"Pay What You Can" Restaurant Still Offering Downtown Alternative

After opening two years ago, a downtown Omaha restaurant that lets the customers decide how much to pay, is still going strong.

It's called “Table Grace Cafe,” and it sits just west of 16th and Farnam. They specialize in pizza, salads, and soups.

If you can pay with a donation, it is appreciated. But if you can't pay, you can still eat.

Their biggest challenge is getting everyone from working professionals, to those that are homeless, to stop by and try it out.

“Our challenge is to make everyone comfortable with each other in the same space, and to compete as a viable lunch option for this downtown working crowd, just like any other restaurant,” says owner, Matt Weber. “Our food is on par in quality with any other restaurant down here.”

The cafe depends on community donations to stay open. They get a lot of their food donated from Whole Foods, Wohlners, and Trader Joe's.


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