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Best Place to Eat in Merritt BC!

If you’re new to Merritt BC, the beautiful Nicola Valley, with history so rich, you will want to stay forever! If you’re looking for food, fresh, fast, casual and fun! Check out Kekuli Cafe Merritt! “Don’t Panic, We Have Bannock!” Their menu is frybread tacos, Venison Melts on Bannock, and also a little Vegetarian mix in there as well! Kekuli Cafe, serves up amazing Organic Coffee & Espresso Drinks! The gourmet Bannock in amazing flavours made in house, like the Saskatoon Bannock, Skor Bannock or the Maple Glaze, is absolutely amazing! Read more by Michelle Bacon, Experience Nicola Valley’s Foodie Blogger!   https://experiencenicolavalley.com/places-eat-merritt-kekuli-cafe/ Come see who has frequented Kekuli Cafe Merritt! Indigenous Actors/Actresses from all over...

Bannock in Merritt BC – Dont Panic, 1st Indigenous Franchise

Don’t panic…We have bannock!” If you’re driving along the Coquihalla Highway by Merritt BC, don’t panic… there’s Bannock, downtown Merritt BC. An Indigenous owned Franchise, soon to be popping up across Western Canada. Sharon Bond-Hogg knew she would franchise her business from day one, and now the requests are rolling in from all around British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and as far away as Ontario. She and her husband, Darren, started serving bannock from a concession stand at Westside Daze in Westbank, BC, back in 2005.  Sharon knew they were on to something when customers started lining up for the Indigenous treat that is a light, fluffy, fried dough made from local ingredients with delicious toppings like Saskatoon Berry, cinnamon sugar and maple glaze. “I didn’t start out thinking Kekuli Café would be an Indigenous restaurant,” Sharon said, “but the need and demand was there.” More permanent concession stands at a soccer field in Lake Country and a car wash in Westbank soon followed.  During that time, the couple also found ‘day’ jobs – Sharon at Starbucks and Darren at Tim Horton’s – with the focus of learning all they could about coffee, assembly lines, customer service, corporate standards and product consistency....

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”!®, 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 Café 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!

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