Where Community Meets Good Food


Mission: A Place at the Table provides community and healthy food for all regardless of means.

Vision: January 8th, A Place at the Table opened as a pay-what-you-can cafe at 300 W. Hargett St in downtown Raleigh. We are a welcoming and inviting space that provides an opportunity for all people to come and experience conversation and community while enjoying an excellent, fresh, and healthy meal. People long for a community, a place to fit in, a place to feel welcome, and a place to be a part of something bigger than just themselves.

What does this mean if you want to eat here?

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

  • Pay the suggested price

  • At least half of the suggested price

  • By volunteering with us

Pay it Forward

  • Tip to fulfill our mission

  • Buy a $10 token to hand out yourself in the community

We believe in A Place at the Table. We believe in our core values and believe that this will work. We want to invite all people to engage in community with us and engage in community with others.

We’re in good company. A Place at the Table is proud to service alongside the more than 60 other pay-what-you-can restaurants in the global One World Everybody Eats network. Head west to Boone and you’ll find our mentor restaurant, F.A.R.M. Café ,one of the most successful models in the country.

View video of Denise Cerreta winning the JBF Humanitarian Award and discussing the One World, Everybody Eats organization.


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