This simple, artisanal bakery is hitting all the right notes when it comes to a real old-time, sweet spot. A couple of country-style tables and a long communal table pepper this diminutive space. It looks more like a general store with a counter, a conventional refrigerator holding sodas and juices, and an antique armoire displaying market products.
Acme serves up cakes and candies, pastries and tarts. Bread here is sensational, and the star player of this petit gem is a large selection of breads freshly baked in the wee hours of the morning. Don’t miss the buns, biscuits, cornmeal waffles and baguettes, called “flutes.” Whether it’s sour dough, rye or brioche, better to take out more than one. Ever tried pickleberry jam, (3rd generation family recipe) or Vermont butter? Where else to find four varieties of scones: ginger-almond, scallion and Vermont cheddar, Vermont cheddar and bacon or jalapeno and cheddar? As they say, it’s all in the details.
Breakfast is served from 8 am, and of course, there’s a brunch on the weekends. Granola is homemade, and the eggs are of the organic local farm-raised variety from Lake Meadow Farm in Ocoee, Florida. Breakfast is served daily until 11:30 am.
Luncheon fare is a bit limited. Chicken soup with dumplings on one occasion was overly salty, but heirloom tomato ‘bread salad’ and mixed greens in an apple-cider dressing, to accompany one of their two sandwich selections should make you a regular in no time. We do hope that they will expand the sandwich selections in the near future.
Acme, founded by the Pious Pig Restaurant Group, also owns and operates the Federal Food Drink and Provisions on Biscayne Boulevard on the Upper East Side.
Tuesday – Sunday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm