Eating at SAME Café: A Delicious and Important Main Library Destination

Posted on November 17, 2022

by Franco V

SAME Café is now open at Main Library, and it’s not your typical restaurant. SAME Café is a donation-based, fair exchange nonprofit restaurant that serves healthy food to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. Their mission is to create community through healthy food access and dignity for everyone.

Daily food offerings at SAME are made using fresh organic ingredients and feature a rotating selection of soup, salad, and pizza. Most unique is that SAME has no set prices. Instead, guests can choose to participate in an exchange for their meal by volunteering time, giving produce, or donating money.

If you haven’t yet tried SAME Café or if it’s been awhile since you’ve visited Main Library, now is the perfect time to do so. Grab a book, a freshly prepared meal, and enjoy time in an inviting atmosphere over lunch. SAME Café is open Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

And while you’re waiting to get down to Main Library and try the café, try out these books on food, recommended by SAME Café staff:

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