OH! Boba opening soon on Brown Street near University of Dayton

Credit: Natalie Jones

Credit: Natalie Jones

OH! Boba is opening its third boba tea shop at 1120 Brown St. near the University of Dayton in the former space of Val’s Bakery.

Jess Justice, who owns the shop with QQ Qiang and Ting Shi, said they are anticipating a grand opening for their new location by the end of February or, at the latest, in early March.

“Customers can expect the same unparalleled customer service and top-tier milk teas that define our brand across all our locations,” Justice said.

OH! Boba opened its first brick-and-mortar location in Troy at 217 SE Public Square in 2022 after doing pop-ups downtown. They opened their second location in 2023 inside COhatch The Market in downtown Springfield.

“As a women-owned small business in Dayton, our commitment to sourcing locally and supporting fellow small enterprises sets us apart,” Justice said. “We take pride in using high-quality jersey milk from Woodruff Farm in Urbana, as well as sourcing from local artists for different boba-themed merchandise.”

Customers can expect a large variety of fresh brewed teas, milk teas, fruit teas and smoothies. They recently introduced a Cat Paw Mochi Waffle, adding a savory side to their menu. Customers can order pizza or jalapenos and cheese flavors, as well as sweet flavors such as apple pie and strawberry and chocolate.

Credit: Submitted Photo

Credit: Submitted Photo

The owners said they enjoy exploring new ideas and collaborating with local businesses.

“We’re eager to become an integral part of the Dayton small business community,” Justice said. “We are also looking forward to collaborating with the University of Dayton’s student body, particularly groups like the Asian American Association, to share and promote Asian culture.

OH! Boba will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily — offering a space where people can gather and create memories.

For those passionate about boba, the shop is hiring baristas for the Dayton location. Those interested should email ohbobabrownstreet@gmail.com.

About the Author