About Us

KereKere is in the business of enriching communities through coffee.

KereKere is named after the custom that inspired it. KereKere (pronounced kerry-kerry) is the Fijian custom in which a relative or neighbour can request something that is needed and it must be willingly given with no expectation of repayment. This custom inspires everything we do. 

We host regular Community Events and work together with our community to imagine, initiate and animate them.   We contribute $5,000 each year to support these events and invite customers to help in the allocation of this contribution.

KereKere was founded by James Murphy and is a project of O+, oswaldandco.com. James is an entrepreneurial social worker who brings together his passion for community wellbeing, innovation and quality living. James grew up in Fiji and was introduced to KereKere during his decade long stay on the Pacific Island.

KereKere started out as a coffee cart at The University of Melbourne in 2007. By 2011 it had evolved into a purpose built kiosk, in 2012 KereKere South opened at Boyd Community Hub in Southbank and in 2014, KereKere Green opened in the Fitzroy Gardens Visitors Centre.  

In 2017, the KereKere team decided to take a little KereKere to the workplace community and launched Future Coffee, futurecoffee.com - a workplace engagement activity using the ritual of brewing plunger {french press} coffee to help improve employee engagement.  

You can email James at james@oswaldandco.com

 James and his brother growing up in Fiji

James and his brother growing up in Fiji