541 Eatery & Exchange is a non-profit café on Barton Street East, where you can pay-it-forward by volunteering or by turning dollars into buttons. Anyone can use 5 buttons from the jar each day as $5 towards a good meal, which helps feed those who need help paying, but also nurtures a diverse community of belonging around the table.

Our mission at 541 Eatery & Exchange is to serve the local community in tangible ways through the love of Jesus Christ.

We are an eatery; offering fresh, homemade meals and baked goods. We are committed to providing food that is affordable, nutritious and family-friendly.

We are a place of exchange; where people can share with one another. We use our space and the proceeds from food sales to facilitate community initiatives such as skills training opportunities and youth programming.

As a non-profit, 541 relies on donations to keep the lights on and the doors open! For our food to be accessible to our neighbours, we price our meals at a loss on each sale, including those meals purchased with buttons. So we don’t just need donations to fill up the button jar, but to continue providing the button jar and the community surrounding it a place to happen. To help 541 continue to flourish, please consider making a one-time or monthly donation to our General Fund!

541 Eatery & Exchange is a social enterprise that is a program of Compass Point Bible Church in Burlington, ON. Compass Point is a registered Canadian charity and provides 541 with our charitable & financial framework, as well as a dedicated team of volunteers for our Steering Committee.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005

541 Eatery and Exchange is compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).
Click here for more information on 541 Eatery and Exchange AODA training and policies.