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!” ® 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 Café Merritt Coffee & Bannock & West Kelowna, BC http://Kekuli Café 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...
MooseMeat & Marmalade & Bannock

MooseMeat & Marmalade & Bannock

Day with MooseMeat & Marmalade Don’t Panic…But how tasty would MooseMeat, Marmalade and Bannock be? #YUMMM Filming an episode of the show, Moose Meat & Marmalade, with Art Napoleon and the London Chef, Dan Hayes, at Kekuli Cafe Westbank. This will be a fantastic episode of their wild elk hunt and foraging of delicious wild asparagus and morel mushrooms. Check out Season 2, Episode 10 for this amazing episode with these 2 great guys! Art and Dan,  went hunting with Jacob and Charles Kruger of the Penticton Indian Band. http://aptn.ca/moosemeatandmarmalade/video/season-2/ Little did I know, how to clean a mushroom. Art showed me the magic of cleaning a mushroom, seems easy and looked like a nice mushroom. So, I cut one up myself, at home…sliced it right down the middle and it falls open slightly and out crawls a creepy bug! UGH! Ya I don’t think I will be foraging any wild mushrooms, thanks! But they sure were tasty with Wild Elk Steak & Asparagus. Since moving back to my hometown of Merritt BC, I’ve had the fun of picking wild asparagus and other great traditional plants that our ancestors survived off, hundreds of years ago and even today they still harvest their medicines and plants. So if you want to learn more about traditional foods in North America, watch MooseMeat & Marmalade and their wild foraging in the Okanagan! Shall be a great episode for sure!  ...
Bannock & Coffee Buzz  Happy 2016

Bannock & Coffee Buzz Happy 2016

There’s a Bannock Buzz out there….Whats New? Opening 7 days a week! Did you know we are a Coffee Shop with light breakfast and awesome homemade lunches? We do cater and take-out as well!          Thank you for supporting our decision last year for helping our staff have that one day for themselves. We actually retained employees, got to know our employees and the things they like to do.  All of these things we learned, we were also told, why don’t you open 7 days week, because there are people out there who need the hours and Sundays are a day, where some people, like students can actually work, to support their going back to school. So many reasons, why we decided to open Sundays. There are times when people emailed us, travelling through town, and were disappointed, because it was their only day coming through, until next year.  We have kept our staff’s desired availability in mind, and ensure they get their needed time off. Thank you for your support and keeping Kekuli Cafe…”Don’t Panic…We Have Bannock”® . If you haven’t checked out Kekuli Cafe yet…. This is the time to try it out! We keep our menu updated and we love to try new things! Our Bannock is light, fluffy & golden brown.  Bannock or Frybread, is a quick bread that was invented by our Ancestors and used for survival. Our Ancestors did not have flour in those days, but they would grind roots of special plants, add harvested berries & natural saps & sweeteners. There was no Indian name for the bread, but, (Seplil...

“Don’t Panic…You Can Order Bannock”

Staff meetings? Conferences? Workshops? Need something fresh and new to serve at your event? Have you ever panicked for bannock? Well the past 10 years, thats all we’ve been doing, making bannock! The Secret to bannock making…. Practice Makes Excellence. Bannock is always made with …. love & good thoughts. If you’re hearts not in it….your bannock’s not with it! Sick & tired of trying to make the perfect piece of bannock….let us whip up a batch for you! Orders can be made at either of our locations. I always say “No one makes better bannock…Than grandma” or “Kookum” or Ye’ye’  or Baba’, the list goes on. Give us a few hours, we can have it fresh n ready to go! For Bannock Orders for WESTBANK BC, call 250-768-3555 For Bannock Orders in MERRITT BC, call...

“Don’t Panic…We Have Bannock”! ®

Looking for restaurant in the Merritt BC or Westbank BC area?? Check out Kekuli Cafe “Don’ t Panic…We Have Bannock”! Our new Lunch & Dinner is now ready at Kekuli Cafe Merritt & Westbank BC.  Try our  Craft Beers & Local Wines from Nk’Mip Winery & Inniskillen Winery. Our tasty Wildberry Sangria, Kekuli Baileys Mudshakes, real ice-cream blended with Baileys topped off with whip creme! We hope you come on in for some tasty treats, savour our spices, sauces & dressings, we make in-house! For dessert, try our Saskatoon Berry Sundaes or Milkshakes and our Gourmet Dessert Bannock. Something pleasing for your tastebuds. Experience our Fresh Fast & healthy foods topped off with some gourmet bannock! We would love to meet you, talk to you & guarantee excellent good ole fashion service with heart and smile. Please click on the link below and read our Bannock Bitz newsletter… A little bit of this..a little bit of that! “Dont Panic…We Have Bannock”! Web Newsletter May 2015...