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Review of Acme Cafe

Acme Cafe
Ranked #155 of 3,845 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $12
Cuisines: Diner
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Neighborhood: Gastown
Description: SERVING BREAKFAST ALL DAY, EVERY DAY! 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. Excellent food made to order, and all pies and pastries baked from scratch, in-house.
Reviewed June 9, 2013

We went to this little place in search of its famous lemon meringue pie! We left as two very happy customers after a lovely relaxed meal, excellent, friendly service and the last piece of pie! I had my first ever meatloaf and it was delicious! Now to find a recipe for it.... Highly recommended for a reasonably priced, tasty meal.

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3  Thank Andymac64
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stumbled upon the Acme Cafe after choosing not to wait in line for 45 minutes at Cafe Medina. What a fantastic find! We were seated a funky booth, immediately brought water without having to ask, and had the daily specials explained to us along with menus. All of the wait staff were superb. Super friendly, knowledgeable, relaxed and generous, and very efficient.
The standard of the food was excellent, and we loved the thought that had gone into putting unique twists into what would otherwise be generic dishes. Top marks to the chefs for their creativity!

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2  Thank Tom P
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

This Sunday brought sunshine, and so we decided to leave our secret location for a wee spot of brunch a little bit later than normal. At the end of our bus ride was the Acme Café, deep in the heart of West Hastings. Its cute design and retro style had caught our eye before, when we were on our way to Catch 122, and we had made a mental note to return.

The service was really fast. There were many staff members working, and we were seated quickly. The menu seems geared more to the lunch and dinner crowd, but there were three breakfast specials in addition to what was printed.

In a fit of juvenile enthusiasm, I decided to order a strawberry milkshake. It even came with a maraschino cherry and whipped cream on top! Catie said that she thought it was illegal to serve strawberry milkshakes to people over ten years old, which I am. She ordered a coffee. I liked my milkshake a lot, and she said her coffee was tasty too.

Nothing on the menu really caught my attention, so I ordered Special Number 1. Featuring andouille sausage with chimichurri sauce, this plate also came with two eggs, a mountain of hashbrowns, two pieces of toast, and a little fruit salad, all for $10.50. Catie chose the Baked Eggs Benny for $10.50, which was layered with eggs, ham, Hollandaise sauce, and English muffin. The server explained that it was prepared earlier in the day so the liquid eggs would soak through the English muffin, and then it would cook rather like French toast. The result was interesting, to say the least! It was quite dense, but it tasted good. A change from the expected Benny, for sure.

The fresh fruit salad was a pleasant complement to the rest of the meal, and the jam on the toast (you have to ask for it) was nice and fruity.

We ate. And we ate! These meals are good-sized. After he had cleared our plates, our server asked if we were finished. We said yes, but then he said the magic words. "Would you like some pie for dessert?"

And so it came to pass that a slice of lemon meringue pie appeared at our table. With two forks. The pie did not survive the encounter. It was very lemony, with mile-high meringue and a yummy flaky crust, but it wasn't overly sweet. Catie said that, on our next visit, she'll just order two slices of pie.

Overall, the pie was awesome, and there are definitely points earned for creativity of the Benny. Check it out at 51 West Hastings! And yes, they do take-out.

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1  Thank catakii
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

They have really good options for brunch during the weekend.

The cheek pea masala with scrambles eggs is too way good, and the sausages taste unique!
Their service is pretty fast and they are super friendly.

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3  Thank May_Malek
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Very cool space, with attentive and friendly service, sans attitude! A real little treat. The chicken pot pie was delish and obviously made from scratch. I was worried it would have too much pie crust, but it was only topped with crust leaving plenty of flavourful chicken stew beneath in the bowl. Side salad was crisp with a tasty fresh dressing. A fantastic Bailey's and hot chocolate drink on the side and I was well satiated. The chocolate pie had the home made taste rich with a nice cocoa flavour. I didn't have enough room to finish it all! My friend's lemon meringue looked stellar with coloring of real lemon flavored filling and a mountain of meringue. Thanks everyone for a real Vancouver treat!

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2  Thank Lookingforgoodeats
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