“We Like to Pay It Forward”
Can you imagine a restaurant where there are no prices on the menu, the bill reads zero, and you can pay as little or as much as you want? It exists and it’s doing wonders!
The Seva Cafe began as an experiment in ‘peer to peer generosity’ in Ahmedabad, and has now spread to Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata, driven by volunteers. How it works: you enjoy a meal (and the band belting indie tunes), then leave behind any amount you feel like. The cafe is based on a ‘pay it forward’ or ‘gift’ economy, so your meal was paid for by a stranger, and you do the same for whoever visits next, thus completing the circle of kindness. You can literally feel a sense of camaraderie at Seva, and guests often come back to volunteer. ( movedbylove.org/projects/sevacafe)