A chocolate cherry scone ($3.50) was crusty on the outside, moist on the inside. Made with dark chocolate, there was a good balance of sweetness to the treat which served as an appetizer (why not?). Savory scones are also available.
The Acme Cinnamon Toast ($7) is basically a dense French toast, served with vanilla-scented Vermont butter and maple syrup. At $7 for one slice, a better value might be the Country Baker's Basket ($7), which includes a scone, biscuit, cornbread, Vermont butter, and Pickleberry preserves -- a sharable breakfast for the same price.
The Acme tuna salad ($8) is made with fish poached in-house.Though at first it looked on the smallish side, this little jar was packed tightly with tuna salad which was chunkier, brighter, and better tasting than the garden-variety. Only comment? One small pickled cauliflower accompanied the salad (the menu states veggie pickles). If Acme added some greens and more pickled vegetables, this would be one of my new favorite lunches.
When in a bakery, order dessert. Carrot cake ($3.50), a brownie, and a lavender-scented blondie ($2.50 each) were delicious bites and really good values.Follow Laine Doss on Twitter @LaineDoss and Facebook.Follow Short Order on Facebook and Twitter @Short_Order.