Capitola, a coastal haven that whispers stories of happiness and relaxation, has become home to a place that epitomizes these very sentiments – Boba Bay. We had the privilege of sitting down with Cheryl Schneider, the visionary behind Boba Bay, to delve into her journey of bringing this delightful establishment to life and the unique charm that Capitola adds to the experience.

The Joys of Community Connection
Cheryl’s favorite aspect of doing business in Capitola? “It’s the people,” she says with a bright smile. Connecting with the local community and the visiting souls who come to Capitola seeking joy is what fills her heart. The vibrant energy that surrounds the shop is infectious, creating a positive and invigorating atmosphere that makes every day a pleasure.

The Dream Turned Reality
Boba Bay’s inception in Capitola is still fresh, with its grand opening having taken place on August 5th, 2022. Cheryl’s path to Capitola was paved with a touch of luck and a burst of inspiration. “I’ve always dreamed of opening a food service business,” she shares. Destiny seemed to play a part when her sons, avid surfers in Capitola, stumbled upon the perfect spot for Boba Bay. The moment Cheryl laid eyes on the view of the small beach from the window, she knew this was the canvas where her dreams would take shape. And so, Boba Bay found its home.

The Tale Behind the Name
Ever wondered how “Boba Bay” came to be? It all started during a dinner table brainstorming session with Cheryl’s two teenage sons. “I wanted the name to be catchy but also resonate with the location and my vision of expansion to other coastal regions,” she explains. When Cheryl suggested “Boba Bay,” her sons’ enthusiastic approval sealed the deal. Beyond its catchy nature, the name embodied her aspirations perfectly. A name born from family collaboration, and one that found its place in Capitola and beyond.

Captivated by Capitola
Capitola isn’t just a place; it’s an experience wrapped in beauty and positivity. Cheryl sums it up perfectly: “Capitola is a very special place because it’s a place of relaxation and happiness.” Whether it’s enjoying the beach or savoring a delicious treat, Capitola offers a sanctuary where one can rejuvenate amidst the soothing energy of the surroundings.

Cheryl’s Personal Retreat
Among her favorite things to do in Capitola, Cheryl finds solace in a simple yet profound activity: watching the ocean. “My shop has a small view to the ocean, and I love staring out at it because it’s so beautiful and calming,” she shares. When she’s not immersed in the business, she finds serenity in taking walks, watching the rhythmic waves, and breathing in the salty air.

Crafting Quality and Connection
At Boba Bay, Cheryl’s commitment goes beyond just serving delicious treats. “Boba Bay is committed to providing fresh, high-quality products with excellent service,” she affirms. Fresh ingredients like boba tapioca and fresh fruit purees elevate the taste and quality of their offerings. With baristas who infuse their craft with passion and care, Boba Bay ensures that every sip and bite carries a piece of their dedication. The ultimate goal? Seeing smiles light up customers’ faces, the true testament to their success.

As the sun sets over the glistening waters of Capitola’s shores, the spirit of Boba Bay continues to shine. Cheryl’s journey and vision have found a perfect home in this coastal haven, where her commitment to quality, community, and connection come together to create a haven of delight and happiness.

110 Capitola Ave #3
Capitola, CA 95010
(831) 266-7088