OPENING SUMMER 2019

Give-as-you-can community cafe.

Our restaurant aims to be an engaging welcoming space where all members of the community can dine with us, regardless of their ability to pay.

 
 
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All are welcome at our table.

We are a community cafe serving healthy, family-style meals. We will be offering food, companionship and conversation in an eclectic communal setting.

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No barriers. 

We will be offering food, companionship and conversation in an eclectic communal setting. If you are able or inclined, you can offer your time by volunteering or financial support.

* Menu changes daily, based on donations

* Gluten-free options daily

* Vegetarian options daily

* Communal (family style) seating

* Greeters, servers, all staff are volunteer or part of the Provision team

 
 
 

What’s the weekly schedule?

MONDAY’s: Community Cafe Hours. Open 4:00-6:00 pm. Self-Serve pastries and coffee.

TUESDAY’s: Community Cafe Hours. Open 4:00-6:00 pm. Self-Serve pastries and coffee.

WEDNESDAY’s: Dinner services @ 5:00-6:15 pm, and 7:00-8:15 pm. Pre-seating at 4:30 and 6:30. First come, first serve (sorry, no reservations)

THURSDAY’s: Dinner services @ 5:00-6:15 pm, and 7:00-8:15 pm. Pre-seating at 4:30 and 6:30. First come, first serve (sorry, no reservations)

FRIDAY’s: Dinner services @ 5:00-6:15 pm, and 7:00-8:15 pm. Pre-seating at 4:30 and 6:30. First come, first serve (sorry, no reservations)

SATURDAY’s: Brunch services @ 10:00-11:15 am, and 12:00-1:15 pm. Pre-seating at 9:30 and 11:30. First come, first serve (sorry, no reservations)

SUNDAY’s: Closed

Who's invited? 

Our Guests

When we say ALL members of the community are welcome, we truly mean it!  We do our best to eliminate any barriers that may deter someone from joining us for a meal.  We ask diners to offer their personal provision, or to “give-what-you-can”, which means that all are welcome to dine and share with us what resources of time (volunteer service) or money (financial contributions) they may have available at the moment or in the future.  

Whether you are hungry for food, companionship, conversation, or all three, we need for you to join us so our table can be complete!

It is our hope that you will make yourself feel at home in our space.  One great way to do that is to volunteer as well as to dine with us.  Those who volunteer will have more opportunities to get to know our staff and our kitchen, which will naturally create a sense of community!


What's on the table?

Food & Service

  • Menu will change daily based on availability.

  • Vegetarian options available daily.

  • Community tables, FAMILY-STYLE SEATING.

  • Meals will be served family-style by volunteers from the community.


 

When is Dinner Served?

Hours of Operation

*We do things a little differently than an "regular" restaurant

Monday and Tuesday

Community Cafe 4:00 - 6:00 PM

  • Provision will not be open for standard dinner service on Mondays and Tuesdays

  • Self-serve cafe with coffee and rescued pastries, breads and sandwiches as available

  • No web service provided! This is a time and space for connecting with your neighbors!

Wednesday through Friday

Dinner Service   5:00 pm - 6:15 pm and 7:00 pm - 8:15 Pm

  • Doors will be open at 4:30 pM to allow guests to begin seating for the 5:00 pm service.

  • Doors will be open at 6:30 pm for the 7:00 pm service.

  • No reservations.  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday

Brunch Service   10:00 am - 11:15 pm and 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

  • Doors will be open at 9:30 aM to allow guests to begin seating for the 10:00 am service.

  • Doors will be open at 11:30 am for the 12:00 pm service.

  • No reservations.  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Closed on Sundays

 

One World Everybody Eats

Using the One World Everybody Eats model as our guide to the community café concept, Provision Community Restaurant, will provide an engaging welcoming space where all members of the community can dine with us, regardless of their ability to pay. We will encourage community involvement and a spirit of giving through free will offering of volunteer service and/or financial contributions from those who are willing and able to contribute to the organization. Because the majority of our food is supplied by generous contributions from the food industry, financial contributions will be applied to general operating costs. We will also carry on in the spirit of community-building and volunteer service via our Harvest Program.

 
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One World Everybody Eats (OWEE) cafes create spaces where people are nourished in body and soul. People come together, eat in dignity, and form strong bonds that foster an interconnected community. Provision is a member of the OWEE network of cafes of which there are 60 registered (and growing!) in the US.

The OWEE Seven Core Elements:

· Pay-What-You-Can pricing

· Patrons choose own portion size

· Healthy, seasonal foods

· Patrons can volunteer for a meal

· Volunteers are used to the greatest extent possible

· Paid staff earns a living wage

· Community Engagement and a Community Table

*Provison Community Restaurant is dedicated to applying these core elements to our daily practices

2940 Harriet Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55408