It couldn't be cuter, with its old-timey milkman decor and nods to heartland Americana like old family recipes peppering the tables, classic sodas (Moxie!), and butter-yellow paint.
But don't let that fool you: Midtown's new Acme Bakery & Coffee Co., from the hard-working folks behind Phuc Yea! and The Federal, is incredibly serious about its bread. Chef/owner Alejandro Ortiz is hand-crafting sourdoughs, brioches, rye, and more using pre-ferments that are unique to Miami and ingredients sourced from Florida farms -- and without a bread-making machine in sight.
In other words, it's not a fly-by-night cupcake shop. While The Federal's sticky buns are making their way to Midtown and there'll be cakes and pastries galore, Acme is all about that yeast. The crew turned around the former Brooklyn Bagel Co. in less than two weeks to serve breakfast (all day!) and lunch items on their glorious bread, like The Hudson (camembert with walnut "butter" and starfruit picalilly, $5), Ham and Butter (served in an Acme flute, $5), and the Hot Melty (Sally-Lun bread, cheese, batter, love, $7). There's also garden greens, soup, chopped salad, and more, all capping off an all-day breakfast menu that includes Lil Stephie's Biscuits and Gravy ($5), Egg-in-a-Frame on Sally-Lun ($5), Cinnamon Toast (vanilla-scented Vermont butter and maple syrup ($7), and "Cloud" Pancakes ($8), which are "fluffy farmer-cheese pancakes and with Pickleberry marmalade.
That marmalade, by the way, is homemade using Ortiz's wife's family's 3rd-generation recipes -- and is sold by the jar alongside craft ketchup, piccalilli, Miami's own Panther Coffee, and more. Our advice? Try the apricot molasses, and try it quick: Acme is now open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.