Boba Guys: Aardvark Approved Boba in San Francisco

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If the nose knows, then there’s serious wisdom in Boba Guys, where a boba-slurping aardvark is the poster child for a glass-fronted cafe with some of California’s best boba.

Andrew Chan and Bin Chen, who worked together at Timbuk2 messenger bag company, shared a passion for boba and launched a Boba Guys pop-up at Ken Ken Ramen in San Francisco’s Mission district before opening their own boba bar in the neighborhood.

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Chan and Chen smartly kept the sleek menu simple, with only nine drinks available, including classic, Thai and Hong Kong style drinks, all utilizing Straus organic milk. Choose from five slippery toppings, including boba’s trademark tapioca balls, a trio of jellies, and aloe vera. Since it’s San Francisco, of course there’s a soy milk option.

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In my experience, the simpler the boba, the better. My selection, Classic Milk Tea ($4), more or less mirrored what you’ll find at Taiwan’s O.G. boba bar, Chun Shui Tang. Boba Guys’ black tea blend worked in harmony with premium Straus milk, simple syrup, and squishy house-made tapioca balls.

Boba Guys also houses a slow bar for loose leaf teas like Muscat Oolong and Duke of Earl Grey, but we both know the aardvark would steer you back towards boba. Slurp.

Address: 3491 19th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Boba Guys: Aardvark Approved Boba in San Francisco


Joshua Lurie

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Boba Guys offers a great experience! Their boba tea is made from quality ingredients and each one offers a unique flavor. The drinks are always served cold and the tapioca pearls are soft and chewy. Boba Guys also offers an assortment of snacks, like popcorn chicken and green onion pancakes, that pair nicely with the teas.

The atmosphere at Boba Guys is cozy and inviting. It’s a great spot to have a conversation or catch up on some work in peace. The staff is friendly and welcoming – they’ll happily answer your questions about the menu and offer suggestions if you don’t know what to order.

When it comes to customer service, Boba Guys takes it a step above the rest. They offer complimentary samples so you can taste before you buy, as well as loyalty programs where customers can earn rewards points for their purchases. They also have regular specials and promotions like their “buy-one-get-one” deals on weekdays and kids’ meals on weekends.

Overall, Boba Guys delivers an amazing experience with good food, excellent service, and an inviting atmosphere that keeps customers coming back again and again! From their delicious boba tea to their delicious snacks there’s something for everyone here at Boba Guys! Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot to relax or just want to meet up with friends over drinks – this place makes it easy!

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