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Acme Cafe

#100 of 2,780 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Downtown
Sandwiches, Dessert, Family Fare, Diner
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51 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-569-1022
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Description: Located just East of the Woodward's complex on Hastings Street in the...
Located just East of the Woodward's complex on Hastings Street in the historic Paris Block. Breakfast, lunch and supper, 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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  • 41
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth the wait !

I loved Acme!! The wait (20mins) was absolutely worthwhile. The service was perfect. The food was delicious, well-portioned, creative, and beautiful. Although that side of Gastown feels a little sketchy still (a dude tried to sell us "a joint" outside the restaurant) they have made a very welcoming... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Wayne R
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Vancouver, Canada
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I loved Acme!! The wait (20mins) was absolutely worthwhile. The service was perfect. The food was delicious, well-portioned, creative, and beautiful. Although that side of Gastown feels a little sketchy still (a dude tried to sell us "a joint" outside the restaurant) they have made a very welcoming and comfortable go of it. You have to overlook the security bars... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We are holidaying with family and friends in Vancouver and we're looking for a great cafe to have breakfast. We have some people in our party who are gluten intolerant, so this is an important consideration. We were recommended Acme cafe and we were not disappointed. The food was great with a great selection of gluten free options (they bake... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Staying in Vancouver, and came upon this amazing and delicious food. All handmade and fresh. The prices are reasonable. Not a large place- so don't recommend large groups. First come first serve. A must try.

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New CIty, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

What a great spot for lunch! We were in Gastown, and so it was a quick walk over to this restaurant. The place is quirky, the service very good and the food was terrific. Surprisingly delicious because it seems so unassuming.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Everything is made in house and their counter treats are fantastic. I have tried several and they taste a good as they look. Menu is really good with a wide variety, served promptly, seasoned nicely. Have only dealt with nice servers who have a bit of personality which is great to see. Will continue to stop by this cafe.

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I love Acme for brunch on a weekend - I can't remember how many friends I've eaten brunch here with. If you do come on the weekend, just make sure you don't arrive too late as you might have to wait in line. This is definitely a hipster place, but I like how the service is friendly & attentive, but... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

An interresting place for having lunch. We took a full plate with Blt sandwich and turkey sandwich , brocoli salad and chips. The Apple pie and the pecan pie are another reason to try this place! Price is correct, around 40 dollars for 2 plates and 2 desserts.

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Seattle
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

I came here for brunch today. Had a delicious pretzel roll sandwich with hash browns and salad. The servers were friendly and attentive and the restaurant has a current vibe without feeling too trendy or hipster. It is a great addition to this area of town. Also, we were too full for pie or dessert but what they had on... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were in Vancouver for Grey Cup weekend and actually stumbled upon this place by accident and decided to take a look. The staff were extremely friendly and as we sat around the lunch counter, we also had an opportunity to chat with the owner. Top notch fellow. The breakfast options caught our attention, as did the specialty coffee! Be... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This place definitely has that pretentious hipster feel to it and food to match. (For the record i was a chef for 10 years) First thing i noticed was that there was no grill (Odd for a cafe..) But a Industrial Convention Oven and a consumer one.. Maybe they couldn't get a gas line in ? I started by ordering... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-569-1022

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Dessert, Family Fare, Diner

Description

Located just East of the Woodward's complex on Hastings Street in the historic Paris Block. Breakfast, lunch and supper, 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?