15 Places for the Best Boba in SF

Boba is one of those treats you either love or hate. Also known as Bubble milk tea, it’s sweet, creamy, and oddly delicious. The chewy tapioca balls piled at the bottom of the cup completes the whole drink.

If you’re here in San Francisco, don’t miss an opportunity to grab some Boba while you snack on some popcorn chicken. Here are 15 great Boba places you can visit.

1. Boba Guys

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery
Address: 3491 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 967-2622

Our Favorite Item:

Horchata
$3.50
Boba Guys has been credited as one of the best boba spots in San Francisco. With a mix of simplicity and a scientific approach, Boba Guys make bubble milk tea from premium teas, house made syrups and Strauss organic milk. Must-try drinks include Horchata Milk Tea, Iced Matcha Latte, and homemade almond jelly.

2. Plentea

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 341 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 757-0223

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If you visit their Instagram page, you'll see pictures of special Boba balls that add to the Plentea experience. The best part is, you can reuse these bottles and bring them back to the store for your next drink to get a discount. The shop has been making Boba for both locals and visitors in China Town. They serve drinks such as Green Ice Milk Tea with Grass Jelly, Strawberry Fresh Fruit Tea with Lychee Jelly, and the Sea Salt Cream Oolong Tea.

3. Sharetea

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 865 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 227-0288

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The place where you can share your boba tea, Sharetea! The store has been operating since 1992 and both locals and visitors love to visit. This place is a real deal where you can also have options like Yakult drinks, ice cream green tea, coffee milk tea, brewed teas, hot drinks, fruit teas, and ice blends. Their most popular menu items are Okinawa milk tea, Mango green tea, Oolong milk tea, and Oreo milk tea.

4. Purple Kow

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Takeout
Address: 3620 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: (415) 387-9009

Our Favorite Item:

D3
D3 $5.49
$5.49
Purple Kow is located at Balboa St in the Outer Richmond, and they take pride in using organic ingredients to create drinks everyone will love and enjoy. Purple Kow lets you choose from ten toppings, ranging from aloe vera to boba noodles. Purple Kow's best products are their Iced milk tea with caramel, Pudding, and Boba, and their house special.

5. Super Cue Café

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Open During COVID for:
Address: 1139 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116
Phone: Phone number (415) 566-5888

Our Favorite Item:

Passion QQ
$4.75
If you are looking for a place when you need strength, happiness, and joy in your life, you must visit Super Cue to grab some Boba and order some bites.

This authentic boba place has the cutest little blob mascots and possibly one of the most extensive menu varieties ever. They’ll serve you with a shocking "Twisted Milk Teas," and Supersize drink options. If your life needs refreshment, they can serve you fresh mint as a topping for herbal tea.

The best servings to try are Toffee milk tea, Irish cream milk tea, and Passionfruit Pineapple slush.

6. Cool Tea Bar

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Next day)
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 103 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 529-2364

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Anyone would love to customize a drink to the taste they want, and Cool Tea Bar can give you that! Cool Tea Bar ensures that you can have a fresh drink from natural, fresh, and healthy tea.

Fun Fact! The manager of Cool Tea Bar visited Taiwan to learn from the original makers of Boba and milk teas. Cool Tea Bar also has leaves selected and imported from Taiwan to make your Boba drink perfectly tasty. You don't want to miss their Grass Jelly Roasted milk tea, Kumquat green tea, and Matcha Red Bean smoothie.

7. Wonderful Dessert & Café

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Next day)
Open During COVID for: Takeout
Address: 2035 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone: (415) 731-6889

Our Favorite Item:

Tapioca Milk Tea
$3.75
Wonderful Dessert & Café is a small store, but they have a great authentic selection of Boba teas in various flavors. They can offer you a ton of milk tea options, and you can also grab some of their sweet milk tea shakes and candy bars. Wonderful Dessert & Café always satisfies your sugary desires. You must try their Honey Lemon Chrysanthemum tea, Gummy Bear fruit tea, and Roasted Brown Rice milk tea.

