who we are
AGAVA in East Ithaca, NY features a Southwest-inspired decor, the cornerstone of which is a series of stunning murals created by Bill Benson, a local artist. It's located in the former East Ithaca Train Station, and when you visit, you'll enjoy the historic photographs of trains of bygone days as you await your meal.
Featuring a wood-fired oven for sensational flatbreads; seasonal menu cooked from scratch; only the freshest farm-to-table ingredients; and a warm, fun, community-minded atmosphere for whomever walks through the doors.
The mission of AGAVA is to create a fun and inviting destination centered on excellent seasonal cuisine, entertainment, and community. We take pride in service, we believe people matter, we do the right thing, and we love food.
We believe that our business has a responsibility towards the well-being of our customers, the sustainability of our environment, and the prosperity of our regional community.
The building AGAVA resides in was known as the East Ithaca Railroad Depot, built as part of Ezra’s investment in 1876. The Depot was a stop on the Utica, Ithaca & Elmira Railway Line. Ezra wanted a station as close to campus as possible to make travel to this remote campus easy on faculty, and students. The original location was down the street at the current Coal Café and Coal Apartments on Maple Avenue.