Essential Need's Message

Cafe Oratnek joined our Mission to help provide access to “Clean Water for All by 2030”. This Mission was initiated by the United Nations.

A big thank you to Cafe Oratnek’s team and customers for joining this extremely important mission on 16 February 2018.

About Cafe Oratnek

Kenny Takayama, former Head Chef of Bills, Darlinghurst, had a huge dream as a young start out - that was to one day, have a venue of his own, embodying his own life principles of simplicity, quality and authenticity.

That dream has come to life in the form of Oratnek, his first solo venture hidden behind the gates of a little terrace house close to the Prince Alfred Park end of Redfern.

25 seats inside, with rustic walls, subway tiles and timber furniture, compliment the 25 outside in the courtyard amongst our garden full of flowers and herbs.

Kenny produces everything possible in-house, with the exception being our coffee, and our bread which is supplied by Sonoma. His food is a gentle twist of Australian, with an Asian influence. Seasonal, local, natural, fresh and simple. 'Finished everyday, fresh the day the after'. That's Chefs moto.

Cafe Oratnek's Voice

We can't wait to see every person have access to clean water as soon as possible.


Let's end extreme water poverty together.

Cafe Oratnek's Care Network

Supported Projects

Ora Igbomina

Kemi from Ora-Igbomina village carrying out her daily routine of fetching dirty water three times a day, taking her five hours

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Cafe Oratnek 's Care Network
To give the voiceless a voice in support of ending water poverty - it's free.

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