Last week my friend and I visited Acme Café. We meant to get there earlier for breakfast, but things got tied up, so we settled for a “late brunch” i.e. lunch.
Acme Café was quite a busy little place. The restaurant was pretty packed when we got there, so we got seated at the bar. It was when I got to the bar that I realized they had an open kitchen. That was pretty cool, I was watching the how the chefs prep, and cook everyone’s food.
We were really hungry when we were there, so we ordered quite a bit of food. We got Quiche with Chicken Soup and Salad ($9.50), Meat Loaf ($11.50), Strawberry and Vanilla Milk Shakes ($4.50), and a Strawberry and Blueberry Pie ($4.75) for dessert.
The daily Quiche of the day had shrimp, mushrooms, caramelized onions, green onions, cheddar and 2 other blends of cheeses. The quiche was delicious. The blend of cheeses was creamy, it was buttery, the caramelized onions added a really nice sweetness to it, and it wasn’t too greasy. The chicken soup was hearty, it tasted home made with real chicken.
The Meat Loaf was a heavy dish, mainly because of its portion size. It had 2 big slices of meat loaf, and they were covered with gravy and caramelized onions. The flavor was great, it’s got a bit of sweetness in the gravy, it was probably from the caramelized onions. The meat loaf had good spices, it was moist, great texture.
The main dishes were great, however greens in my salad wasn’t the freshest. My strawberry milkshake was a little on the watery side. Maybe it was the hot summer day that melted the milkshakes too fast, but I wished it was a bit thicker.
As for dessert, I liked Strawberry and Blueberry Pie. It was a big slice, with a lot of filling. It wasn’t too sweet, and it’s got a tiny bit of sourness from the blueberries. It was pretty yummy.
The service was great, the waiter had full knowledge of the menu. I liked the idea of having different soups and quiches everyday. I liked the clean presentation of their food. The restaurant space was great, I liked the modern diner feel. I gotta come back to try their breakfast soon.