Acme Bakery & Coffee Promises Great Bread and Pastries Starting September 14

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Emily Codik
Bread offerings at Acme Bakery & Coffee

See also: Acme Bakery & Coffee to Open in Midtown, Will Serve Panther Coffee, Pastry Chef Cindy Kruse Out of Acme Bakery & Coffee.

Miami needs a good bakery. In fact, Miami just needs good bread. Before you start naming an endless array of mediocre bakeries in the comments section of this post, I warn you: If you think there's already a good bakery in Miami, you clearly have never stood in line at a real-deal, award-winning bakery or savored the complex flavors packed in a hand-crafted, thick-crusted loaf.

At good bakeries, bread sells out quickly. For a good loaf, people will drive, walk, or sprint. I've rarely seen any of that happen in the Magic City.

I should also mention that cupcake shops don't count.

This is not to say there aren't exceptional pastry chefs in Miami. We are, after all, home to Hedy Goldsmith -- executive pastry chef of the Genuine Hospitality Group and reigning queen of popcorn ice cream, homemade pop tarts, and delectable sweets in general.

We just don't have award-winning bread or an award-winning bakery. Many chefs blame Miami's high humidity. Others just don't think there's a demand for it.

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Emily Codik
Inside peek at Acme Bakery & Coffee

Regardless of the cause, Acme Bakery & Coffee is hoping to finally fill that gap. Alejandro Ortiz, a partner for Acme and The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions, thinks that Miami is "conceptually hungry for good bread". He also thinks that the high humidity claim is just an excuse. Acme is claiming to have finally crafted a way to deliver good bread in Miami.

Their first step was accepting the legacy of traditional European baking. Then, Ortiz and the team at Acme proceeded by re-creating these traditional methods in a way that functions in South Florida.

Ortiz says, "We've created an American baking tradition that's native to Miami." The breads all have names in English. Baguettes are called flutes and brioche is now known as Sally Lunn, for example.

Location Info

Acme Bakery & Coffee - CLOSED

3451 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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RedRoomStudio
RedRoomStudio

@liuey looks good!!! The very pregnant @GShairdesign wants some.

mjorizondo
mjorizondo

Talk about  gullible cub reporters.

MyAcmeBakery
MyAcmeBakery

@JhazellQ Young, wild & free... Gr8 bio! So are we :) .... Hope to see you in soon...

Ianthe Avalyn
Ianthe Avalyn

Sounded fantastic until I saw how far away it was, I've not witnessed anything (especially culinary) in this town worth walking 5 miles for.

Daniel Whyte
Daniel Whyte

you say "finally", but what about Buena Vista Deli? That place is great

Jimbo99
Jimbo99

LOL, yeah, just what America needs ? Another bread and coffee shop ?

SunnyIslander
SunnyIslander

If @MyAcmeBakery can make a sourdough loaf that tastes like the ones in SF and NY, it'll be a winner! @MiamiNewTimes @Short_Order #Miami

liuey
liuey

@RedRoomStudio @GShairdesign come out on friday! Or this weekend sometime

MyAcmeBakery
MyAcmeBakery

@SunnyIslander Better yet, it'll taste like Midtown Sourdough. We r making a Native Midtown Yeast Starter. See you soon!

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