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541 | Eatery & Exchange


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Cafe, Canadian, Soups
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

While visiting Canadian friends in Hamilton and Dundas with some friends from home, our Canadian friend who had four of us with him for the afternoon brought us to the 541 Eatery & Exchange for coffee-and about 4:00 PM. En route, our day host told...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed February 6, 2019

Was nervous about the concept but found an inspiring community restaurant with delicious and reasonably priced menu. The button jar lets customers pay-it-forward in a small but impactful way! Clean, comfortable decor and seating, with option for shared or private table. French toast drizzled with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wendywallingford
Reviewed January 13, 2019

This not your typical cafe/breakfast/lunch/dinner spot. This eatery is warm friendly and extremely inexpensive, but has a strong community purpose. They help the less fortunate - where food and sometimes a warm place is just not part of their daily lives. However, this isn't a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Oakvillenews
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

The food is tasty, yet, that missed the whole point behind this volunteer run restaurant. Buy a button for $1 so that someone in need can use a button to pay for food. Such a brilliant model.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gregiej
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Unique little place, interesting collection of people from all walks of life. Family style tables you can share with strangers. Good breakfast for $7 and coffee for $1 ( no refills though) .

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mitava22
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Wife and I traveling about. Stopped by for lunch. Glad we did. Never knew gluten free meals tasted great. wife worries about gluten. Excellent meals...soups, sandwiches and delicious deserts too.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank skaszab2016
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

This place fosters a beautiful group of people who are from all walks of life. There is a reason there are no bad reviews of this place

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 269gabbiep
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful concept to help the needy in the community. Food is good service is great. Cafateria stile hard to find a table. Many of the tables are large and have to be shared. My wife bought buttons to help out. Not the greatest neighbourhood...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank FloridaJay57
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

This is such a unique eatery! I love the entire concept from being able to buy lunch for someone in need to eating in community. The food is excellent and the prices are so affordable. If you’re in hamilton you definitely need to eat here.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank SiobhanW68
Reviewed May 31, 2018

This place has an amazing concept with the buttons. Most of the staff are VOLUNTEERS who care about giving back to their community, so remember that if you ever feel like you want to gripe about the service. Food is actually really great, healthy, and...More

Date of visit: September 2017
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