How Does Tipping Work in the Cafe?

We are a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative. Tips play a big role in keeping us up and running.

Performers rely on your tips for their pay for the evening (Jars on THE TABLE — they are marked for performers.)

Bartenders are almost all volunteers and reply on your tips for the evening. (Big glass jar on THE BAR.)

The their job at the cafe is the main source of income for your servers, cashiers, and bussers. They are paid a tipped wage, which means below minimum wage. Your tips help them achieve a livable wage. (Jar on the FRONT COUNTER.)