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“Great location and food, poor service.”
Review of Metro ST James

Metro ST James
Ranked #1,122 of 6,058 Restaurants in Sydney
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Reviewed August 24, 2013

I have visited this cafe six times in the last fortnight as it is a convenient place to walk to while I am recuperating from a recent hospital stay.
The location is lovely, a great spot to sit and watch the world go by in a beautiful green and popular park. I have met various friends here for lunch and afternoon coffee and we all agree the food is good with just enough tasty choices to keep you interested and generous portions, the coffee is also ok.
Unfortunately the service is not very good. It takes an age for anyone to notice you, we normally end up getting menus for ourselves and none of the wait staff seem to know what they are doing or be very organised. The cafe is never packed so I am not sure why it takes so long to get served.
Not a bad cafe but I would avoid if you are in a hurry.

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Thank KerryMarieParker
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

I had the Reuben sandwhich with fries. It was terrific. And a great place to watch people on St. James square when the sun is shining.

Thank Dharmabum87
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Beautiful spot nestled in Hyde Park with a great atmosphere. Perfect coffee and always consistent. Fabulous menu - French bistro style. Great quality food and great service. Perfect spot for a city lunch or breakfast.

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3  Thank Quince A
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Beautiful spot on a sunny day. The food was worth the wait, they nailed the classic croque madame. The staff was helpful and funny.

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Thank Sacha F
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Went for breakfast a week or two ago. Lovely food and setup, nice renovation. It's understandably busy.

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1  Thank le_chat_gris
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