Ace Cafe Orlando Hosts Grand Opening Weekend May 19-21, 2017

Hard Hat Preview of the Ace Cafe Orlando - mock up

Orlando get your engines ready…North America’s first Ace Cafe will host its Grand Opening Weekend May 19-21, 2017.

All three days of the grand opening weekend will feature cool cars and hot bikes, live rock ‘n roll inside and outside both day and night, a BMW R nineT Racer motorcycle raffle benefiting Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (APCH), live demonstrations by three world-famous artists, onsite activities and brand partner merchandise (while supplies last), and a free Friday night concert by Memphis’ Rockin’ Jason D. Williams

Here is a full list of events that will take place at the 35,000-square-foot motor-centric dining, entertainment and retail destination:

Friday, May 19, 2017

  • The first Ace Cafe in the USA opens at 7am. Grab a cuppa Julius Meinl coffee – direct from Vienna; tea and grab ‘n go breakfast bagels, muffins, burritos, croissants, and cinnamon rolls also available.
  • Lunch menu is served and bars open at 11am, with live music on the back porch
  • Raffle opens to win a BMW R nineT Racer to benefit APCH
  • Register to win a trip for 2 to the 24th Annual Ace Cafe London Reunion Weekend
  • 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 4pm with live rock ‘n roll lasting well into the night. Taking the stage at 8pm is headliner Rockin’ Jason D. Williams.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • Carbs & Caffeine at 7am. Kick-start 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 9am. (a buffet-style, all-you-can-eat brunch served every weekend).
  • Free activities in the car park starting at 10am with a variety of local partners and vendors engaging Ace fans until 5pm.
  • Raffle continues to win a BMW R nineT Racer to benefit APCH
  • Registration continues to win a trip for 2 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 4pm outside

Sunday, May 21, 2017

  • Bikes & Bacon at 7am. 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 9am, with full lunch menu starting at 2pm.
  • Raffle continues to win a BMW R nineT Racer to benefit APCH
  • Registration continues to win a trip for 2 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 10am with a variety of local partners and vendors engaging motor fans until 5pm.

Ace Cafe Orlando is located at the corner of West Livingston Street and Garland Avenue on a three-acre parcel in downtown Orlando, in the extensively refurbished 100-year-old Harry P. Leu buildings (formerly home to The Edge and 8 Seconds entertainment venues).

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.

For more information on Ace Cafe Orlando, visit acecafeusa.com. You can also check out our hard hat tour of Ace Cafe Orlando from earlier this year.

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