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205 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
(310) 510-9095
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good here is honesty so good ! I recommend the caprese panini, so tasty! The lady at the counter was very helpful! Thx Kim!

Thank Savannah F
Winnemucca, Nevada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boss gave me a gift certificate to use at The Cafe Metropole and I wasn't disappointed. The Tuna sandwich and side salad I ordered tasted so fresh and delicious. My tummy was very happy with such quality food so I will be back. Thanks for a great lunch! Laurie at The Avalon Hotel.

Thank Laurel S
Greensboro, North Carolina
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108 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a terrific place for lunch! During our week in Avalon we enjoyed the turkey sandwich, the pulled pork panini, and the sand dab sandwich. This restaurant is under new ownership and they are working hard to make it top notch. From our experience, they are being very successful in both service and quality! I highly recommend a visit!... More 

1 Thank Markchale
Huntington Beach, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This café recently changed hands and we really wanted to give it a try. Upon entering we met the very cheerful and engaging Megan who had just opened her first restaurant a few weeks prior. Right off we knew she cared about her business and customers. My fiancé and I are on what a strict diet and we always feel... More 

1 Thank SoCalCin
Los Angeles, California
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192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Cafe Metropole sits right on the main strip, yet the seating area is tucked around the corner. There's tables and chairs with umbrellas in a very cute patio area, where you can sit and enjoy your food while people watching. We found it to be a very relaxing, nice spot to have a bite to eat and rest up. The... More 

Thank GermaicanSpiceGirl
Seattle, Washington
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170 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

A wonderful find with a new owner that loves her craft. All the ingredients were top shelf and the beer selection was excellent. The freshness of the fare put the other spots on the island to shame. In the mad pursuit of a few extra dollars, the quality of Catalina has dropped off over the years, but Megan's new cafe... More 

1 Thank DBuksh
Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Lovely little sandwich shop located several blocks from the docks. We enjoyed shrimp po boy with a nice side salad and Cole slaw. The shrimp was sautéed with a spicy seasoning, but tasty. Other selections included high end style deli sandwiches. You can sit inside with the doors open or outside in a courtyard area.

Thank WTCA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This small outdoor dining restaurant was perfect. We had split pea & ham soup and sandwiches. Ginger pear tea was delicious! The best part was the outdoor dining listening to the guitarist! The service was fast and friendly. They accepted debit and credit cards. We will be back.

Thank Mitzi S
Redlands, CA
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We stumbled upon this spot for lunch after searching Trip Advisor for a simple café or place for a sandwich. What a nice surprise this was! We had amazing, homemade sandwiches and the best chicken tortilla soup I've ever had! The only seating is outside so it can be blustery or chilly, but totally worth it. The service was friendly... More 

Thank FireDawg22
Orange County
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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is one of those unexpected treats, of finding a new café with healthy, tasty choices, at a fair price. The special Board was watt caught my eye as I was walking through Avalon. The salads and sandwich choices looked tempting. I had a sandwich and cup of soup which was excellent. There are few small tables inside, but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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