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Don’t Panic…Kekuli Cafe is Open with Protective Covid Measures

During this unthinkable time, Kekuli Cafe remains open, with limited hours. We are open Monday to Friday 10-7, and Saturday & Sundays 10-4pm. Kekuli Cafe is and always has high cleanliness standards. We go above and beyond to ensure the safety of our Kekuli family, guests, and friends. We are happy to serve you, feed you and be there for everyone! Thank you for supporting your local Westbank business. Stay Safe, Be Kind, Be Compassionate. Don’t Panic! You can download our app in the App Store or Android google store. If there is anything you need, please email us for more information. westbank@kekulicafe.com For Merritt Kekuli Cafe email : merritt@kekulicafe.com Kekuli Merritt is Closed Mondays. Open Tuesday to Friday 10-6 and Saturday/Sundays 10-4...

Kekuli Cafe Sells first Franchise in Merritt BC

Kekuli Cafe  opened in Merritt BC, August 01, 2014! Operating two cafe’s in Westbank & Merritt BC as if they were both franchises, to test the systems, create the systems and ensure that Kekuli Cafe would be successful! Kekuli Cafe was franchised Dec 01, 2018 to one of our employees, who had the drive, the passion and the heart to own Kekuli Cafe. Elijah Mack-Stirling of the Nuxalk Nation, and long time resident of Merritt BC, purchased his first business. He came with years experience working in fast food industry, and graduated from Merritt Secondary School. Elijah was the youngest Franchise Owner, that we would ever imagine, owning a Kekuli. Elijah Mack-Stirling is a role model for youth, and inspiring for Youth Entrepreneurs in his community, his brothers and his Nation. Thank you to the town of Merritt BC, for supporting this young man in his first year of business. His dreams and goals are huge! As dreams should be, where Indigenous people, Indigenous Youth have to strive to thrive to get ahead in this...

Don’t Panic our Bannock is Vegan

Don’t Panic our Bannock is Vegan Is it possible for bannock to be vegan? Yes it is! Gluten-free? Probably Not! But Possible? Yes! Meet Michelle, from Kekuli Cafe Westbank! Whats Vegan at Kekuli! I asked her, because she is Vegan!! And she knows… Meet Michelle #video! Our Front of House Kekuli Associate!! 💕😇 She is a #Vegan! She helps me to understand what is vegan and we work at keeping our food so that vegans can enjoy it without the milk and eggs and cheese! Just ask and Michelle will help you!! @kekulicafebannock #Westbank #okanagan A post shared by KekuliCafeBannock (@kekulicafebannock) on Mar 3, 2018 at 12:26pm PST We want to make sure that your Bannock experience is 100% pure heaven! Don’t feel bad when diving into a piece of bannock, its got less fat and calories than most muffins. We pride ourselves on making sure, that a piece of bannock is light, fluffy and golden brown. Cooking the bannock to perfection, to not absorb the oils, and every piece is made with love, light and good thoughts.    ...

What’s for dinner? Check it out… Bannock!

What’s for dinner kids? Bannock! Kekuli Cafe, West Kelowna & Merritt BC, we like to start our workers, young! Just kidding, making Bannock memories with your kids or grandkids is what we need to start doing. Kids love Bannock, handmade, fresh, authentic, a great treat for kids, parents and grandparents. Oh, well actually, who are we kidding. Bannock is great for everyone! Put down that doughnut, try delicious handmade fresh Bannock with your family! Bannock is the new doughnut! Kekuli Cafe makes it fresh every single day! What’s for dinner? Come in and check it out! #DontPanicWeHaveBannock What’s for supper kids?? #Bannock. #dontpanicwehavebannock @kekulicafebannock @comfortinnsuitesmerritt @indigenoustourismbc @tourismmerritt @westkelownacity @westkelownanow @visitwestside @westbankfn A post shared by KekuliCafeBannock (@kekulicafebannock) on Apr 30, 2018 at 9:50pm PDT...
“Don’t Panic…We Just Moved”

“Don’t Panic…We Just Moved”

Kekuli Cafe, “Don’t Panic…We Have Bannock”!Âź, we just moved to 307-3550 Carrington Road across from Canadian Tire & Marks Work Wearhouse in Westbank BC Kekuli Cafe owners, Sharon Bond & Darren Hogg found this amazing spot and couldn’t get any luckier than to get this location at the Westbank Hub Centre.  Come join us at Kekuli Cafe Westbank for bannock & coffee! Great place for coffee groups, meetings, business lunch, take-out & snacks. Get ready for the licensed patio. Follow our journey on Facebook (Kekuli CafĂ© Coffee & Bannock..head to Merritt BC., road trip! We hope to see you at Kekuli Cafe Westbank   This is the beginning of Kekuli Cafe. At the local Vista Ridge Carwash back in 2004   See you soon! Any questions, please Facebook Message us! Sharon & Darren...