8. BB Tea Station

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 1314 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone: (415) 681-5888

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Board games, WiFi, adorable decorations, and sweet Boba, all in one store.

BB Tea Station offers locals and visitors tons of flavors, low prices, and giant sizes. Lavender Milk Tea, Pomegranate Green Tea, and the Chocolate Black Milk Tea are the drinks you must try. Boba is life, and BB Tea Station can help you fill that void!

9. Tpumps

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Open During COVID for:
Address: 1916 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone: (510) 398-8499

Our Favorite Item:

Strawberry Mango
$3.75
Tpumps is located at Irving Street in the Outer Sunset. Nothing beats their affordable prices, and their delicious flavors of Boba. Tpumps has an excellent reputation in the Bay Area. You must try their Secret Menu online, or go for their tried-and-true flavors like guava, chocolate cookie dough, marshmallow, almond roca, and many more! If you are looking for delicious Boba, Tpumps is a great choice.

10. Fifty/Fifty Coffee and Tea

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open During COVID for:
Address: 3157 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (415) 684-8886

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Grab your Boba at Fifty/Fifty Coffee and Tea on Geary Boulevard. This place has delicious food options, including their amazing pastries. Boba is not the only option, as they also serve coffee and tea. Try their Jasmine Milk tea, Honey Coconut Milk Tea, and Dynamo Donuts!

11. Asha Tea House

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Price Range: $| Hours: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery
Address: 17 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 549-3688

Our Favorite Item:

Matcha Latte
$4.40
Asha Tea House is one of the trendiest Boba shops. This buzzy neighborhood café never fails to provide relaxing space and great servings of hot and cold teas, with or without bubbles. Asha Tea House serves great drinks including Black teas, Green teas, White teas, Matcha, Light Oolong teas, Dark Oolong teas, Herbal teas, and Pu’er Teas. The store also offers milk tea, jasmine tea, and their seasonal menu. The most recommended is their Hong Kong milk tea. Asha Tea House is a good place for a delicious shot of caffeine!

12. i-Tea

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Takeout
Address: 2150 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone: (415) 681-6188

Our Favorite Item:

Milk Tea
$3.75
There is nothing not to love about this boba shop. i-Tea brings unique drink selections and a cup of perfectly made fresh tea every time. You don’t want to miss their roasted Oolong milk tea where you can customize sweetness and ice levels.

You can also count on their delicious and refreshing boba drinks such as Strawberry Mango Fruit Tea, Guava Fruit Tea, Panda Milk Tea, Honey Brown Rice Milk Tea, Tiramisu, Super Fruit Tea, Super Lime Sijichun, Super Grapefruit, Signature Boba Milk tea, and more!

13. Urban Ritual Café

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 488 Fell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 590-2873

Our Favorite Item:

Creme Brulee
$5.75
Craving craft teas and awesome boba drinks? Worry no more because Urban Ritual Café offers the best artisanal tea with great coffee drinks, including boba drinks. Urban Ritual Café allows you to order online to enjoy some of their delicious boba and a few snacks. This café, located in the heart of San Francisco, is more than ready to serve you with their unique drinks. If you want to have healthier options and all-natural ingredients, then come to Urban Ritual Café!

14. Black Sugar – Boba Bar

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 320 39 Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 521-2022

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If you are looking for traditional flavors and innovative concoctions, the best boba place to visit is the Black Sugar Boba Bar. The boba store is proud of its premium drinks, including its specialized black sugar-soaked boba. This minimalist and quick-serve boba bar ensures that they serve guests with their organic loose-leaf tea and milk for boba drinks. Enjoy their sweet Matcha Taro Latte, Milk Tea, Coffee, and Fruit Teas!

15. Little Heaven Deli

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open During COVID for:
Address: 2348 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 824-1293

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Locals really love how Little Heaven Deli prepares their delicious crepes, ice cream, and magnificent bubble tea. Never miss your chance to visit Little Heaven Deli and enjoy your boba tea!