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Metro Cafe

#295 of 2,207 Places to Eat in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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43 South William Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 679 4515
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Tue 07:45 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Trondheim, Norway
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for breakfast with my girlfirend, and it was really quite lovely. The breakfast was fantastic -- bacon, eggs, sausages, a cup of coffee -- and my girlfriend had a vegetarian alternative with which she was very happy. The waiter was also a nice guy. However, I am deducing two points here because I'm not that fond of... More 

Thank Stiansi
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't been to metro cafe in a couple of years and this morning realised why...There are so many great cafes in Dublin serving excellent coffee so why does metro continue to serve awful, overpriced, acrid coffee? Stale croissant that came with had seen better days. Great location, just a pity what you get is so third rate.

Thank cameo25
Manchester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy and bustling little place. We stopped for breakfast and it was perfect. Decent sized portion of everything that you would expect. Staff were really friendly. Even the chefs were shouting hello's and goodbye's.

Thank Scott R
Baden-Baden, Germany
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice litre spot nearby St. Stephens Green with good food and friendly staff. Good selection and kind of a cool atmosphere with a french touch.

1 Thank SirNdV
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spontaneously tried this place for a hangover breakfast on a Saturday morning. They were able to seat the 6 of us, which is good - however it was cramped. My chair in the hallway kept getting bumped into by servers and customers alike. Annoying. The service was slow, we got our orange juice, tea and coffee at the same... More 

Thank Pauline D
Droitwich, England, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had breakfast here on recent visit to Dublin, a very quaint environment that is popular as we had to queue for our table, very generous and cooked fresh to order with some different combinations which is advertised as breakfast with a Parisian feel. The only criticism I have is the size of the tables in comparison to the size of... More 

Thank Lisa H
Carshalton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A place where we got a table without a reservation on a Friday evening, however the food was disappointing for a city that seems to be so proud of its gastronomic culture. Portions were big, but quality was poor. Went for a set menu with a free glass of bubbles, which turned out to be non alcoholic. They good for... More 

Thank Mondon412
Exeter, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We ate here in the evening and enjoyed a pleasant meal for four. I had a vegetarian warm broccoli salad, my husband and one friend the fish pie and my other friend a beef pie. This was a very friendly restaurant with good service and lovely food. We had a table at the back which wasn't too noisy. The service... More 

Thank RuthandColin
Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great place sit with a coffee and watch the world go by on a weekend afternoon - especially when the sun is shining! Their pancakes are also fantastic!

Thank Dublinsquirrel
Galway, Ireland
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Highly recommended for lovely food, lovely athmosphere and great customer service. I love eating outside and this is the perfect place for it. Mark made me feel very welcome and the Guinness Pie was to die for. I even got a little doggy bag with a fab white chocolate roulade desert to take away. If you want to sit and... More 

Thank fahy45

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16
Irish, Cafe, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
07:45 - 22:00
07:45 - 22:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 South William Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 4515
Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch & Dinner.

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