Lecha in Deering Center

A new bubble tea cafe and ice cream shop called Lecha (instagram) has leased space at 502 Stevens Ave near Pat’s Meat Market, Norimoto Baking, Rwanda Bean and The Honey Exchange.

Owner Som Mantasut plans to serve a variety of bubble teas, and both soft and hard serve ice creams, and will also have a retail space selling locally made products. Mantasut aims to create a “vibrant daily spot where Asian bubble tea traditions meet American decadent custard.”

Renovations are underway and Mantasut hopes to open Lecha on the first weekend of June. The shop will feature a mural from Pam Chevez, and Leacha will be working with local artists for exhibitions and cultural events in the adjacent Pocket Park.

The name Lecha is a play on words that combine Leche (milk in Spanish) and Cha (tea in Thai) into a single word.

To get caught up on all the new restaurants, bars and other hospitality businesses in development visit our Under Construction List.