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New boba tea, dessert cafe opens in Citrus Heights

Kobing Dessert Studio is open at 6001 San Juan Ave., in Citrus Heights. // S. Williams

By Sara Beth Williams–
Kobing Dessert Studio has opened its doors for business at 6001 San Juan Ave.

According to owner David Hong, the independently owned cafe officially opened Aug. 1, in a suite formerly occupied by BeanHeads coffee shop.

Hong said in a previous interview with The Sentinel that his wife, Sang Joo, had the idea to open the business. He told Sentinel staff on Wednesday that the café had a soft opening in July, but said not many people know his business has opened.

According to the cafe’s Google listing as well as several Yelp reviewers, Kobing serves authentic Korean desserts, including unique soft serve ice cream flavors and bingsu, a milk-based shaved ice dessert with toppings. Kobing’s menu also features other desserts, coffees, and teas with or without Boba.

Kobing currently holds a 5-star rating on Google and an average 4.9-star rating from more than 20 reviewers on Yelp. Reviewers praise the selection of various authentic Korean desserts that are difficult to find elsewhere.

Hong, who is from South Korea, said he learned how to create authentic Korean desserts from several friends from the Bay Area who operate a similar shop. Hong said he and his family lived in the Bay Area before moving to the area to open Kobing Dessert Studio.

The suite was formerly the home of BeanHeads, but has been vacant since the coffee shop closed its doors last fall after just a year in business.

Kobing joins another Boba tea shop in Citrus Heights called Tea It, along with several other coffee shops and cafes.

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