Provides community and good food for all regardless of means. A Place at the Table is a cafe that provides community and healthy food for all regardless of means. Serving Breakfast and Lunch all day.

Q What does pay-what-you-can pricing mean?

Customers have multiple options to pay and to pay-it-forward:

Pay the suggested price.
Pay less than the suggested price.
By volunteering with us for a meal.

Pay it Forward:

Donate online
Tip at the register to fulfill our mission.
Buy a $10 PLACE Card to hand out in the community.

Q Have there been any changes to pay-what-you-can pricing during the COVID-19 pandemic?

As of October 22, 2020, we are asking all our diners to do one of the following:

Pay the suggested price.
Pay a donation of $3 for their meal.
Pay with a PLACE Card from a nonprofit partner or community supporter.

The exception to the above will be for our families with children, who are always welcome to order a meal free of charge.

These changes are temporary and are aimed at helping us continue to serve our community during these unprecedented times – our mission remains unchanged!

Q What does volunteering for a meal involve?

All meal volunteers are properly matched to the function that best suits their abilities. Some may be working in the kitchen, some may work in the outside seated areas, and some may be doing tasks like washing windows, wiping tables, cleaning dishes, etc.

Like every other restaurant in Raleigh, we are licensed and follow all rules and regulations by the Health Department. Volunteers are required to follow all health guidelines.

Core volunteers are different. We have a set schedule of volunteers who are with us each week. These people are trained and can do most anything in the restaurant. They assist the hourly/monthly/quarterly volunteers with different tasks.

One must be 15 and older to volunteer.

Visit the volunteer page to learn more.

Q Where does my donation go if I donate more than the suggested price?

If you contribute more, it will help A Place at the Table meet our mission to help those who experience food insecurity in our community. Our cafe’s operation model shows that at least 80% of patrons pay the suggested price in order for us to sustain and continue our work.

Click here to learn more about donations.

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