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Acme Cafe

51 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #81 of 2,810 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $14
Cuisines: Diner, Dessert, Family Fare, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Located just East of the Woodward's complex on Hastings Street in the historic Paris Block. Open every day of the year aside from December 24, 25 & 26. Hours are 8am - 9pm weekdays, 9am - 9pm weekends and holidays. Excellent food made to order, and all pies and pastries baked from scratch, in-house.
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English first
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant/cafe is located in Gastown conveniently located near Canada Place and Downtown. It is unassuming to look at but is a great place to stop for a relatively inexpensive bite to eat. The bake their own gluten free bread and have a range of options for coeliacs.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Found this café by accident as it was off the main tourist area. Jason our server was excellent. The menu was very good and the food was homely and very tasty. The café itself was very comfortable and the atmosphere was great. Would like to have tried the homemade pastries etc, but we were all full from our brunch. This... More

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Vancouver, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Head to Acme for a wonderful setting and great home cooked food. Love it there and try to go at least once a week if I have a business meeting or a hankering for a piece of pie.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had been recommended this place by a friend and actually went looking for it - I'm not sure we would have found it unless looking as it seemed to be just off the main tourist route but it was worth a little detour. We were there at a quiet time of day (about 3pm) for a late lunch but... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is such an amazing café! The service is great and the food is unbelievably good! One of the really cool waiters recommended the homemade oreo cookies, which were divine! And they have a really good strawberry milkshake! You need to go there!

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were looking for somewhere and judging every place by superficial appearance. This wasn't an obvious shout-out-loud frontage with all its wares on display, but it had a quiet inviting ambiance: a pleasant airy high-ceilinged interior with whirling fans and understated graphic-neutral furnishings. Food and service were excellent. Proportions just right and quality ingredients. Pecan caramel pie best we've eaten... More

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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Breakfast on Canada Day, and found Acme thanks to Urbanspoon and cross-checked against Tripadvisor for accuracy. Alan, the founder, explained the specials, which included coffee with Maple syrup and Jack Daniels, and an omelette with marmalade, ham, cheese and onion. Very good both, and reasonably priced. O Canada!

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Chilliwack, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Found Acme on google and decided to try it before hitting a show. Sketchy crowds outside on Hastings but great food, and if I hadn't been so full I would have definitely tried dessert. I love the lack of deep fried food and the thin ciabatta turkey sandwich was amazing! I highly recommend the Acme Cafe.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Went here about 6pm one day for coffee and cake after exercise. I had recently been to the Lost and Found cafe nearby which I loved and was sort of comparing this with that. I felt the server was a bit hurried and dismissive of me when I first came in. Efficient but not the engaging enthusiasm present at many... More

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Alan H, Owner at Acme Cafe, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your pie, but I don't understand how your bill came to $13! It would have come to $8.93 ($2 + $6.50 +.43 tax). If you were mistakenly charged more, please contact me so I can refund you! More

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a hidden gem on Hastings Street. Perhaps not the most desirable neighborhood BUT is located in a historical building and has that great "retro" ambiance complete with counter seating. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and give great service. No deep fryer to be found here. The menu doesn't change but they have three daily specials... More

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