migrated to the United States in 2014. It opened a few locations in Oklahoma and began serving the Southlake community last year. Chang Sik Yi, owner of All About Cha-U.S., says the restaurant is guided by the simple vision that “sincerity moves people.”
“We are trying to provide a different cultural exp- erience in Southlake,” he says. “We strive to prepare every single beverage and meal with a sincerity that connects with our customers, all while using high-quality organic ingredients to promote their health and well-being.”
All About Cha takes its mission so seriously, in fact, that each employee is professionally trained and certified as a tea barista. They know precisely how to craft that perfect Café Mocha or cup of Jasmine Tea. It truly is an art—and we’re not just talking about the heart art in your latte’s foam (although the tea baristas do a fine job of this, too).
Sik Yi says the most beloved beverages are the Caramel Macchiato, Sticky Toffee (a flavored black tea) and Sweet Potato Latte. We enjoyed a Green Tea Latte, which wasn’t overly sweet and was served piping hot. As for the food, the menu runs the gamut from breakfast, lunch and dinner to sushi rolls and dessert. We sampled the Fruit Crepes, which were freshly made and beautifully plated. We enjoyed the accent of bright kiwi finished off with a drizzle of rich chocolate syrup. If you’re hungry for something a little more exotic, try the Dak-Gal-Bee Wrap. It’s packed with thinly sliced chicken that’s been marinated in Korean spices, and wrapped up with sliced carrot and onion.
With an interesting gallery wall of black and white photos, bubble lights dangling overhead and plenty of comfy places to relax, All About Cha is a mix of cozy and quirky. It’s the type of place you can meet a friend for lunch or bring the family for Saturday-morning breakfast. Or, just savor a cup and a quiet moment on your own. Let the tea do the talking.