Our History
Chris Bassil

The original Power House was a small hutch restaurant with 10 bar stools and two small tables started in 1970 by two cross-country runners. This Mediterranean café was the first to sell smoothies in Winter Park, Florida. In 1998, Chris Bassil acquired the restaurant, changed the name to the Power House Café, and expanded the building and menu to better serve customers. Six months later, the New York Times recognized us as one of the best places to eat in Winter Park.


A Family-Owned Restaurant

The Power House Café, the oldest restaurant in Winter Park, is run by the Bassil family—Chris, George, and their parents Peter and Teresa. Everyone is welcome to dine in our restaurant, from celebrities to local families and business professionals. As an independent small business, The Power House has employed many students from the nearby Rollins College, providing them with flexible scheduling and a good source of income.


Interior Dining

Along with healthy, fresh foods and friendly service, customers keep coming back to this unique spot because they love the atmosphere and ambiance. By melding fine foods with upscale yet relaxed dining, we have created the perfect formula for guests to enjoy a meal out while maintaining quality and health standards.

Contact us today if you have any questions about our menu items or to reserve space for a large party.