Best Of The Bay Bula KafeWelcome to St. Pete's first Nakamal or Kava Bar, located in Beautiful Kenwood Historic District.  BULA KAFE is St. Petersburg’s Original Kava Bar and Coffee House; featuring the finest Kava from Vanuatu, Kahwa Coffee, and Ethnobotanical Teas.

BULA KAFE offers an alcohol-free environment, a way to wind down and socialize in a relaxing, community-oriented environment.  It's a great alternative to the typical bar scene.  Meet up with friends, have some quiet time, or bring your laptop.  Free Wi-Fi is also available!  Founded in 2009, BULA KAFE educates and spreads their love of Kava and Plant Medicine across the West Coast of Florida.

"BULA" is a Fijian cheer meaning "to long life and good health," said before having a shell of Kava in a group setting.  Voted Best of the Bay 2017 & 2018!  Try the BEST before you try the rest and BULA with us at Bula Kafe!





Kava is an ancient plant derived from the South Pacific Islands used for its relaxing effect for both social and ceremonial occasions.  In the South Pacific, it's used as a communal drink that has brought many tribes together for centuries and since 2009 has enhanced the lives of thousands here in St. Pete, thus creating a huge community that extends all over Pinellas County and beyond.

Kava comes from the root of the pepper plant (Piper Methysticum) and is said to calm the central nervous system, relax muscles and promote positive emotions through the limbic system.  Everyone drinks kava together at BULA KAFE and yells "BULA!"  Many people find that Kava soothes the temperament, promotes a sense of calm for hours after imbibing kava. Kava does not affect judgment or fine motor skills in the way that alcohol does.


On your first visit to BULA KAFE, you get a shell of Kava on the house!  Our Kavatenders are well versed in our products and are eager to share their knowledge!   BULA KAFE also offers coffee, herbal and botanical teas, yerba mate, kombucha on tap, cacao shots and hemp tea.  Come in and try something new today. 


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***Kava is FDA approved as a dietary supplement.