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Metropolis Caffe

211 Victoria St, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
(07) 834 2081
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Ranked #126 of 186 restaurants in Hamilton
Most recent review
- Apr 23, 2014
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English first
Kawerau
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Stopped in to metropolis cafe around 4pm as most other cafes had just closed for the lunch service. We ordered pumpkin soup, nachos and a chicken burger. The nachos came out first after 20mins they were ok. I saw the chef trying to axe at the frozen soup in a plastic container then he put the axed soup in the... More

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Our food was good. One of the waitress' was very good but the other average. Food was good & generous servings. Chose the burger off the light meals offer. Big, with a generous helping of fries & salad. Sadly after we had been served our main & finished it they seemed to forget about us. In the end I had... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I'd rate metropolis as average on the food, not a great place to bring friends and family to share a dining experience. In fact, on one occasion I went there with family and a young nephew of mine they're service (or lack thereof) bordered on discriminatory. They ignored us for a long period of time. Bought the food out cold,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Best hot chocolate! always have their yummy cakes. staff are exceptional. curly fries were impressive. busy victoria st location.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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110 reviews 110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

In its best years, Metropolis was one of Hamilton's premier licensed cafes. But it now seems to be in a slow decline. We went there recently, even though one of our group was skeptical, only because it was open later than other places and we wanted a coffee. It was a mistake. The coffee was luke warm and lacked any... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Came here with a big group of friends, had the upstairs bit to ourselves. Cheap corkage was awesome. The service was very good. Food wasn't too bad, a few people ordered the carbonara, one was way more sloppy and soupy than the other. Spaghetti was fairly good, no wow factor though.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Only good thing I have to say about this place is that the hot chocolates were to die for. Other than that everything about this place sucked. We booked for a large group and turned up and they didn't know we were coming. So they put us up in the attic. It was VERY VERY hot up here and our... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We started with hot chips which were barely cooked and garlic bread that liberally dripped. Mains arrived a little while later, well all bar 1 missing which was to take another 7 minutes. Fettuccine carbonara was missing the egg on top as described in the menu and when the missing meal arrived, it had 3 less ingredients which were in... More

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We went here for breakfast, all I can say is average. I could cook a big breakfast much the same as this at home. When paying $20 for a big breakfast at a cafe you sort of expect a bit more flair other than an overlooked piece of standard supermarket toast. A bit of ciabatta and even presentation and pizazz... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Had lunch today.... salmon kedgeree and it wasn't good. It was nicely presented in a kedgeree pot and looked nice. However it was basically rice, salmon and peas in a very salty sauce, not very nice. I ate half and I wish I hadn't as I got home and had a stomach ache and was sick! I was surprised when... More

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