The best cold drinks in Berkeley

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JULY 03, 2014

It’s summertime, which means it’s the season of iced and frozen drinks! We compiled a list of some of our favorite refreshingly cold drinks.

Philz Coffee’s Mint Mojito Iced Coffee ($4 Small, $5 Large)

Philz Coffee’s Mint Mojito Iced Coffee is to die for. It has the perfect balance of sweetness, creaminess and mintiness. Plus, it comes with a fancy mint garnish!

Guerilla Cafe’s Iced Cairo Coffee ($3.25)

An artistic hotspot, Guerilla Cafe also serves killer home-brewed coffee. One Yelp reviewer calls its Iced Cairo Coffee “life-changing.”

Boba Guys’s Spiked Boba ($4 nonalcoholic, $7 alcoholic) 

Two words: alcoholic boba. It’s like a UC Berkeley student’s dream come true! We recommend Boba Guys’ house-brewed Horchata Milk Tea. It’s rice milk tea infused with cinnamon spice and a shot of sake or soju. Boba Guys, originally from San Francisco, has a popup shop in Berkeley that only appears on Telegraph Avenue and Dwight Way on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m.

Asha Tea House’s Iced Matcha Latte ($3.50 Regular, $4.50 Large, + 25 cents for boba)

Asha Tea House serves a variety of high-quality teas at its tea bar, but if you have more of a sweet tooth, we recommend its Iced Matcha Latte. This latte is a beverage best served cold, and it tastes great with tapioca balls. It is hands down the best matcha green tea drink in Berkeley!

Saturn Cafe’s Vegan Milkshake ($5.99)

Vegans rejoice! Saturn Cafe serves heavenly delicious vegan milkshakes. These milkshakes have all of the flavor, none of the dairy. The Mint Chip Milkshake is especially delectable!

Raw Energy’s Green Smoothie ($7.50)

Looking for a workout pick-me-up? We recommend a Green Smoothie from Raw Energy. Made from fresh, organic and raw ingredients, this green smoothie will give you the jolt of energy you need to continue your day.

Imperial Tea Court’s Hibiscus Iced Tea ($3.50)

Imperial Tea Court will be most appreciated by avid tea drinkers. Its teas are rather pricey, but they are of excellent quality. We recommend the Hibiscus Iced Tea. It has a potent hibiscus flavor and is not overly sweet.

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