London-Based Ace Cafe Coming to Downtown Orlando, Hiring 175

London-based Ace Cafe will open its motor-themed diner in downtown Orlando this spring, according to a news release.

Ace Cafe Orlando plans to hire about 175 people and is hosting a job fair from Jan. 27-30 between 10 a.m. –6 p.m. at the Courtyard Orlando Downtown, 730 N. Magnolia Ave. Bartenders, baristas, servers and retail sales associates can apply in person or send an email to

Ace Cafe Orlando is renovating three structures, including the Harry P. Leu building, on a three-acre parcel at the corner of West Livingston Street and Garland Avenue. Besides the eatery, it also plans to open a motor-inspired art gallery, an outdoor area to display bikes and cars, a live-event area and retail shops.

This is the first Ace Cafe to open in the United States.

The eatery opened in London in 1938 as a roadside spot geared to truckers, until the 50’s and early 60’s rock n’ roll, muscle car and motorcycle craze hit. It still celebrates that heritage.

The menu features some British dishes such as bangers and mash, fish and chips, and chicken curry.