The Good Will Only pay-as-you-feel restaurant will stay open for another month in the Wollongong CBD.
The vegetarian eatery aimed at having all walks of life eat at the same table, is the brainchild of Scott Mileto (Good Times Only group), and has been so successful in its first month it can continue trading.
"Better than we hoped, by all fronts," Mileto told the Mercury. "Whether it's by the clientele through the door, the interactions between different people, the money raised."
Volunteers from wait staff to award-winning chefs have given up their time for the project over the past few weeks.
Support workers from IRT Foundation and the Homeless Hub have also been on hand nightly to chat to people who need assistance.
IRT Foundation manager Toby Dawson said they've been "blown away" by the community support to make it a success and feed vulnerable people
"It's the first time we've seen something like this attempted in Wollongong to this scale," Mr Dawson said.
"One of it's biggest successes is when people walk through that door they are just a part of the community - there's no judgments, no divisions - they're just a group of people living around Wollongong ... coming together for a meal."
The owners of Jimmy's Burger Bar have donated the venue at 64 Crown Street, before it gets turned into a bar. Though Mr Mileto does hope to make the restaurant sustainable, with the aim to keep it in the city somewhere.
Good Will Only remains open nightly for dinner, 5pm to 8pm throughout July.