My sister started medical school at UCSF in August. We took advantage of how close she lives to the Chinese part of the Outer Sunset and explored a bit after helping her move (and assemble) some of her furniture into her new digs.
While my parents were more interested in the Chinese grocery stores in the area, I was on the hunt for pearl tea. My pearl tea senses led me to Wonderful Dessert & Cafe:
Talk about old school. No cute mascot or trendy decor or fancy drink options here. Nope. Just a lot of nostalgia-inducing candy and a counter:
We stuck to the basics because that's what you do when you try out a new pearl tea place. I got regular milk tea with pearls while my sister got green milk tea with pearls (both $2.75):
Sometimes you just get tired of "gourmet" pearl tea and want it straight without any of the frills. In times like that, Wonderful Dessert & Cafe is the place to go. Like a blast from the past, Wonderful Dessert & Cafe serves solid milk tea in plastic cups with hard plastic lids. You can even get tea eggs!
Of course, Wonderful Dessert & Cafe offers more than just milk tea. I can't wait to "visit" my sister and swing by for one of their tapioca fruit smoothies.
And maybe a tea egg.
Wonderful Dessert & Cafe
2035 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122