Come join us -
Are you look for a space to create community? Looking for premium boba tea (also know as bubble tea!) in a fast-casual boba tea cafe setting with food options? As Asian Americans in Central Texas, we struggled to find the food and drinks we grew up loving and to see Asian American representation in the communities we were a part of.
With a desire to not only share premium boba tea, dumplings, and other delicious food options, but to also create community, we started our small business Cha Community in 2018. We invite you to join us in our journey as we continue walking out in our values of community, diversity, and courage!
-Jaja & Devin / Co-owners of Cha Community
Our Awards & Recognitions
2022 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Minority-Owned Business Achievement Award Finalist
Cha Community was chosen as a 2022 finalist for the Dream Big Awards. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce shared that "27 finalists were selected from more than 3,000 applications, and include some of the most innovative, diverse, and successful small businesses from across the country."
2022 James Beard Foundation (JBF) Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (WEL) Program
The WEL program brings together 20 female entrepreneurs in the food & beverage industry to develop business and leadership skills. Our co-owner Jaja Chen was chosen Fall 2022 for the WEL program.
2021 Forbes Next 1000 Honoree
Our co-owner Devin Li and Cha Community (at that time called Waco Cha) was chosen as a 2021 Forbes Next 1000 Honoree. Forbes chose entrepreneurs and businesses across the U.S. who were able to innovatively pivot, grow, or launch their businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2019 Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award
Our small business received this award and recognition October 2019 at the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Annual Member & Business Awards Banquet in Waco, Texas.