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Best of Raleigh:
A Place at The Table


Best of Raleigh: A Place at The Table

Gretchen Coley

From the moment you meet her, you'll consider her a friend...

From the moment you meet her, you'll consider her a friend...

Dec 16 3 minutes read

A Place at The Table, by far has to be one of our very favorite places to go in Raleigh. If you have never heard about it, A Place at The Table is Raleigh's first pay-what-you-can cafe and Maggie Kane, Founder and Executive Director of A Place at the Table, along with her incredible team are changing lives down at 300 W. Hargett Street.

A Place at the table came to be because Raleigh native, Maggie Kane, wanted to create a space where all people in the community could come and eat as one. The mission at Table is to 'provide community and good food for all regardless of means' and even during a pandemic - mission accomplished

When you arrive at the 'Table', you're immediately family, no one is a stranger here. Whether you're greeted by Maggie herself, Chris or Ernest, you will feel a connection, because isn't that what great food and drinks are meant to do - provide connection? Because at Table, that is exactly what is served. Among the incredible food you will find a team that not only backs each other but also this incredible Raleigh community.

The premise behind table is super simple: 

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

  • Pay the suggested price.

  • Less than 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.

Did we mention their menu is incredible?

Spending time at Table was eye-opening for our team. Had you ever heard of a pay what you can/pay it forward cafe? They're all over the place and A Place at the Table is proud to serve 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 their mentor restaurant, F.A.R.M. Café ,one of the most successful models in the country.


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