404 SAME Cafe – Good Food For The Greater Good

Good Food for the greater good

Our Mission

Committed to presenting culinary delights to all patrons, we are all about food and community, and not so much about price.


Embracing locally grown organic ingredients, SAME Café creates healthy and unique daily menus to keep our patrons’ palettes constantly curious.


SAME Café purchases 90% of our ingredients from local, organic farmers. We proudly support the local economy and local food just tastes better!


It’s our belief that everyone, regardless of economic status, deserves the chance to eat healthy food in a dignified manner. All who enter are treated as equals.

For the greater good

SAME Café offers many volunteer opportunities everyday of operation. Together, we can help our community eat healthy for an affordable price.


About Same Café

The 1st nonprofit restaurant in Denver.
Our mission of serving good food for the greater good says it all.

Our patrons set the price for our mostly local, organic cuisine. If you can give more, please do. If you have a little less, pay what you can. If your pockets are empty, exchange an hour of volunteer work at SAME for a mouth-watering meal. It is the intent of SAME Café to build a healthy community by providing organic food in a respectful and dignified manner to anyone who walks through the door.

SAME Cafe is unique in the lack of a set menu as well as set prices. Daily selections are made using fresh, organic ingredients, and funded by the donations of patrons. Instead of a cash register, a donation box is available for one to pay what they felt their meal was worth.


With Brad managing the kitchen, Libby managing office duties, and powered by community members,
SAME Cafe continues to give back to the community since it's inception in 2006.
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Brad Birky

After opening in SAME Café in 2006, former computer consultant Brad Birky is now able to put his culinary practices to use full time in the kitchen.
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Libby Birky

After teaching gifted children at Logan School for Creative Learning, Libby now works full time at SAME Café managing volunteers and the office duties.
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The key to our success
Volunteers are the backbone of SAME Café. Prepping food, cooking, serving, dishwashing, cleaning tables, and doing maintenance work are a few of the essential tasks our volunteers complete to keep SAME running smoothly.

How to help

There are many different ways you can aid with the SAME Café mission.


African Community Center, Beanstalk Foundation, Certifiably Green Denver, Ekar Farm, Granata Farms, Grow Local Colorado,
Growing Colorado Kids, The GrowHaus, Johnson & Wales University, Mile High Business Alliance, Slow Food Denver,
Sweet Action Ice Cream, Urban Peak, Work Options for Women, The Import Warehouse, The Import Mechanics

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