Plates Midtown is a proud partner of the Farm to Fork movement. They work with regional farmers to provide midtown Sacramento with fresh and sustainable ingredients. Their customers have the opportunity to create their perfect meal, mixing fresh ingredients like veggies, proteins, grains, and noodles. Not to mention lunch is packaged up in an earth-friendly, recyclable bowl!

By dining at Plates Midtown you’re not only eating fresh and locally sourced food – you’re supporting the employment training of Saint John’s clients and contributing to the success of the program as a whole. That’s because 100% of proceeds directly support mothers working to recuperate and reengineer their lives.

Plates Café and Plates Midtown are Sacramento-favorite restaurants, owned and managed by Saint John’s Program for Real Change. Plates Café serves a variety of delectable breakfast and lunch options including seasonal specials-from grilled salmon to gourmet salads and sandwiches. Just five minutes south of Hwy 50, Plates showcases an outdoor patio and a 60-seat banquet room. Both ideal for any type of special occasion or event. Serving the downtown lunch crowd and conveniently located in the heart of midtown at 17th and L Street, Plates Midtown, is a popular setting serving delicious sandwiches, salads, and hearty soups; not to mention the cozy outdoor patio perfect for a luncheon or friendly gathering.

Both restaurants support Plates Catering, and deliver inspiring and customized menus for events all sizes, as well as full-service event planning as requested. Plates and Plates Catering serve as vocational training locations for Saint John’s 12-18 month program, serving mothers in crisis in order to improve their quality of life and enrich the lives of their families. is Underwritten by Saint John’s – Program for Real Change