Annual Summit

The 2020 Annual Summit of Community Cafes will be held in Fort Worth, Texas from Friday, January 17 - Monday, January 20, 2020.

We are working to coordinate a full and exciting agenda of activities, including a pay-what-you-can meal, stimulating keynote speakers, expert trainers from local universities and nonprofits, panel discussions featuring veteran cafe operators, a celebration dinner, and plenty of time for networking.  


OWEE Guide to Starting a Community Cafe

Our 80-page manual OWEE Guide to Starting a Community Cafe offers a clear description of how to begin.  The author, Rev. Dr. Chris May, was a founding board member of both One World Everybody Eats and F.A.R.M. Cafe in Boone, NC. She has researched the pay-what-you-can model, and teaches non-profit management at Appalachian State University.  


Document Knowledge Base

OWEE maintains an online library of resources for member cafes. The organization is building a database of operational information and statistics from across the network, which will demonstrate benefits, impact, and gaps in performance.  


Online Networking

Because the pay-what-you-can community cafe concept is relatively new and uncommon, it is important to share ideas in a safe place. Our facebook discussion group allows cafe operators and key employees to engage, work through challenges, and celebrate successes.