The doors to a new location of San Francisco’s ultra-popular tea purveyor Boba Guys are open just a crack today at 838 Divisadero. Customers can sneak in for superlative bubble tea during limited soft opening hours there from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. today and tomorrow (Friday), then again next Wednesday through Friday.
Boba Guys’ full menu of teas, with customizable sweetness levels and made-from-scratch almond jelly and grass jelly, are available at the new shop during the soft opening period. But co-founder Andrew Chau warns that there’s no furniture just yet. A grand opening is slated for two weeks from now.
Boba Guys Divisadero is the latest in the blossoming chain, which has grown to include locations in New York and expansion plans in Los Angeles. Chau and co-founder Bin Chen started their company here in SF six years ago, where locations — easily spotted by lines out front — are in Hayes Valley (on Octavia), the Mission (on 19th), the Fillmore (on Fillmore), and in Union Square (on Stockton).
The new Divis hotspot for boba is directly beneath another splashy new opening on the block, Che Fico, whose upstairs, loft-like space is serving pizza and rustic Italian food this week. Meanwhile, Chau and Chen are busy installing a new cafe at the Asian Art Museum in Civic Center SF, Sunday at the Museum with chef Deuki Hong of Sunday Bird.