About Popoki + Tea

Popoki + Tea is a cat cafe in the Honolulu neighborhood of Kaimuki! Seek refuge from the stress of everyday modern life, and chill with our adoptable cats, while enjoying our handcrafted milk tea or iced tea. We also offer cat-themed coffee selections through our neighbors at The Curb Kaimuki.

Our cats and kittens come from Lucky Paws Animal Foundation, a nonprofit animal rescue in Honolulu. Up to 20 cats and kittens live in our lounge until adoption. Not looking to adopt? Most of our guests come in just to hang out with our cats. Socialization is so important for cats, so your time spent at Popoki + Tea is absolutely beneficial—to you and them.

We started out in June 2018 hosting monthly cat cafe pop-ups, where cat lovers came together to meet adoptable kitties. We’re continuing this role as convener at our permanent cat cafe, which opened in February 2020.

OUR MISSION is to provide our cats and our guests a peaceful environment where they can find each other, whether it’s for a moment or for a lifetime.

OUR VISION is to ignite a love for cats throughout our community. Cats are cool, and so are the people who love them! Our ultimate vision is to see the number of responsible, long-term cat guardian homes grow, while reducing the amount of needless suffering through hands-on education. By spreading more awareness and love for cats in our island community, we hope to positively transform lives.