Acme Bakery & Coffee Is Closing

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Acme Bakery is closing.

After only nine months in operation, Acme Bakery & Coffee is closing its doors this Sunday, April 28.

The bakery with a vintage vibe specialized in sourdough loaves and jams. But the little shop had its share of trials.

The 35-seat restaurant was hindered by high rent, and although there seemed to be a need for fresh bread in midtown Miami, the little eatery couldn't make things work -- even though it was the go-to place for off-duty chefs and locals to grab a bite and some Panther coffee.

In her review, Short Order's Emily Codik praised the shop's breakfast selections but pointed out that the service could make for a "slow and confusing meal."

See also:
- At Acme Bakery & Coffee and Lee & Marie's Cakery, Nothing Is Selling Like Hotcakes

The bakery issued the following statement on its Facebook page:

Acme Bakery & Coffee, after nine months of operation will be closing its doors permanently as of May 1st, our kitchen and bakeshop and all service will cease on Sunday April 28th.

Needless to say we had a good but bumpy run exacerbated by Midtown's refusal to lower/adjust the rent and lease terms to a more realistic level (it's $10,000.00 a month folks!).

We thank all the Acme fans and supporters as well as those frustrated by the slow service and other inescapable minutia. Perhaps we were a few years early for great bread; maybe we were in the wrong place; possibly our overhead was too high and ambitious; and then again maybe it's just this business. My most heartfelt thanks goes to our suppliers and partners (Panther, Cheney, Jojo Tea, American Food Equipment, Chef's Warehouse, to name a few...) and especially to our staff who have stuck with Acme, all the while knowing its fate, like the gilded professionals they are (regardless if they may forget your cream time to time... but proof, to restaurateurs everywhere, that if you treat your employees right you don't have to close your doors unexpectedly on them without warning for fear they'll jump ship prematurely).

We will be having a "Going Away Brunch Bash" this Saturday & Sunday the 27th & 28th of April with a blackboard menu of specials and favorites with 50% off all our breads and other giveaways. BYOB and have fun... 8am-4pm Saturday& Sunday (kitchen closes at 3pm) at No 103 - 3451 NE 1st Avenue Midtown 2.

Thank you, we'll see you soon.

Acme, Your Neighborhood Bakery. Real Ingredients, Real Good.

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Location Info

Acme Bakery & Coffee - CLOSED

3451 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant


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MyAcmeBakery
MyAcmeBakery

Ladies and gentlemen our heartfelt thanks to all of you for your kind words and support; we know we could have done some things better and we appreciate all the love. INSPIRED by all the support we have received for everyone are open to partnership strategies, site selections and investment opportunities in order to re-open Acme in another location; please contact us at info@myacmebakery.com !

MyAcmeBakery
MyAcmeBakery

FROM ACME:   Ladies and gentlemen our heartfelt thanks to all of you for your kind words and support; we know we could have done some things better and we appreciate all the love. INSPIRED by all the support we have received for everyone are open to partnership strategies, site selections and investment opportunities in order to re-open Acme in another location; please contact us at info@myacmebakery.com !


alexdillon1337
alexdillon1337

omg Acme bakery is closing!!!



.......said no one ever.

jeff
jeff

Sad to hear ACME closing.  But, business is business. did you guys sign the lease not knowing the financial terms????? no one opens a 700 sqf. bakery with a 10k rent + key money + capex. to open a bakery, where check averages between $6-$14..  come on, do the math.!!!

minilove
minilove

Please open somewhere else where the rent is more affordable!!! 

Alex Macias
Alex Macias

Sucks that cool quality places (that do take some time to fine tune) are forced to close, especially with such a HUGE surplus of commercial space that still sits empty here in Midtown. I ve been looking at them here for 4+ years now, with other various businesses that have also recently closed, and some that are on the market to close or for sale (brokers should probably be more discreet). We really need to support small local businesses which actually build these communities and ultimately make money for themselves, and the developers. Small businesses are the true marketers of these developments. When they remain open, they are the biggest influencers and advertisers, of the neighborhood and grow the area in an organic way. There is a win-win solution if we help each other out. We want people to stick around. Good luck Acme.

mjorizondo
mjorizondo

This was so much more elegantly handled than the "air conditioning/closing" at Cooper Avenue.

Joe LaDuca
Joe LaDuca

That's some expensive rent to sell bread.. $10k a month!

Alex Muriel
Alex Muriel

sad day. best breakfast around. delicious french toast :(

Eileen Bello
Eileen Bello

NOOOOOOO!!!!!! say it ain't so!!!I love that place!!!

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