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Cafe Metropole

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Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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205 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
(310) 510-9095
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fresh, Fair priced, entertaining meal

Great FRESH food and great prices. We ordered a shrimp and avocado salad and a tuna sandwich. The sandwich was so fresh, the bread was so soft and so delicious. The salad could have used a couple more shrimp but was also very delicious. Have a seat outside, there was live music in the courtyard.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Chrissy K
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great FRESH food and great prices. We ordered a shrimp and avocado salad and a tuna sandwich. The sandwich was so fresh, the bread was so soft and so delicious. The salad could have used a couple more shrimp but was also very delicious. Have a seat outside, there was live music in the courtyard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We were getting ready to hike out to the Catalina Island Conservancy and Wrigley Botanical Gardens but needed a quick light lunch. Cafe Metropole has fresh soups, salads and sandwiches that was what we were looking for. We had the 1/2 Sandwich and Salad combo which was great with their home made dressing. Dined outside in the courtyard to tunes... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

After a few days on vacation, I always long for fresh, clean food, home brewed tea, and fresh fruit for my kids. This little cafe had everything I needed. They make flavored teas, and describe each one so you can get an idea what they will be like, including caffeine levels. We had 3 different salads, all fresh with homemade... More 

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Studio City, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I love the food at Cafe Metropole. It is a nice alternative to the heavier food at most restaurants in the same price range. There are many options for different tastes. Highly recommended.

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Glendale, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This deli, with outside seating in the heart of Avalon, had been recommended as having fresh, healthy food. We were looking for a fresh tuna salad on whole grain or whole wheat bread. It was on the menu, so we ordered it. But my sandwich came with an end piece of bread on one side, and the scoop of tuna... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were looking for something healthy in Avalon and found Cafe Metropole. Most of the tables are outside; you order from the counter. The food is delicious and you can choose very healthy selections. We ordered salad with home-cooked turkey (white meat) with red-wine vinegar dressing (less than 300 calories). There is a wide selection of drinks. Now, you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

While walking back through town after a hike up the hill for a nice view of the bay we stopped in here for a drink and snack. I was pleasantly surprised by the offerings and the fact they had some fresh brewed iced teas available as well as a lemonade. I was a bit parched and tried a few of... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had a limited time and grabbed a sandwich and chips here. Very friendly service, and not a long wait although it wasn't crowded so I can't speak for a more crowded day. Lovely little place.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We felt like we were having a healthy meal at this place, good food! Great location and plenty of wonderful outdoor seating. Ladies at the counter were very nice. I also got a smoothie but it had no sweetener in it, like no flavors, so I had to add some splenda in it. My egg salad sandwich was very delicious.... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great for a healthy, fresh, quick lunch. Has some great homemade soups, fresh salads, and wonderful sandwiches. Nice outdoor seating area. Great service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: (310) 510-9095

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?