Welcome to the Bubble Tea capital of the Northwest

The U District is home to over 30 restaurants and cafes serving up bubble tea and is a destination for boba-lovers!

In honor of National Bubble Tea Day, The U District Partnership is bringing back the second annual Seattle Boba Fest in the U District. With dozens of shops in the neighborhood dedicated to this special milk tea drink, the U District is the heart of Seattle’s bubble tea scene.

U District cafes and restaurants are coming together to feature special and fan-favorite flavors; inviting all who want to learn more about the global phenomenon of bubble tea. Known for its endless flavor combinations and the toppings that make it so unique, bubble tea has propelled its own cultural following.

Sponsorship Inquiries

Contact Don Blakeney at [email protected] for more information on partnering as a sponsor for the 2023 U District Cherry Blossom Festival.

Media Contact

For all media inquiries, please contact Pollyanna Yokokawa at [email protected].

Meet the Designer: Matt Naylor

Matt Naylor is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Seattle, WA. Inspired to create from the jump, his earliest influences of classic Disney animated films spurred a passion for drawing that never stopped. Since then that passion has turned into a career doing what he loves working with a wide variety of clients. Some of the brands he’s been fortunate to create work for include the Seattle Seahawks, Starbucks, Microsoft, Amazon, Ravensburger, and Simply Seattle. Locally, he’s most known for his work on Dunn Lumber’s rebrand in 2014 including updated mascot designs, murals, packaging, signage, and store exteriors. His work has been awarded 12 Addy Awards including regional “Best of Show” in 2019.