Ace Cafe Orlando Set to Open May 19

Ace Cafe Orlando, the first North American location of the celebrated London-based cafe, will have its grand opening on Friday, May 19, with festivities continuing through the weekend. The doors open to the public on Friday at 7:00 a.m.

Guests are invited to “celebrate the heritage and history of the most famous cafe on the planet.” All three days of grand opening weekend will feature plenty of motorcycles (and cars), live music inside and outside both day and night, a BMW Rnine T Racer motorcycle raffle benefiting Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (APCH), live demonstrations by three artists, onsite activities and brand partner merchandise (while supplies last), and, direct from Memphis, a free Friday night concert by Rockin’ Jason D. Williams. A snapshot of Ace Cafe Orlando’s grand opening weekend celebration is listed below; visit acecafeusa.com to stay up-to-date on the Ace’s grand opening happenings.

Friday, May 19, 2017 

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• Doors open at 7:00 a.m. Grab a cuppa Julius Meinl coffee, tea and grab ‘n go breakfast bagels; muffins, burritos, croissants, and cinnamon rolls are also available.

• Lunch menu is served and bars open at 11:00 a.m., with live music on the back porch

• Raffle opens to win a BMW Rnine T Racer to benefit APCH

• Register to win a trip for two to the 24th Annual Ace Cafe London Reunion Weekend

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• Live painting and sculpting works by three world-renowned artists: Japanese chopsticks painter Makoto Endo, Spanish artist Antonio Merinero painting the Ace’s backyard beer garden bocce courts (opening summer 2017) and American sculptor Michael Ulman

• Music in the car park (parking lot) starts at 4:00 p.m. with live rock ‘n roll lasting well into the night. Taking the stage at 8:00 p.m. is headliner Rockin’ Jason D. Williams.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 

• Carbs & Caffeine at 7:00 a.m. Kickstart Saturday morning and drive in for an early morning cuppa!

Ace Cafe’s Cool Cars for Kids to benefit APCH. For a $15 donation per car, participants can be a part of the opening weekend car show and receive a limited-edition Ace Cafe grand opening t-shirt

• Hungry? Start the day with a bang at Ace’s 4-Banger Brunch at 9:00 a.m. (a buffet-style, all-you-can-eat brunch served every weekend)

• Free activities in the car park starting at 10:00 a.m. with a variety of local partners and vendors engaging Ace fans until 5:00 p.m.

• Raffle continues to win a BMW Rnine T Racer to benefit APCH

• Registration continues to win a trip for two to the 24th Annual Ace Cafe London Reunion Weekend

• Live painting and sculpting continues by Japanese chopsticks painter Makoto Endo, Spanish artist Antonio Merinero and American sculptor Michael Ulman

• Live music starts at 4:00 p.m. outside with live rock ‘n roll into the night

Sunday, May 21, 2017 

• Bikes & Bacon at 7:00 a.m. Kickstart Sunday morning and ride in for an early morning cuppa and Ace’s Bacon of the Week!

• Ace’s 4-Banger Brunch kicks off again at 9:00 a.m, with full lunch menu starting at 2:00 p.m.

• Raffle continues to win a BMW Rnine T Racer to benefit APCH

• Registration continues to win a trip for two to the 24th Annual Ace Cafe London Reunion Weekend

• Live painting and sculpting continues by Japanese chopsticks painter Makoto Endo, Spanish artist Antonio Merinero and American sculptor Michael Ulman

• Free activities in the car park starting at 10:00 a.m. with a variety of local partners and vendors engaging motor fans until 5:00 p.m.

Ace Cafe Orlando is located at the corner of West Livingston Street and Garland Avenue in downtown Orlando, in the extensively refurbished 100-year-old Harry P. Leu building (the former home of The Edge rock venue). The new “Ace Corner” is adjacent to the modern SunRail station and is a direct ride to the Daytona race circuit via Interstate 4. It 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 a motor-inspired art gallery.

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  1. What a fantastic time they will have. I have a knee surgery and will not make it. That’s a bummer. You all ride safe and have a good time for me.

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