Kekuli Café opens fourth location in Thompson Okanagan
Hungry students at Okanagan College now have access to fresh, homemade bannock and other Indigenous cuisine.
The owner of the Westbank’s Kekuli Café, Sharon Bond, has expanded again.
This is the fourth brick-and-mortar location for Bond who already has Kekuli Café eateries established in West Kelowna, Merritt and Kamloops and she also has a food truck.
With a menu featuring delicious traditional Indigenous ingredients like Saskatoon berries, venison, fish and seasonal fruits and vegetables, the bannock is the star of the show.
Handmade from a simplistic recipe, the bannock is light and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside.
Bond is a trailblazer when it comes to establishing Indigenous restaurants offering fare that is not as common as others in Canada and she has plans to keep growing.
"The Kekuli Xpress is another great model that we are using here in the Okanagan and we will be using this model for other locations in the province," she said. "We’re also expanding the restaurant side of our business as well. We are interested in expanding into Alberta and are registered to be there."
The name of the newest outlet is Kekuli Kapi and Seplil. It is located at the Okanagan College Campus in building E and is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- This story was updated with a comment from Bond at 3:24 p.m.
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