541 EATERY & EXCHANGE
non-profit & pay-it-forward cafe
We're currently offering take-out only.
Open Mondays - Saturdays 8am - 2pm
541 Barton St E, Hamilton ON
541 EATERY & EXCHANGE AT A GLANCE
541 is a café rooted in the belief that everyone deserves access to good food. We create opportunities for people to help others pay for their meals by "buying buttons". Each button is worth $1, and anyone can use up to 5 buttons a day to buy whatever they would like from our menu.
We believe there is dignity in choice, that warm hospitality reminds us of our value, and that a diverse community can be built by sharing a table.
We use our space and proceeds from food sales to host free community groups and youth programming.
JOIN THE EXCHANGE
As a non-profit community space committed to making our food affordable, we rely on donations to keep our space open!
If you would like to make an online donation, please visit our Canada Helps page through the button below.
Help someone pay for their meal by buying buttons! Keeping our button jar full means that we can feed the folks who most need good meals and a caring community.
Buy buttons by making a donation on Canada Helps and adding "for buttons" in the message box.
541 has a diverse team of wonderful volunteers! Our volunteers work hard serving customers, making meals, and helping with our kids programs.
Please note that we ask all volunteers to be fully vaccinated and to mask during volunteer shifts.