Forget April. Around here, March is the cruelest month. After the teasingly lovely warm weather that enlivens February, March can be dreary, windy, cold or nice. You never know. Brand-new Lollicup Coffee & Tea on Howe Avenue (a branch of a bubble-tea chain with other Sacramento locations) is perfect for battling March blues. First, it’s painted in vibrant, cheerful colors. Second, its icon looks like a smiling sunflower. Third, the hot and cold drink options are both inviting. Need to remind yourself that summer is coming? Have a mango snow with bright jelly cubes. Feel like cuddling up with a hot drink to warm your chilly hands and chillier insides? Try a hot royal milk tea. I couldn’t get much of an explanation of what’s in it, but it’s honey-sweet, topped with ethereal foam and just caffeinated enough to get you through a rainy day—should one occur. 821 Howe Avenue, (916) 922-2152.