Person Feature - Johnny Vo

Posted on : Wednesday, August 17, 2022


My name is Johnny Vo. I am an owner here at Infinitea Bubble So getting started with the business, we were thinking about it probably at the beginning of COVID that really struck a chord with us. During the previous job, we were at home quite a bit, just kind of a lot of time to think. So we decided that we wanted to do something for ourselves. And one of our passions is making little drinks.

So we did all of our own recipes here at our store. It's like trial and error. We have these little fun little monthly specials; Test out to see if people like things or not like things.

Sparkling Orange Hibiscus: the August 2022 special

One of our monthly specials is, for example, a matcha mango. It’s something you don't really think that it's going to hit. But surprisingly, a lot of people do enjoy the combination. So that was kind of fun and that's why we put it on our permanent board.

We try some new combinations out to see if they work or not. You never know until you try. It's kind of like being a little chemist or alchemist. You're just making little potions just to see if they taste good and you get surprised. Sometimes something really works that you might not have thought was right. we're trying to slowly introduce more complicated tastes.

The most fun thing to make so far is all of our sparkling drinks, those have been really fun just because we just started doing it at the beginning of summer. So it's really fun and challenging at the same time.

I really think our brown sugar milk tea is probably the best in town. I think it looks one of the best and also tastes one of the best. It's very eye-catching. And it took us a long time to come up with.

I was born in Edmonton, but we came down here pretty much did all my school down here from elementary all the way to the U of L. It's all been down here. So I consider myself a Lethbridge person and of all of the culture here.

I love art, so I try drawing and painting once in a while. That just kind of gets the jitters and calms me down. So that's what I do hobby wise. It's all home stuff, but it's just one of those things that it's just been a long hobby of mine since probably high school.

So the big thing about us, we're, we're huge on food. So any time there is any food event, we try to go to it as much as possible because it helps me learn about a lot of different flavors and tastes. But I do in general, just like food. I'm a huge foodie. So any time when there's a new restaurant or any cool place that opens up, we always try to go to eat there or try out what they have.


Johnny and his partner at the celebrate downtown awards

I'm a huge car guy and a lot of people don't really know it. And so sometimes I get chatty, like I hear conversations about cars and like, Hey, I know that car. I know this and that about cars. I love cars. And today in particular, I'm wearing a car shirt! normally on an off day, like what I was wearing, you know, just a black T-shirt that really wouldn't pick on the car vibes. I know a lot about cars. So that's one of my hidden conversation pieces. I know it sounds lame, but I really want a GT-R V-Spec R34. Right now, it's like it's almost impossible to buy unless you have like $200,000 And this is a car from the 90’s. I'm a huge Japanese nineties car guy. This is one of the holy grails of cars. You probably would never, ever lay your hands on one just because they're so rare and they're super expensive now. So if I could get one of those, that'd be great. If anybody wants to give me one, I'll take it. 

Since we opened up the business, I got rid of a lot of my sports/fun cars. So I'm driving; Not a boring car, but I drive a Subaru Crosstrek right now, which is a little tiny SUV, but we need it mainly for the store or for boxes and for equipment. it just works better. I can't put, like, huge boxes in a sports car.

But right now this little store is awesome. Come down and try our store. It's a little, little store that's very kind of more intimate and personable. We try not to be a fast food type of store. So if you have questions, don't know what the menu is about, feel free to ask. We're always here to help.

309 7 St S, Lethbridge