by Anna Lai
Located in an inconspicuous plaza right inbetween Rosemead and El Monte, Dingle Berries is the quirky, fun, and creative coffee and tea shop every boba fan needs to visit at least once in their lifetime.
Dingle Berries is a family-run business that focuses on the community: it’s what sets them apart from the thousands of other competitors in the San Gabriel Valley, and it shows. The moment you walk into the shop, you’re welcomed by the kindest employees who make you feel right at home. Every customer that walks into the store was happy to be there. It wasn’t just another boba run; Dingle Berries seems to have become a part of daily life for the community around them. It’s a place to chat, to catch up, and to grab their favorite drinks for the whole family.
The drinks are fresh and carefully crafted. Each and everyone of them have been incoporated with the local and international characteristics that reflect the multiethnic community of Rosemead and the San Gabriel Valley. There’s the Panatcha (my personal favorite) which combines Pandan extract with matcha. Rosemead takes the city’s namesake and incorporates rose with green tea, while WHOA-chata combines into a fun horchata and traditional milk tea mix.
Founder, John-Mark Reyes, says that he hopes to expand in the future, but for now, he’s looking for more organic growth. He’s focusing on the local area while working with other young restaurant and cafe owners in Los Angeles. It may take time, but Dingle Berries’ strong branding and commitment to its community will surely help the shop make its mark in the boba tea market.
The Toasted Touch team left Dingle Berries with our tummies full of delicious drinks and many new insights on community businesses and Instagram outreach thanks to the the cafe’s knowledgeable and welcoming owner and founder.
Do check out this place if you’re ever in the area. It’s well worth it!
Dingle Berries Information:
Business hours: Mon-Thu 11AM-10AM | Fri-Sat 11AM-11PM | Sun 11AM-8PM
Address: 9711 Valley Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770
Visit Dingle Berries’ Instagram: @dingleberriescoffeeandtea
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