On Monday, Babo Teahouse opened it's doors on Walnut Street in Montclair. This is the second location for Babo, following their first location in Jersey City.
The atmosphere is vaguely hipster. A chalk board wall menu offers seemingly endless bubble tea options, along with ramen, shu mai, and other savory options - like thai tofu wraps. The gelato - of many flavors - looks gorgeous behind the refrigerated counter, while the ubiquitous Pocky sticks, a shelf of action figures, and a wall of mini-toy vending machines fill out the space.
The staff are friendly, and the service is fast. Most ironically (for Montclair ramen lovers), is that the ramen is served in to-go containers! Seriously, though, that's for good reason, as seating is very limited, and a large take-out business is anticipated.
Here's a quick peek inside: