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3491 19th St
San Francisco, CA 94110


We grew up drinking milk tea and to this day are still obsessed about it. We started Boba Guys as a way to share the milk tea we remember from our childhood (only this time with fresh ingredients; none of the powdered stuff).

We use only the finest ingredients: Straus Family Creamery organic milk accompanied with homebrewed heirloom organic tea from Five Mountains. Our syrup and almond jelly is homemade and we use Grade A balls. (We just like saying that. )


We've been fortunate enough to have some nice things said about us... 

Online & Print

February 2017: CBS SF |Bay Area Coffee Shops Unite to Collect, Match Donations to ACLU

February 2017: Urban Daddy | A Tea Shop Where You Get Fried Chicken

January 2017: Vogue | Is Boba the New Matcha? Bubble Tea Grows Up

January 2017: SF Eater | Discover Sunday Bird, a Much-Hyped Korean Fried Chicken Joint Hidden Behind Boba Guys

January 2017: Bold Italic | The Boba Guys Just Want You to Love Their Balls

January 2017: Gothamist | The 9 Best Bubble Tea Spots In NYC

January 2017: GQ Taiwan

January 2017: Boba Guys Wins BRASSY Award

October 2016: World Tea News |Booming with the Boba Guys: From 2011 Pop-up to 2016 Growing Empire

September 2016: Hoodline | Boba Guys Expansion Headed To Former Auto Body Shop On Divisadero

September 2016: Insider | An NYC shop is combining the joys of bubble tea and matcha

September 2016: SF Gate | Boba Guys’ new Hayes Valley flagship looks way beyond SF

August 2016: Zagat | Canal Street Market: NYC to Get Another Food Hall Very Soon

August 2016: NY Eater | Chinatown Jumps Into Food Hall Fray With Planned New Market on Canal

June 2016: 7x7 | Boba Guys Opens Hayes Valley Flagship

May 2016: SF Eater | Boba Guys Flagship Store to Introduce Nitro Tea, Savory Onigiri, Asian Toast

March 2016: Bob Cut Mag | SF’s Favorite Milk Tea: The American Boba Foodie’s Crave

March 2016: NPR | Bubble Tea Is Back — With A Vengeance

February 2016: Nissan Rogue Ad Campaign

February 2016: NYU News | No Longer a Pop-up, The Boba Guys Serve Organic Bubble Tea in SoHo

January 2016: NY Eater | Team From SF's Boba Guys to Debut a Permanent New York Shop on Saturday

January 2016: Quartz | America is a coffee country—does bubble tea stand a chance?

January 2016: Wall Street Journal | The Feed: Bubble Tea Gets Artisanal Treatment

January 2016: Grub Street | Here’s the Varsity-Level Bubble Tea That’s Earned a Cult Following

December 2015: Passion Stories | Bin Chen, Co-Founder of Boba Guys

October 2015: Biz Journal | San Francisco's 'Boba Guys' plot expansion beyond Bay Area (Video)

July 2015: KQED | Audio Postcard: Dumpling Wars takes on ‘Game of Thrones’ Theme

May 2015: UpOut | 10 of the Best Boba Spots in San Francisco

January 2015: Bold Italic | The Only Boba Guide You Need

October 2014: NBC News | From Dumplings to Bubble Tea, Asian Street Food Goes Artisanal

September 2014: SF Gate | Bubble Tea: The Fad That Forgot to Fade

May 2014: Square Pickup Ad

January 2014: Food GPS |Boba Guys: Aardvark Approved Boba in San Francisco

February 2013: | Chinese New Year's with San Francisco's Boba Guys

January 2013: EaterSF | Boba Guys to Open Mission Brick-and-Mortar

March 2012: Taiwanese | Bubble Tea with the Boba Guys

December 2011: Tasting Table | The Boba Revolution Starts Now

December 2011: Mission Local | Meet the Boba Guys  

September 26, 2011 (first ever write-up) : Mission Mission | Bubble Up and Explode