The name Poa means “Everything is Cool” or “All Good” in Swahili, and was inspired by a family volunteer trip to Tanzania, Africa. "The experience was so rewarding. It taught me many lessons in life about about being present and enjoying time with our friends and family. How our most special moments revolve around mealtime, and how important that is in our lives. I wanted to pack that feeling up and bring it back home." A cafe environment seemed like the best platform to cultivate such a lifestyle. “Then 6 months later, my travel buzz faded, and there I was, owning a cafe. We've been letting it take shape organically as we progress and letting our customers decide what works."
At Poa, we care about simplicity and wellness. About creating human connections and promoting a healthy lifestyle, more than serving the perfect artisinal cup of coffee. The awesome coffee drinks are just a given. So are our elixirs, nutritious smoothies, brunch and bowls.
Poa cafe blends the modern concept of cafe culture with leisure and conversation.. We provide a platform for socializing with friends and family. Mealtimes become meaningful experiences, and food is the great unifier across cultures and ages. At Poa Cafe, children (with the help of their caretakers and parents) will learn how to navigate the social experience of sharing a meal, from a young age. And as a community, we all need to set positive examples for our youth, and help foster a healthier next generation. The celebratory nature of food is universal. It's an activity that will contribute to our physical, social and mental well being.