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“A little disappointing” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Metropolis Caffe

Metropolis Caffe
211 Victoria St, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
(07) 834 2081
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Ranked #137 of 203 Restaurants in Hamilton
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A little disappointing”
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 the same meal type orders by others at the table.

Time to settle the bills and leave, unfortunately this was a very long process with just 1 person taking payments and a queue out to the door.

To be fair, the food tasted pretty good, it was just a little disappointing how poorly managed it felt.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Papamoa, New Zealand
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“No wow factor”
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 with some more flavours wouldn't go astray here.

Visited September 2013
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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
“Upset stomach after lunch”
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 no-one asked how the meal was!! Now I know. :(

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Food good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Food always good but staff not very friendly. Great Thai chicken curry and innovative way of serving hot French fries.

Visited October 2012
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Awesome experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Food:- ordered the mixed grill, creamy mushroom soup and chunky fries for two of us and I found it to be really appetizing! The mixed grill came in a generous portion (two sets of each item), chunky fries was seasoned with Cajun and came with two sauces of your selection (aioli / salsa), & the creamy mushroom soup wasn't really creamy, but with a hearty portion of mushrooms!

Price:- affordable and one of the cheapest considering the amount they give you.

Atmosphere:- a good place where you can have a quiet conversation with somebody without being disturbed.

Staff:- pleasant, friendly and really cheerful, checks back with you on the food and your experience even though they are busy.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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