Ace Cafe Orlando, the first outpost of the iconic London, England-based motor-diner, is bringing 175 new jobs to Central Florida and will host a job fair later this month. A beacon to English motorcyclists for decades, the Ace Cafe has become a global cultural phenomenon, and is about 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.
“Our talented, diverse team and the quality of our service, combined with the unique ‘only at the Ace’ experience, will differentiate our venue from all others in Central Florida and beyond,” said Mark McKee, chief gear head of Ace Cafe North America. “From affable artisans to top-notch bartenders, we encourage the best in the business to apply, especially those who share our passion for motoring, music, great food and community.”
What is Ace Cafe?
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.
The Ace is a shared identity and a vital point in a culture that, as the decades pass, continues to thrive and evolve. Ace Cafe celebrates the spirit, history and culture of motor-enthusiasts, where guests can have a great meal, meet friends, see some amazing motorcycles and cars, and leave feeling like they’ve just been part something bigger.
Ace Cafe’s iconic, stylish and distinctive emblem is instantly recognizable and has come to represent an authentic, simple, hardworking and straightforward speed-inspired culture.
About Ace Cafe North America / Ace Cafe Orlando
Ace Cafe is the most famous motor-diner on the planet. Ace Cafe North America holds the exclusive licensee rights in North America and South America for this world-famous brand. Born in London in 1938, the Ace celebrates the spirit, history and culture of motorcycling, cars and rock ‘n roll, and continues to influence almost everything that has a rebel attitude — generations of kids on motorbikes, cool cars, an entire genre and style of motorcycling, the thrill of speed, the beginning of rock ‘n roll, movies and television, Rockers, Mods, leather jackets and renegade fashion.
Ace Cafe Orlando is the first North American venue for Ace Cafe, and is a full-service restaurant and bar, a cafe, a live music and special event venue, a motor-inspired art gallery and a number of retail shops, covering three acres in downtown Orlando at the corner of West Livingston Street and Garland Avenue. Ace Cafe welcomes all who share the passion and traditions of motorcycles, cars and rock ‘n roll. For more information, visit www.acecafeusa.com, and connect on Facebook and Twitter @AceCafeUSA, Instagram @acecafeorlando_official
Steve Glum, CMO, Ace Cafe North America, [email protected], 647.762.7962
Jennifer Bisbee, APR, Bisbee and Co., Inc. PR, [email protected], 407.257.4667
This place rocks! We happened upon it during an afternoon stroll from the office, and we just lucked out. Steve is a great enthusiast about all things having to do with Ace, especially since he is the PR man. Susan and George and their sons are owners, and couldn’t be more personable and down to earth. The place is covered w/motorhead memorabilia, and I just can’t wait to bring my husband [who’s from Sheffield] over to take a look. Now we know where to take all our friends who visit us from across the pond as well! Downtown Orlando so needed this boost. Best of luck to you guys. Hopefully you’ll be around as long as and longer than the London version. 🙂