In March 2018, we traveled to other community cafes to gain in-person, hands-on experience in other cafes. Our first stop was A Place At The Table in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Executive Director Maggie Kane and her team dedicated 3 years to finding the right location to reach people from all walks of life. At 300 Haggart Street, you will find a beautiful hip cafe, where they serve delicious breakfast and lunch options. Be sure to check out the delicious waffles!
Our next stop was 3.5 hours West of Raleigh, in the beautiful high country of Boone. In the heart of Appalachian State University and downtown, Renee and Tommy cook up delicious daily lunch meals for the locals at F.A.R.M. Cafe. The layout of the cafe is unique. The building was once an old-fashion drug store that included a sit-down dining experience. The locals loved the place and when Executive Director Renee Boughman moved-in over 6 years ago, she didn't change the lay-out. The seating around the bar allows interaction between the guests and staff on a daily basis. Her and her staff feed everyone, regardless of means.