KereKere is a coffee shop that seeks to celebrate a community of reciprocity by doing small things with great care.
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.
On a daily basis KereKere works together with our community to imagine, initiate and animate a range of Community Events. We contribute $5,000 each year to support these events and invite customers to help in allocation of this contribution. Our Community Events are hosted throughout the year and we invite you to signup to our Oswald + Co newsletter, lookout for our in-store posters or like our KereKere Green facebook page to stay in touch.
KereKere was founded by James Murphy and is a project of Oswald + Co, oswaldandco.com. James is an entrepreneurial social worker who brings together his passion for giving, community and innovation. James grew up in Fiji and spent his teenage years in a Melbourne boarding school. In both these environments he experienced a deep sense of community. James endeavours to emulate this through his community business approach.
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 plunger coffee to share in the workplace.
You can email James at email@example.com