PWYC Restuarants

Panza Llena, Corazón Contento
(Full Stomach, Happy Heart)

"Your meal was a gift from someone who came before you.

To keep the chain of gifts alive, we invite you to pay it forward
for those who dine after you."

Seva Café

What are PWYC restaurants?

Pay What You Can (PWYC) Restaurants are community-based and generally non-profits. Often the staff is supported by volunteers and sometimes job training is provided to volunteers. PWYC Restaurants allow customers to pay as much as they are able for food, allowing people of all income levels to eat healthy, nourishing meals. The purpose of these cafés is to reduce hunger, build relationships, preserve dignity, celebrate community action, promote sustainability, and fill a basic need by providing a nutritious meal even if a person is facing economic challenges.

Community kitchens - US Multiple Restaurants

Cafe Gratitude (Several locations in California)
Karma Kitchen (Several states & International)
Panera Cares (Several states)

Ransom Café - 7485 Airport Blvd., Mobile, Alabama

Karma Kitchen - at Taste of Himalayas Restaurant, 1700 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California

Café 180 - 3315 South Broadway, Englewood, Colorado
FoCo Café – Fort Collins, Colorado (Opening Soon)
SAME (So All May Eat) Café - 2023 East Colfax Ave., Denver, Colorado

One World Everybody Eats - 665 West Anderson St. Idaho Falls, Idaho

Karma Kitchen - at Klay Oven Restaurant, 414 N. Orleans Street, Chicago, Illinois

Café Nola (Annapurna’s Kitchen) Select Sundays, Fredrick, MD

St. Louis Bread Company Cares - 10th Central Ave., Clayton, Missouri

Table Grace Café - 1611 1/2 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska

New Jersey
A Better World Café - 19 South 2nd Ave., Highland Park, New Jersey
Soul Kitchen Community Restaurant - 121 Drs. James Parker Blvd., Red Bank, New Jersey

New York
Fareground Café – Beacon, New York (Opening Soon)

North Carolina
F.A.R.M. Café – 617 W King St., Boone, NC

One Bistro – 110 S Second St., Miamisburg, Ohio

Ne Sika (Opening Soon)

One Acre Café – 603 W Walnut St., Johnson City, Tennessee

Potager - 315 South Mesquite St., Arlington, Texas
The Forge - Abilene's Community Kitchen 2801 S. 1st Street, Abilene, Texas


Melbourne, Australia
Lentil as Anything - 1 St. Heliers St., 011-61/3-94-196-444

Vienna, Austria
Der Wiener Deewan - 10, 011-43/1-925-1185

Bharat Nivas - Indus Valley, Auroville, Pudecherry, India Seva Café, Ahmedabad, India
Seva Café - Ahmedabad, India

Pay As You Please - Killarney, Ireland

Tokyo, Japan
Karma Kitchen is expanding their operation into Japan