Last week, I had the opportunity to explore a fun new spot in town – Ace Cafe Orlando. Some of my friends had checked it out already, and seeing as it had just marked two months in town, I knew it was my turn to visit this fun new restaurant.
But it’s not just a restaurant.
Ace Cafe started in London in the 30s, and has expanded across the globe. Ace Cafe Orlando marks their first location on American soil. Starting as a roadside café, it eventually expanded to much more than that. “Located on a three-acre parcel in downtown Orlando in the extensively refurbished 100-year old Harry P. Leu buildings, Ace Cafe Orlando spans two floors and features a full-service restaurant, two kitchens, four bars, a coffee bar, a communal counter, a mezzanine overlooking the main floor dining area and stage, private and semi-private group spaces, retail shops, and an art gallery.” You can read more about their awesome history here.
I was lucky enough to try out SO many different menu items through a VIP tasting experience. From the Ketel One mule (with house made ginger beer) to the best pastrami reuben you can find outside of New York, it’s safe to say I left there completely full and happy. Other favorites were the blackened fish tacos (why is it so hard to find good one?) and the oh so delicious superfoods salad.
Many thanks to the staff and chef for the wonderful experience. I can’t wait to go back for happy hour! In the meantime, I’ll just drool over my photos from the night. Enjoy.