Since 2009

Bula Kafe is The Original Kava Bar and Coffee House in St. Petersburg, Florida. With its roots planted in North America’s first Kava Bar: NAKAVA.  

BULA KAFE opened with years of experience, the original owner being from Vanuatu, The Mother Land of Kava.  He brought years of experience to the Kava Bar industry here in North America and set a precident for future Kava Bars. He brought a Kava Bar into a market devoid of Kava Bars.

BULA KAFE offers the finest of kava drinks, coffee, and quality ethnobotanical teas. Most  kava comes from the islands of Vanautu where it's believed kava first originated. BULA KAFE ensures that all kava from Vanuatu are of noble kava strains, meaning they are the preferred strains of kava for drinking in Vanuatu. These strains are used in most kava bars throughout Vanuatu for its high potency and effects. Our coffee is from Kahwa coffee and is locally roasted in the Tampa Bay area, using 100% Arabica coffee beans. Our ethnobotanical teas are sourced to ensure the highest quality.


BULA KAFE is owned and operated by Ross Kashtan. Ross’s love for Kava began like most customers in the first few visits and grew so much that he bought the business in 2014. He continues to find new sources for products to improve quality while keeping the original family, community-centric atmosphere. Ross has immersed himself in the Kava Business so far to have traveled to Vanuatu to learn about the Kava Culture, processing and importation process. He has an undefinable passion for Bula Kafe and the Kava Bar business. Visit our other stores Bula On The Beach in Madeira Beach, Florida and Bula Cocoa Beach in Cocoa Beach, Florida or visit our Corporate Site for more information! BULA!