Ace Cafe Orlando opens today, May 19, 2017. The sixth location of Ace Cafe worldwide, and the first in North America, this establishment makes clear the popularity of the celebrated London-based motor-diner. Ace Cafe Orlando encompasses 35,000 square feet and promises a great experience in dining, entertainment and retail, hopefully drawing over 400,000 people each year.
“The City of Orlando is committed to providing residents and our 68 million visitors with a diverse array of entertainment and dining options,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “Ace Cafe is a welcomed addition to Downtown Orlando, adding to the vibrancy and quality of life in the area, and will help to generate increased visitation and economic benefits to the area with its festivals and events.”
Starting in 1938, Ace Cafe London has attracted attention and loyalty from anyone passionate about cars, bikes and rock’n roll culture. The first Ace Cafe location is on London’s North Circular Road. It began as a roadside cafe for truckers, but during the ’50s and ’60s it transformed into a popular destination for rock ‘n roll-loving biker teens. In the modern day, Ace appeals to motorsports enthusiasts of all generations and from all over the world.
“We have built a special place for everyone, from Petrolheads and enthusiasts, to the after-hours work crowd, families, music lovers and everybody in between,” said Mark McKee, CEO and Chief Gearhead of Ace Cafe North America. “For those passionate about cool motors, great music, inspired food and drinks, and good times, Ace Cafe Orlando is the place to be.”
Ace Cafe Orlando is far larger than its ancestor in London, spanning two floors and featuring a full-service restaurant, two kitchens, four bars, a coffee bar, a communal counter, a mezzanine overlooking the main floor dining area and stage and private and semi-private spaces for groups of all sizes.
The offerings inside the Ace include: Rockers Speed Shop (selling official branded Ace apparel); a BMW motorcycle dealer; Dainese D-Store; EagleRider motorcycle rental company, and Stonebridge Motor Gallery, selling an ever-changing line-up of original motorsports and rock ’n roll-inspired artwork, photography, sculptures, and memorabilia, as well as collectable vintage and rare, one-off custom motorcycles.