Acme Cafe - Brunch!
"On Sundays we brunch."
Err, I brunch that is. Alone. LOL. Yes, I eat brunch alone.
"Who eats brunch alone?!"
I'm pretty much a loner. ;)
There's just something about sitting in a cafe, eating breakfast food, without being rushed, that calms the soul, yenno?
And you know what?
I like eating alone. No run rushes you (I'm looking at you, DAD!) and you get to focus on what you're eating, and you don't have to talk to anyone.
I actually don't talk that much in real life haha. I talk a lot on the internet though LOL.
Lately (as in these past two weeks lol) I've made a habit of going to downtown/gastown/chinatown for brunch every sunday after church, and so far, it's been pretty darn awesome! :D
I had brunch at Tuc Craft Kitchen last week (blog post about that soon!) and I'm already planning where I'm going to have brunch next week hehe. Probably at Chambar or the Flying Pig! :D
Yesterday I had brunch at Acme, I've been hearing people rave about this place for over an year now! I've passed by numerous times (on a full stomach lol) and yesterday I finally got to try them out!! :D
Wowerz, this is SUCH a good deal! Set your alarms!! ;)
Their lovely display case of goodies!! <3
Everything is made in house daily! Can I just live here, please?
Daily Special - $12.95
Slow Braised Pork Breakfast Sandwich w/ Truffled Mushrooms & An Egg!
Seasoned Hash, and Almond Broccoli Salad $2
Everyday they have a selection of daily specials ranging from $10-$13! Yesterday when I went they had a frittata combo, a sausage/omelet of some sort, and this!
I'm always up for some slow braised pork hehe, especially in sandwich form! I wasn't disappointed! The braised pork was tender, moist, and flavourful, there was a generous amount of earthy, smokey mushrooms which imparted a rich truffle flavour...definitely not your run of the mill breakfast sandwich! They used a pretzel bun, which was nice and soft! Eat it quick though because the braised pork turns the bun soggy...fast!!
The hash was quite good, instead of being in a complete "piece" like other brunch places, the hash strands were wispy and garnished with a concoction of spices!! The fruit on the side was a nice touch, so for around $13, I pretty much got a complete meal!! :D
Those truffled mushrooms were de-lishh!! :D
Broccoli Almond Coleslaw $2
I decided to swap out the salad for a side of 'slaw instead! :D The coleslaw was great: crunchy, tangy, and super fresh! The cranberries imparted a nice sweetness, and the almonds added a nice crunch! There was also a pickle on it haha
Lemon Meringue Pie $6.50
Can one go to Acme without ordering one of their famous pies? I think not ;)
But woah, at $6.50, that's a pretty pricey piece of pie haha! But hey, indulgence has a price tag!!
All of their pies are made in house daily, and you can really taste the difference! The lemon flavour was super strong, so strong in fact that the sourness hurt my tongue LOL. The meringue wasn't too sweet, and the crust was perfectly crumbly and buttery!
I sat at the counter, so I got an awesome view of all the action going on in the kitchen!! :D