Acme Bakery & Coffee: Vintage Eatery Vibe in Modern Midtown
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So, when the people at Acme Bakery & Coffee announced they would be opening, I had to try it out for lunch. Pictures don't do this adorable little place justice. "It's like I walked into Kansas", my friend said as we walked in the door.
Indeed, it is a homey little shop smack dab in the center of Midtown Miami's ultra-modern and slightly soulless collection of high-rise, multi-use buildings, big-box retailers, garages, and storefronts -- all colored in fifty sexless shades of grey.
Milk bottles suspended from the ceiling act as vases. Breads are displayed in baskets for sampling, little milk cows are offered for sale. Even the music is vintage -- a blend of jazz, honky tonk, and favorites from the '50s and '60s.
The opening was less than a week ago, and already there's a buzz about the little bakery. About a half a dozen people are waiting to order, but a friendly hostess at the patron side of the counter hands out menus and explains choices. This both advances the line and makes the wait seem shorter.
The menu is simple: Breakfast items like the Acme Mornin' (two eggs any style, o'brien potatoes, and toast or biscuit $6), housemade granola with fresh fruit and yogurt ($5), and Acme cinnamon toast ($7) are offered all day. Lunch, served from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. includes salads, soups of the day ($4-8 depending on size), a meatloaf sandwich ($11), and chicken or tuna salad served with toast points or in a sandwich ($8).
Breads, scones, brownies, blondies, cakes, Panther coffee, and old fashioned soda pop round out the menu of Acme, which is still in its soft opening phase.