Charge the ‘rich’ to feed the poor: Madrid’s Robin Hood homeless cafe

Charity restaurant makes money from customers by day to offer homeless people a dignified dining experience by night

A little before nine o’clock on Tuesday night, Antonio Gutiérrez found himself facing a welcome dilemma. Might he, a waitress asked, have room for a second helping of pudding?

Gutiérrez, who had already seen off a plate of pasta, a fish stew and a slice of cake, gave it some thought. The option would have been unremarkable for most diners, but for him, it was entirely novel – as was the cafe in which he was eating.

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