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515 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4499
+1 517-333-3860
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is the perfect place to sit and hang out with friends. They offer board games and wonderful drinks.

Thank AyuushSherif
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Bubble Island is my go-to for late night hangouts with friends. Their space is open and welcoming, with plenty of seating and good music. Bubble tea is a fun, relaxing drink, and Bubble Island reflects that. Also, they are open until 2 am. (Although, if it is a slow night, they will understandably close around 1 or 1:30ish.) As a... More 

Thank Sarah M
East Lansing, Michigan
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

My 13 year old daughter loves to come here and get bubble tea. She also loves the Pocky candy. She says she likes ride her bike here& hang out with friends. So, this is where the kids are.

Thank Shannon M
Ann Arbor, MI
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172 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

I went in the Bubble to get change for a $5 since the bus stop is right outside and I needed some 1's for the fare, knowing that it might not be possible for them to make change. Clerk 1 said she'd check. She came back from Clerk 2, who said 'No, only if you buy something.' Looking around for... More 

1 Thank VelhoSorriso
Lake Villa, Illinois
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225 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2014

We were visiting Michigan State campus and grabbed a couple bubble drinks last weekend. They were good (I got the coconut milk and oreos combo, my son got the strawberry/banana smoothie) but the menu choice is not as big as in most bubble tea places. The place needs to a coat of paint on the walls and could use some... More 

1 Thank Tami W
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

I often went here to have bubble tea. In summer , it is too hot in my apartment . I often study there. I like the layout. The bubble tea is extremely nice

1 Thank keli z
Detroit, Michigan
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

Bubble tea may be one of my favorite things in the world. Bubble Island both in E.L. and Ann Arbor are the best places to get bubble tea. I've tried it at other establishments and it is just NOT the same. If you're a newbie, try the fusion (with which ever flavor) with mango stars...it's not as "scary" as the... More 

Thank jenn31884
Potomac Falls, Virginia
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Lots of variety for bubble drinks plus some Japanese snacks and my favorite mochi ice cream! The pink bubble option was a hit with our girls. There are many interesting flavors that they offer for bubble drinks. Oreo anyone?

Thank jkk918
DeWitt, Michigan
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

The drinks taste really good here, and I've racked up a lot of free ones through their frequent buyer program. The only two things are that there isn't as much variety as other places that sell similar drinks and their mochi ice cream seems overpriced to me. But their drinks are good.

Thank israel r
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2012 via mobile

The first time i tried bubble island it took some getting used to. But it is addicting and so much fun! The staff is always nice and welcoming. They have games to play, which makes for a fun quiet night out, and the free wifi is awesome during finals week! Even the tea, hot, without bubbles is amazing! Definately a... More 

Thank NoButtsExceptYours

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4499
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  East Lansing
  • Phone Number: +1 517-333-3860

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?