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Cha Community
Three pictures of Cha Community drinks include Waco Cha with tapioca boba, Wacoco with tapioca boba, and Milky Way Thai Tea with tapioca boba. All the drinks are on linen clothes with a white-colored background.
Three pictures of Cha Community drinks include Jasmine milk tea with tapioca boba, Earl Grey Latte with tapioca boba, and a Chai Latte with tapioca boba. All the drinks are on linen clothes with a white-colored background.
Three drink line-up including Bee-U Green Tea with Tapioca Boba, Galaxy Lemonade, and a Strawberries & Cream with Strawberry Popping Boba. The drinks are on a white linen cloth with a white background.
3 drink line-up including Vietnamese Coffee with tapioca boba, Matcha Latte with tapioca boba, and a Strawberry Matcha Latte with strawberry popping boba. The drinks are displayed on a linen cloth with a white-colored background.
Three food boxes including a Pork/Veggie Dumplings, Pork Belly over rice, and chickpea curry displayed

Come join us -

Are you in search of premium boba tea (also known as bubble tea) in Central Texas? Look no further than Cha Community, an authentic Taiwanese American boba tea cafe small business. We pride ourselves on being an independent family, immigrant, and woman-owned cafe, bringing you not only premium boba tea but also an array of fast-casual food options.

As Asian Americans residing in Central Texas, we understand the struggle of finding the flavors and representation we grew up cherishing. That's why, in 2018, we embarked on our entrepreneurial journey, fueled by a passion to share our love for premium boba tea, delectable dumplings, and other delicious eats.

Beyond just serving food and drinks, our mission extends to bridging cultures and creating community. 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 Story
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Our Awards & Recognitions

2024 Tory Burch Foundation Fellowship Program Entrepreneur & Fellow

Cha Community's co-owner Jaja Chen was selected for the 2024 yearlong program designed to grow small businesses through workshops, coaching sessions, network-building, and more.

2024 HerHeadquarters Woman-Owned Business Certification

Cha Community received official certification as a woman-owned small business by HerHeadquarters March 2024 as part of Women's History Month celebrations.

2023 Extraco Banks Extrapreneur Regional & People's Choice Award Winner

Cha Community received both the Bell County Regional Award and People's Choice social media award September 2023 at the 2023 Extrapreneur Pitch Competition with Extraco Banks in Waco, Texas.

2022 James Beard Foundation (JBF) Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (WEL) Program

The WEL program brings together female entrepreneurs in the food & beverage industry to develop business and leadership skills. Cha Community co-owner Jaja Chen completed WEL cohort program fall 2022.

2022 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Minority-Owned Business Achievement Award Winner

Cha Community was awarded the Minority-Owned Business Achievement Award Fall 2022 after being selected as a finalist amongst over 3,000 applicants.

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.


Cha Community Waco shop with white barstools and plants on the bar area next to the natural window lighting.

Waco, Texas

Mon-Fri / 9:30am - 8pm

Sat-Sun / 11am - 8pm


Waco Downtown Farmer's Market

Sat / 9am - 1pm*

*Summer hours 9am-noon June-August, as announced by WDFM


Bridge Street Farmer's Market

Wed / 5pm - 8pm*

*Evening farmer's market by Waco Downtown Farmer's Market in East Waco called the Bridge St Farmer's Market.


Cha Community Downtown Temple Shop photo of the front green tile bar with plants

Temple, Texas

Mon-Sat / 10am - 7pm

Sun / 12pm - 6pm


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