Imperfect is a solidarity restaurant. That means everyone who visits for coffee or a meal pays what they can.
Those who need something warm and dignified to eat but cannot pay enjoy their IMPERFECT meal free of charge. Those who can pay, do. Guests are even able to pay it forward with a little extra to enjoy coffee or a meal and the feeling of helping someone in need.
A Church Made of Glass
Castelldefels sits on the Mediterranean about 20 minutes outside of Barcelona, Catalonia. A city of about 60,000 people, its name means "castle of the faithful."
A few years ago, God began to stir the hearts of Iglesia Evangelica. They felt their city needed to see they have nothing to hide. So, they prayed, gave, and worked. And now, they have a new platform for ministry in Castelldefels – a building made of glass to show that everyone is safe and welcome. Transparency. Literally.
IMPERFECT is part of Iglesia Evangelica's plan to serve their city in a practical way.
Seeing Their Neighbors Differently
Not only can their neighbors see inside, but the church in Castelldefels has an unselfish perspective on how to see their neighbors on the outside. Their vision reads:
We love God. We talk about Jesus. We care about people.
We are IMPERFECT
The heart behind IMPERFECT Restaurant is that everyone is broken, but through forgiveness and love everyone can be restored.
The interior of IMPERFECT features reclaimed furniture. Church members salvaged and repaired each piece by hand to illustrate the truth that God restores broken lives.