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Raleigh pay-what-you-can cafe sets opening date

Posted December 19, 2017 11:24 a.m. EST
Updated December 19, 2017 11:37 a.m. EST

— A pay-what-you-can cafe will open its doors next month in downtown Raleigh.

A Place at the Table, which has been operating via pop-up locations for the past year, will open Jan. 8 in the old Cafe de Los Muertos space at 300 W. Hargett St., organizers announced Tuesday.

The restaurant will offer a laid-back coffee shop atmosphere with a menu that includes buttermilk biscuits with sage sausage gravy, an assortment of sandwiches including smokey chipotle pimento cheese and a waffle selection. All food and beverages will be pay-what-you-can. It will be open 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The nonprofit is using the pay-what-you-can approach for food and drink. The model was made by the One World Every Body Eats Foundation. There are more than 60 cafes operating with this model.

The pay-what-you-can model allows people to pay in one of five ways:

  • pay what they can afford
  • pay a suggested donation
  • pay what they would typically pay plus a donation
  • pay specifically for someone else’s full meal
  • pay by volunteering