About Popoki + Tea

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.

Photo by Simply Baby Photography.

Popoki and Tea is a cat cafe in the historic Honolulu neighborhood of Kaimuki! Seek refuge from the stress and grind of everyday modern life, and chill with adoptable cats while enjoying our milk tea, iced tea, or coffee.

Our cats are from our nonprofit animal rescue friends at KAT Charities, who rescue stray or abandoned cats. Some are also socialized cats that were pulled from outdoor feral cat colonies. Our cats live here with us until they find their forever homes. Socialization is so important for cats, so even if you can’t adopt, know that your time spent here is so beneficial to our furry residents.

We got our start 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.

Popoki and Tea’s mission is to positively transform the lives of people and felines. We want to introduce more people to a cat’s affection, ignite a spark in our community to love cats for who they are, and enrich the lives – human and feline – in our island community.