We're just Beginning

Fork Real Cafe is part of One World Everyone Eats, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing food security and building community through its pay-what-you-can nonprofit restaurant model. Currently, Fork Real Cafe is in phase two of its development plan...to have a full-service community cafe serving the Rapid City community.


Our Concept

Fork Real is a non-profit Pay-What-You-Can community cafe where people can come for a delicious farm-to-table meal in a welcoming setting.


Our Partners

We believe in partnering with other non-profit organizations, working together to build and strengthen our Rapid City community.


Our Board

Thanks to our volunteer board that  guide us in decisions that make the Fork Real vision a reality. 

What is Pay-What-You-Can?

This system allows patrons a variety of options to pay for their meal.  They can pay for their own meal, donate to pay for another's meal, or volunteer their time and talent in exchange for a meal.

Patrons can choose to pay-it-forward by purchasing meal tokens that can be shared with anyone who needs a meal.  Tokens are redeemable for one meal at Fork Real Cafe.

Where is Fork Real located?

Fork Real Cafe is currently operating in the second phase of their development plan, building awareness and funding.  We are operating a limited service cafe three days a week out of the lower level of The Creamery Building at 201 E. Main.  

Our vision is to have a mid-size cafe in the developing area East of 5th Street where we can serve people from all walks of life.  Guests will be able to sit at private tables or share a larger table with others.  Regardless of where you sit, it provides the opportunity to have real conversations.  

What kind of food is served?

Here, you will get home-cooked meals using locally-grown food whenever possible.  From daily entrees, to signature soups and salads, and scumptious desserts like cheesecake and chocolate-drizzled fruit are the daily fare.  

Fork Real partners with food growers in the Black HIlls in order to have fresh and flavorful ingredients.  See our partners section for more information.