Cafe revamp adds Soul to night economy
Karratha’s Soul Cafe is having a major makeover and will be relaunching its new dining concept to the public tomorrow.
Owner Beth Corps said the business would bring cafe, bar and restaurant dining together.
“Essentially we are a cafe by day and bar by night, in the quest to offer more eating options to this little city of ours,” she said.
After successful of Mexican dinner nights over the past year-and-a-half, Ms Corps said she had decided it was time for a change.
“We’ve just found that the cafe is working really well but our nights are doing exceptionally well and that’s just running Mexican, so we’ve decided to change the menu to more share plates, a la carte meals, small snack plates as well to just encourage that clientele,” she said.
Over the past few days, Soul has been going through a major, but speedy renovation.
“(We’re doing) some booth seating, more comfortable seating, more private seating, some bar tables as well to just present more of a bar-style/ cafe to the community,” Ms Corps said.
“(We’ll have) drop pendant lighting throughout to create more of that evening mood.”
Changes to the restaurant’s liquor licensing will allow the team to cater for private functions and mean patrons can have a drink without ordering a meal.
Ms Corps said the changes would be a “fresh start” for Soul and were prompted by a slip in reputation after she struggled to balance family and work life.
“As a mum and business owneroperator, it is very difficult sometimes to juggle both work and family and feel like you are doing a good job in both worlds,” she said.
“I deeply love both my separate lives and endeavoured this year to give Soul my everything to regain the trust, confidence and respect from the Karratha community.
“These are the real reasons Soul needed to change — to show the community that Soul is still a place to escape and feel warmed, welcomed, nourished and loved.”
Booking is essential to attend the relaunch tomorrow night.
Call 9183 8278 to book.