First Nations Bannock Restaurant in Canada

We’ve gone through crucial times as bannock is still making its way in the restaurant world. We first set up as a bannock stand in Westbank, BC, years ago. We experienced success in our little venture, and sought feedback from our customers about opening a First Nations restaurant. What is a First Nations restaurant? If you have been to a Mexican restaurant, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, etc., there are now First Nations restaurants opening up across Canada!

A little inspiration of Dessert Bannock

A little inspiration of Dessert Bannock

Sharon Bond-Hogg, of Kekuli Cafe loves cooking! A pinch of this, a dash of that, a palm of this and an eyeball of that, and some good old fashioned Inspiration, makes for some yummy desserts and bannock treats at Kekuli Cafe! Here we have a Berry Bannock Pudding recipe that we make at Kekuli Cafe, inspired by Dolly Watts, who is now retired on the Island. I wish I would have met her years ago, when I was researching my business plan and ideas, because I was scared to open my restaurant! How would this be perceived? Well, all good, and all said and done! Two restaurants and more to come! So here is a recipe video of our Berry Bannock pudding! Enjoy! Berry Bannock...
Got Bannock? Kekuli Cafe sure does!

Got Bannock? Kekuli Cafe sure does!

Got Bannock? We Got Bannock! Experience Kekuli Cafe’s fresh, warm buttered Bannock. Or our original flavours of Skor, Saskatoon Berry, Maple Glaze, they’re sort of like a doughnut, the texture is light, fluffy, crispy on the outside but yet soft, and tender, actually handmade fresh every single day. Baked and Fried in-house. Best survival bread ever created in the millennium. When did you ever have your first piece of fry bread? Kekuli Cafe “Don’t Panic…We Have Bannock!” Âź We mix the Bannock, Stir the Bannock, We fry the bannock! Find us You can find us in 2 locations in Merritt BC http://Kekuli CafĂ© Merritt Coffee & Bannock & West Kelowna, BC http://Kekuli CafĂ© Coffee & Bannock When I started Kekuli Cafe, working on my business plan, for almost three years, we couldn’t find any First Nations restaurants, back in the 2000’s.  So Kekuli Cafe has been in the making for many years. We found our way and Kekuli Cafe is growing every year! Kekuli Cafe is now ready to Franchise across Canada. Kekuli means “pit house”, a First Nations winter dwelling. The name Kekuli was the perfect name to share with the world, meaning house, welcome to my home!  Your place to gather with friends, family, food and fun! Check out this Link Here is a link from CBC Aboriginal, so many bannock choices, check it out! We now have counted almost 20 restaurants across Canada serving Indigenous Cuisine! The most exciting thing since sliced bread! http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/bannock-fry-bread-may-long-1.3591449?cmp=rss  ...
Don’t Panic…We are ready to Franchise!

Don’t Panic…We are ready to Franchise!

The day we opened our doors on September 12, 2009, people were flocking into the doors, carrying out our humble boxes of Bannock, and the biggest question we were asked, and still to this day…”Are you a Franchise?” I always said, “Our dream is to franchise, and here we are almost 7 years later, a member of the Canadian Franchise Association. We’ve attended 2 franchise shows in BC and Alberta and it’s been the best experience in the world of business. Build it & they will come! Over the years of operating Kekuli Cafe, our goal was to hone in on the menu and our Brand. We needed the menu to reflect, what we knew, as consumers wanted,  the way the world is headed towards fresh, fast and healthy options. Kekuli Cafe, “Don’t Panic…We Have Bannock”! est. 2009 Westbank BC, & second location August 1, 2014 in Merritt BC.  The destination of choice for fresh, healthy and fast-casual, quick serve cafe. We may be new to Franchise world, but we’ve made the headways in the world of Indigenous Food and creating a way to make it fun, fresh & even healthy! We’ve been ahead of the fast food chain, in some areas, that surprise us, when other chains have new food or drinks come out, we’ve already been there and done that! Both our locations have been serving alcohol as a coffee shop for almost 2 years, and other businesses are following our footsteps. We have the drive to succeed, the perseverance to never give-up and the passion for people! Our goal is to make this the best business in Canada...

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