It’s been a few years since American riders first learned the most famous motor-diner on the planet, Ace Cafe would be opening a location in Orlando, Florida. Clutch and Chrome interviewed Steve Glum, the Chief Marketing Officer of Ace Café Orlando at AIMExpo in 2015 who explained not only the history of ACE Cafe but also what was planned for the American location. Fast forward to 7minutes and 44 second for the interview.
In the late 50’s and early 60’s, the British motorcycle industry was at its peak, muscle cars started to make their presence known, and along came rock ‘n roll. Not played on radio stations, initially the only place rock ’n roll could be heard was on jukeboxes at cafes. From this powerful fusion of motorbikes, cars, and rock ’n roll came the legend of the Ace and a significance for motorcycle and car lovers all over the world.
A beacon to English motorcyclists for decades, the Ace Cafe has become a global cultural phenomenon, and wants to bring that same love of speed and adrenaline to downtown Orlando in the form of Ace Cafe Orlando. Currently under construction inside three historic buildings on a three acre parcel located at the corner of West Livingston Street and Garland Avenue, Ace Cafe Orlando is on track for a scheduled opening this spring.
More than a restaurant, Ace Cafe Orlando will connect great food and dining with a passion for motoring and rock ‘n roll, providing a totally unique guest experience found nowhere else in the world. The menu is an American roadside diner concept with made-from-scratch home style comfort food, with some British favorites like Bangers & Mash, Fish & Chips, and Chicken Curry, but with a twist that captures the authentic spirit and flavors of some of the best backroad joints and specialty fare, with a nod to locally-sourced and green options, all at an affordable price point.
Ace Cafe Orlando also has a big backyard area for patio dining, making it a great place for an outdoor event and live music in the middle of the city.
For those who live in or near Orlando, Ace Cafe is holding a job fair on Friday through Monday, January 27-30, 2017, looking for talented bartenders, baristas, servers, retail sales associates and other food service industry professionals with outgoing and creative personalities.