New eatery opens

Eating healthy is the goal for many people. But actually doing it can be costly. Fresh produce and nutritious meals are not cheap — making them difficult to pay for if you’re on a budget. But a new café in Hamilton is aiming to change that.

The 541 eatery and exchange has been in the works for more than five years now. The founders have wanted to give back to Barton and this area in a meaningful way and hope to do so with the cafe that is a non-profit business. Today, it had it’s soft opening and it’s already a hit with locals.


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jlong says:

Looks good

bgee says:

sounds good,

jenten says:

This is a great idea! Its just down our street and we will be eating there.

CHCH Fan says:

What a fantastic concept! Congratulations to the founders of this project and to the community.

zsazsa says:

Terrific addition to the Barton neighborhood–great community spirit!

Sandra Burciul says:

really need it down there..good stuff !!

winkdickerson says:

This is great for the community.

LauraF says:

Great idea, I hope it does well to stay in the neighbourhood

Giggles says:

Great for the residents of our city!

Irma says:

Glad to see . there is a place near by for people to set and eat and enjoy the barton st area.hope many more places to open in near future. wishing the eatery 541 . for a great opening. gonna try it for sure

Sandra says:

I am happy to see, such a place open down on Barton Street it’s greatly needed. I grew up on Leeming Street and it was at one time a great area to live with China Boys and Ontario Meat Market to name a couple of great business..

Roger potvin says:

super good deal. looks like the food is great

CarrieGee says:

What a wonderful idea – I hope it’s a great success!

Tammy says:

This is a great idea. I wish that this was available in more area’s.

Reg says:

Great job, way to go

Carol says:

Good food, good price, good company

swedishbomb says:

Can you please tell me where on Barton this is located “The 541 Eatery and Exchange” . I would like to go and check it out and maybe also volunteer some time these.

housework says:

It is nice to have good food at a good price. I will have to try it out.

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diana e says:

will pass this on to friends in Hamilton and sounds like a place I would like too.

Cindy says:

Barton st e just before Sanford going east to west

Rose says:

sounds good

Linda says:

Great idea! I’m looking forward to going and trying what they have to offer. YUM!

Linda says:

This looks and sounds like a great idea.

Roger potvin says:

Lot of good work going on

inge says:

this should have a positive impact

Shelley says:

Sounds tasty to me, Maybe on the kids holidays from school we will check it out.

Lucy says:

I will being trying this out for sure , sounds great and reasonable in price.

bgee says:

sounds interesting

Tina says:

Congrats… Can’t wait to check to eat there 🙂

Lee says:

Interesting concept, should check it out

bgee says:

I think I will give it a try.

Judy V says:

Congrats on the opening of this new eatery, always good to challenge your eating habits!

ariadne89 says:

Would love to try this place out! Sounds delish and healthy!

Lauren says:

sounds good will probably go and check it out

Joanne Joosse says:

God Bless these New Beginnings!!! Congratulations!

John says:

Its a great concept and I am going to check this out.