A Unique Culinary Haven in Winter Haven
Agape Agora is a one-of-a-kind business in Winter Haven, founded by three visionary women who have come together to create a truly exceptional culinary experience. Situated just off Central Avenue in Downtown, this establishment combines gourmet ingredients, locally sourced produce, and an open kitchen to provide an intimate and welcoming atmosphere for its guests. The décor, with light spilling into the arcade, tables reminiscent of an Italian coastline, and painted lemons adorning the windows, sets the scene for a serene and inviting dining experience. But it’s the heart and soul of the meals served that truly make Agape Agora stand out.
The co-founders of Agape Agora, Prima Burney, Wellie Liao (owner and sommelier of Obscure Wine Company), and Sheila Flecha, are driven by their sense of purpose, which is evident in every aspect of their restaurant. From the choice of colors to the ingredients they use and offer in their marketplace, everything is carefully considered.
Agape Agora isn’t just another restaurant; it’s a space designed for connections, solutions, creativity, inspiration, love, food, and healing. The name itself reflects this purpose. “Agape” symbolizes the highest form of love, while “Agora” represents a gathering space. The eatery is a place where people can come together, share, and find inspiration.
Agape Agora’s menu is built around purposefully-sourced gourmet ingredients, with an emphasis on dishes prepared with love. Their ever-changing menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches, and daily specials, all crafted with fresh local produce and gourmet ingredients from their marketplace. The daily specials allow guests to explore new flavors and ingredients, sparking creativity in the kitchen.
Partnerships within the community are central to Agape Agora’s mission. They source cold-pressed juices, gourmet jams, sourdough, pastries, and produce from local artisans and farmers, strengthening their ties to the Winter Haven community.
Agape Agora quickly became a place where guests felt like they were pulling up a chair to a friend’s kitchen table. The excitement surrounding the Central Avenue restaurant is a testament to the connections it fosters. Agape Agora isn’t just about food; it’s about building a community.
Agape Agora is not just a place to eat; it’s a space where love, food, and community come together in a beautiful harmony. The founders’ shared vision of intention, purpose, and connection is the driving force behind this extraordinary establishment, offering a unique experience to the Winter Haven community.