Tim Boba brings in student crowd

Reagan Lee | The Banner | Noah Carter, a junior biology major, and Jonathan Son, a junior graphic design major, take a break from studying to relax, drink boba and play jenga at Tim Boba in Riverside, CA.

Driving down University Avenue, the words “Drink, Eat, Study” can be seen lit up in front of Tim Boba, a recent addition to the Riverside restaurant scene.

Tim Boba not only offers boba tea and food but free Wi- Fi and printing for college students, as well.

Savannah Rios, freshman liberal arts major, visited Tim Boba for the first time and said she loved the quality drinks and snacks the tea house had to offer its patrons.

“Tim Boba was hands down some of the best boba I’ve ever had,” Rios said. “The atmosphere is student-friendly and I’ll definitely be coming here more for a better place to study, print or hang out with my friends.”

The shop features posters encouraging students to use the resources they offer and to power through homework. The owner, Tim Pham, said he welcomes student customers and recalls searching for a different kind of study space as a college student.

“I remember trying to find a place to study, and I wanted to create a place that welcomes students and gives them a helping hand that I know I needed back then,” Pham said.

The restaurant offers a variety of items on its menu with drink prices ranging from $4 to $6 and food prices ranging from $4 to $10.

The drink menu consists of milk tea, blended drinks and coffee. Popcorn chicken, spring rolls and shrimp tempura are offered, as well. With any purchase, students gain access to a printer right in front of the counter to print any school work they need.

Andrew Shroll, freshman vocal performance major, said he likes what Tim Boba offers students.

“I enjoy the free printing for students and super-fast service. My friends and I even got free appetizers. eleven out of 10 would recommend,” Shroll said.

The shop does not stop at affordable drinks and perks for students. Tim Boba gives out free watermelon appetizers and has board games for much-needed study breaks. There is also a message board encouraging students and displaying Polaroids of students who have visited the restaurant.

Tim Boba works to make study sessions easy, affordable and fun for local students as it supports customers with many perks and encouragement through college years.

Tim Boba is located about 15 minutes away from CBU at 1450 University Ave. and is open seven days a week 11 a.m. to 11 p.m

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