Arguably the prettiest bubble tea venue to spring up in Sydney, PaletTé, is decked out in pastel colours from pink to a pretty frosty green.
There’s also a textural green leaf wall offset with a white park bench, and a soft graduated floral feature wall, cleverly designed with whimsical bubble tea selfies in mind.
For those manic pixie dream girls who carefully curate their life on Instagram using reduced colour palates, this store is going to be bubble tea nirvana.
While I’m clearly not the target market for this particular activity, I was lured in anyway by the on-counter display of fruit teas. Presented in inviting, transparent black-topped plastic bottles stuffed with fresh fruit, PaletTé Fruit Tea ($6.50) is a nicely tannic tea with watermelon and fruit salad. It’s light and refreshing, and not overly sweet like so many bubble tea drinks. Peach and Kaffir Lime Leaves Fruit Tea ($6.50) is also very good. It’s a gentler tea, with fresh white peaches providing the sweetness.
Friendly staff present your teas in a paper bag with plastic forks to eat out the high quality, tea-marinated fruit pieces – just avoid the kaffir lime leaves and the teabag at the bottom of the jar. PaletTé are open late (until 11pm) for anyone who fancies a healthier post-film beverage on George Street, though I suspect they may live to regret the accent and weird capitalisation in their name.
Shop 181/569 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 9261 0117