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Agora Food Studio


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We are located on the top floor of the LELI building (Lorosae English Language Institute). Stair-access-only to our restaurant, with the bathrooms on the ground floor. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
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Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

From the friendly cheery welcome as you walk in the fire, you can tell this is unique place in Dili. A fantastic fusion of traditional foods, with new combinations, and novel preparation and presentation methods...

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rob w
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Agora food studio is a must, you could eat here several times a week. Service fantastic and friendly, food amazing with options of chilli to add if you dare

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MsCin99
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Tucked away at the top of an English language school, Agora food studio is a great place to start when visiting Dili in Timor Leste. Blending traditional ingredients with modern innovation, Agora Food Studio looks to create exciting new dishes with locally-sourced ingredients. We had...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ArchaicMosaic
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Easily the best meal I had on ET - locally sourced items, traditionally Timorese dishes updated and upgraded (now guessing a little bit!) to super contemporary joy of pure yum! :) Supreme ambiance and service also! Will go back!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kasper L
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Agora Food Studio is truly a "walk the talk" kind of place to experience - and I say experience because that is what it is. Not just a place to eat, but to experience great service, a motivated staff, and an organization that is true...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Lovely food, lovely staff enchanting atmosphere. Great choice of hot and cold drinks that you won't find elsewhere in Dili. I feel lucky to have had the chance to visit this place. What a shame no internet or I would have stayed longer.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank scubachild59
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We stayed with friends in Dili and had an amazing lunch here. Best rendang in the world! Loved the funky decor, felt like we were in Byron Bay. And fusion food. So great to see young people being given the mentoring, knowledge and skills to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Climber699385
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent, interesting food, excellent, friendly service. What Mark Has done here with his team of Timorese staff just shows that with good training, passion and a clear objective - you can achieve greatness. A wonderfully limited Menu - “here are a few really well crafted...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 20 September 2018

These kids are amazing, learning the hospitality industry in an effort to further themselves, turning out amazing food and awesome Timor coffee

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bustermov
Reviewed 6 September 2018

I was only able to try their drinks out, because they have very short kitchen hours: 12pm-2pm for lunch, for example. So, from 2pm to 6pm, drinks (or breakfast?) only. That said, the coffee-leaf chai I had was fantastic.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Fruchle
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