This is a great find for anyone who wants either a quick take away sandwich or snack, or somewhere to rest and enjoy a slower... More
Metropole Coffee House
This is a great find for anyone who wants either a quick take away sandwich or snack, or somewhere to rest and enjoy a slower paced coffee and delicious pastry. The art deco-inspired decor in this former bank provides a stylish setting in which to devour a wide choice of dishes. The bagels, soups and salads are always very good. It's a friendly, relaxed place and offers good-sized portions and excellent value for money. Smokers beware - it's a completely non-smoking zone.
The service is friendly, the food (especially the cakes) are fine for the price and much better than any coffee chain, and the cubicle seating around the edge is just right if you want to have a quiet chat with a friend. There are newspapers and board games and it's common to see people spending a few hours in Metropole. The loos are a bit chilly though!
The Metropole is a great little cafe with a lovely atmosphere.
Whether you choose to sit in one of the cosy booths, or at a table under the enormous potted palm you can guarantee a good cup of coffee served by (quite frankly) good looking staff.
They offer a wide range of different teas and styles of coffee at affordable prices, and the food is yummy - try one of their stromboli served with interesting salads or one of a delectable selection of cakes.
None of your soulless coffee chains here, thank you.
I couldn't agree with the previous reviewer more - lousy food, lousy service, lousy prices. We live nearby and went there a few times after we moved in, always hoping things would get better next time - they never did. Disappointing. And yes, the music really is as bad as previously described...
The musical tastes of the baristas is absurdly bad. one usually finds an assortment of really rough classic rock songs. One time they played a counting crows album straight through. i didn't think you could seriously do that. the coffee is servicable, but the food is crap and way overpriced. the internet connection service kicks you off and makes you reconnect every 10 minutes. extremely annoying. i recommend a complete overhaul.