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


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.


6 Responses to “Gastown’s Old Paris Block Soon To Welcome The Acme Cafe”

  1. Ryan on January 21st, 2010 4:17 pm

    Of all the names in the world, they came up with Acme?
    That’s just terrible..

  2. Memo Van Winkle on January 23rd, 2010 11:02 am

    I want a meatball sandwich!

  3. Jack on February 3rd, 2010 2:12 pm

    I think the name is a great idea. While understand some names can come across as pretentious or trying to hard, I think Acme avoids that because it hints towards the past, which fits in well with the neighbourhood as well it’s going to be a diner. I can’t wait to go. I haven’t been anywhere near that part of town for years.

  4. brent argue on February 8th, 2010 6:25 pm

    ryan, you obviously have been single for a longtime, and have no fun in your life.

  5. ken on March 10th, 2010 11:41 am

    ACME = Wiley Coyote, Roadrunner, grapplegrommets (whatever they are) and ’50s diners. Good name. Ryan, good luck finding a date.

  6. Ryan on March 25th, 2010 7:00 am

    So Brent – because I don’t like a name that makes me lonely and single?
    LOL! What does that make YOU for liking it?