From Vistra Communications:
Temple Terrace-based coffee shop Café Kili is being recognized by The Huffington Post and its readers as the eighth best coffee shop in the country.
Readers are being asked to vote on who brews the best coffee in the nation. The list is featured as an infographic on the “Huffpost Taste” section of the publication.
Opening more than five years ago, Café Kili sells in-house roasted coffee, freshly brewed tea, smoothies and gourmet sandwiches. It’s known for fresh coffee, which is roasted on-site weekly or as needed to fill retail customer orders. Now, customers from across the nation can order freshly-roasted Café Kili coffee in its online store.
The owners’ commitment to excellence and their knowledge has gained Café Kili both local and national recognition. This year, the Kenyan-owned coffee shop was voted the place with the “Best Coffee” in Temple Terrace Patch’s Readers’ Choice poll. It was also voted Best Coffee House in Northeast Tampa by the Tampa Tribune for the past two years.
“We are humbled and honored to have received this type of recognition the past several years,” said Café Kili owner Rose Waruinge. “Earning this distinction encourages us to continue to provide excellent service to our customers. It is because of the loyalty of the Tampa Bay community that we have flourished into the third- place for many of our customer base.”
Café Kili is a dream come true for Waruinge, a professional nurse by trade. She relocated with her family to the Tampa Bay area over 10 years ago from Kenya. Rose is the daughter of a Kenyan coffee farmer, and that experience has provided her with a wealth of coffee experience and expertise. With the support of her husband, Patrick Gachau, and their sons, Café Kili opened their Temple Terrace location.
Do you love Café Kili? Rate and review the coffee shop in the Temple Terrace Patch Directory.