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Cafe Metropole

205 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
(310) 510-9095
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Ranked #6 of 46 restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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89% Recommend
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English first
San Diego, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were referred to this place by our hotel (Portofino) for a light lunch that we could takeaway to the hotel's sun deck. Nice selection of sandwiches and salads (a bit diverse with spicing and mixing of ingredients- not the same boring stuff!). Good for vegetarians (Falafel sandwich was very good) They have a patio seating area that looked large... More

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Toronto, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Rarely do we ever go back to any restaurant twice, especially not for lunch. Cafe Metropole offers such a good variety of healthy AND tasty lunch selections that we ate lunch there two days in a row. The cafe is on Metropole and easy to find (look for the line-up) just off the main street (Crescent) of Avalon Harbor. There... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We tried this restaurant for lunch and it was excellent. I had the California Cobb Salad and it was great. So fresh! I also had a really good strawberry/banana smoothy. My husband had the Caprese Sandwich. He enjoyed that as well. This is a great place for a quick bite to eat and is a great alternative to the greasy... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Wonderful healthy meals including vegan choices. This small, quiet cafe has both indoor and outdoor seating. Want something a little different from the menu and the owner will accommodate you. Great lunch stop!

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San Diego, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Hard to find, fresh, organic, healthier food on Catalina. Felt like most places were beer and fried food crowd. This place was fresh, tasty all around nice.

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Want some amazing food.... something that's healthy? do you like homemade soups? I've been to Catalina several times over the last 5 years and this is my favorite stop everyday for lunch. I had the leanist pastrami sandwich I've ever eaten in my life... not a bunch of fat and gristle like you get a most places. The chicken salad... More

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Avon, Connecticut
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146 reviews 146 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Lunch counter--order and sit, they bring the food. Fresh, but it took a very long time (and they were not crowded). After sitting for 10minutes, the hostess cme out to tell me that they were out of what I ordered, and please choose something else. Iced tea is self-serve from a pitcher in a fridge. No free refills. Ice cubes... More

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Poway, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The sandwiches we eat were good, but I felt it was a bit pricey for the portions. Only problem was they forgot my coffee and came out with it as I was finishing my meal. It was a bit cold and did have much taste. The menu selection was great and the food was very wholesome,

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Encinitas, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My family and I ate here when we were in Catalina last weekend and it was all we hoped it would be. The menu is healthy and reasonably-priced, and the food was delicious. I had a fresh veggie sandwich that had some incredible hummus spread on it, and the black bean soup was excellent. Their drink selection is great as... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We were told there was a great place to eat here that even offered gluten free meals, but when we arrived we were told this was only open during summer, for catering or for special events.

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