With the Perth Cafe scene ever-expanding, we chat to Karibu Cafe owner Jason, about what makes them stand out from the crowd.
Who is behind the Karibu Café concept?
Karibu Café is the brainchild of husband and wife team, Jason and Nooreen, who are passionate coffee enthusiasts. Jason is the coffee guru and Nooreen is behind the food.
The name Karibu draws from Swahili and is the perfect name for the café as it means welcome. It also pays homage to Nooreen’s roots which are in beautiful coastal Kenya – hints of which can be found in the charming café décor which she designed and handpicked.
Jason is a Perth local who has worked in the hospitality industry for a number of years. He can usually be found working the coffee machine while Nooreen works behind the scenes in the kitchen.
What sets Karibu café apart from the rest?
Other than our warm Kenyan hospitality, it is our signature blend, Karibu coffee. We only use 100% Arabica beans from East and Southern Africa. Sourced from a selection of plantations in the area, these beans are top notch and result in brews that are richer, darker, more complex and satisfying.
Gently coaxed by Jason’s barista skills, the grinds produce cups of coffee that range from bold to mellow, chocolatey to Bordeaux-like, robust to lemony.
What can patrons expect from a visit to Karibu Café?
You can come in to Karibu knowing that you will always get a great coffee, flavoursome, home-style food and customer service that makes you feel special.
- Does the café have any specialities?
You will find some of our menu selections feature an African twist on modern or classic Aussie meals – something that is a little unique in this part of the world and our customers have shown appreciation for. Other than that, the Karibu menu is dynamic with new items daily so you can count on finding something different and exciting to tantalise your taste buds each time.
Of course the coffee is the constant here, but we do like to surprise patrons with personalised latte art.
Favourite Perth coffee spot? (apart from Karibu Café of course!)
The Little Concept in Fremantle. It’s a rare occasion not drinking coffee, but when we do, it’s the coconut chai at TLC that we keep going back for.
What is your favourite thing about Perth?
It is beautiful through and through – the beaches, the weather, the friendly people. It’s a capital city with a laid-back vibe – we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.