Gastown’s Old Paris Block Soon To Welcome The Acme Cafe

January 20, 2010.

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I mentioned a bunch of new restaurants in the pipe in my Urban Rush appearance yesterday. One of them, which we’d yet to mention on this site, was the very buzzworthy Acme Cafe.  It’s slated to slip into the main floor of the redeveloped Paris Block at 51 West Hastings off Abbott in Gastown this March (next to a rather charming store where one can pick up outfits for one’s nurse or maid). It’s coming to us courtesy of Peggy Hoffman, a front-of-house lifer (past 6 years at Bishop’s) and her well known photographer husband, Alan. I’m told we can expect an old-school neighborhood diner with great coffee, comfort food a la meatball sandwich, and lots and lots of very good pie. Opening day is slated for mid-March.

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