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“Upset stomach after lunch”
Review of Metropolis Caffe

Metropolis Caffe
Ranked #96 of 386 Restaurants in Hamilton
Price range: $5 - $20
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Metropolis Caffe has been a timeless gem in the heart of Hamilton CBD since 1991 serving breakfast, lunch, diners and out-caterings. It has been awarded multiple awards for the best cafe both locally and nationally. This place registered under Historic place trust of Hamilton, used to be known as 'Paul's Book Arcade' which was one of the 10th biggest books arcade at the time and relocated to this site in 1925 by William Paul, designed by Ernst Plischke. It's floor was covered by large black and white tiles in a chequer board pattern. This design was radically modern given the period and character of the small provincial town that Hamilton was at the time. Now, the only remains of Paul's Book Arcade appear to be a position of the black and white tiling, the street-front display cabinet and the mezzanine floor and stairs.
Reviewed July 7, 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. :(

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Thank JTay130
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

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

Thank BenedictRyan123
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

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.

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Thank 1988Adam
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

My wife and I went to Metropolis Cafe for breakfast Easter Monday and what a great breakfast it was. We both had a bacon and mushroom omlete with juice and coffee and we both agreed that it was fantastic. The food was fantastic, the coffee suburb and the service was exceptional. HIghly recommended, you have to try it.

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Thank JimArcherNZ
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Got food poisoning. Would not touch anything out of the cabinet ever again! Shame because I enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was yum. Think it was the cream that came with my choc brownie.

Thank sweetpnz
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