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Chillin' Brentwood-Style

Catch a Hip, Causal Spot with Healthy, Comfort Food—and Bubbles!

Article by Julie Brown Patton

Photography by Courtesy of Chill Spot

Originally published in Brentwood Lifestyle

Chill Spot team members are celebrating its 10th year in business, with some of their own delicious, fun bubble tea.

Current owners Ciprian and Rachel Alexandru bought the business in 2018, saying they just knew Brentwood was a great location.

"I think people come in for the boba and stay for the food," Rachel says.

She explains that bubble (or boba) tea originated in Taiwan.

"It's a frothy drink, usually made with tea and a flavoring added, then toppings, such as tapioca pearls, jellies and bursting bobas," she says.

Rachel says she loves that people come to their location to relax and work all afternoon.

"It really helps us to be a gathering place for the Brentwood community," she says, adding that they also deliver and cater. "We have amazing customers, and we're grateful. People have gone from customers to friends and pretty much family."

This fall, they plan to launch an online ordering platform, plus new menu items, including more vegan-friendly options. Rachel says they are switching to all-natural Applegate turkey in their turkey wraps.

"And, of course, our fall bubble tea menu will launch Oct. 1, so Pumpkin Pie Chillers are back!" Rachel says. 

"Our goal is fast, fresh food, made-to-order, every time, so we cut our fruit to order. We strive to be the place you can come and get your meal the way you like. We're thankful to be a part of the Brentwood community, and we're looking forward to another 10 years."