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Acme Cafe

51 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #99 of 2,799 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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89% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 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
121 reviews 121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 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
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I go here quite regularly they always have great specials that are interesting and different. Good friendly mom and pop diner atmosphere

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

It's some months ago... but I still remember the taste of that pumpkin soup... and the most beautiful salmon I ever saw in a salad. I am quite spoiled when it comes to having great food but this surely gets very high rankings. Not to mention the incredibly sweet waitress we had... somebody who is so sweet and friendly that... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I wanted to really like this place, but I didn't get a good vibe here. We arrived with a group and even though there were empty tables and they don't take reservations, it seemed troublesome to get us seated. The service was OK; I don't expect four star service in a diner, but, again, it seemed troublesome. Then - no... More

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Fantastic food - I really liked how they make everything with a unique twist and different than you'd find at a standard restaurant. Big portions at really reasonable prices. Outstanding atmosphere with the open kitchen concept and the curved lunch bar. If you've never been, you should try it out. Save room for dessert.

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