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Cafe Metro

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1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10020-1001
+1 212-391-7800
Today
06:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 23:30
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Philippines
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461 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is filling and flavorful but service is painstakingly slow (only one cashier during a particularly busy morning rush hour). Prices are reasonable, especially given the location of the place.

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Thank gboi77
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this cafe by chance and the food was great. It was quite close to our hotel so we came most mornings for a filling breakfast. The food is freshly made and very enjoyable. Lovely salad and chilled food. We bought the fresh fruit daily and was lovely. Coffee and hot chocolate's were great. Staff very friendly and helpful... More 

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Thank loobylou2007
New York City, New York
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532 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's not cheap, but I get takeout breakfast here every day. They do eggs and other breakfast to order and do it quick. There's good service and good food. It's often busy at meal times with office workers and it's not cheap, but I still highly recommend it if you need a quick meal and you are in Midtown.

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Thank ClintPage
Kenner, Louisiana
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363 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

we were looking for a fast place to get some food options - including breakfast and lunch so decided to try Cafe Metro Cafe Metro offers up prepared sandwiches and soups but they also have sandwiches, salads and pastas that can be customized with your specific sauce and ingredients. There are a lot of options available to customize to your... More 

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Thank 0504Traveller
Casablanca, Morocco
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

the localisation is great specially when its sunny. The food is cheaper, there, therefor u must know exactly what you want, because the staff isnt really helpful. too bad the wifi isnt present.

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Thank kinderk k
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

My wife and I got hungry after a morning of strolling through Central Park, shopping and checking out Rockefeller Center. My wife and I both got the made to order salads and they were very good. There is a crazy selection of different lettuce/spinach and toppings - seriously, pretty much anything that you can think of (different meat, vegetables, cheeses,... More 

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Thank Greg A
Boston, Massachusetts
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182 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We stayed in midtown west and were looking for a quick breakfast that was not a Starbucks experience, nor a sit-down experience. Our concierge recommended Cafe Metro (several throughout the city) and we got just what we were looking for. Order and pay at the counter, prepared fairly quickly, with samples displayed so you have a visual on what you're... More 

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Thank mlizBoston
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Yes it is a chain, but they serve nice pastas and sandwiches and salads - made to order. Always good if you are in a bit of a hurry. Enjoyed my salad and still regretting not getting that scrumptious looking brownie!!

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Thank PAHWestfield
Georgia
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

My wife and I both loved this place. Calling it a cafe is a little of a reach, but it is a great little deli. We both got salads. The "small" salad was probably big enough for both of us. Everything was fresh and they will put whatever you want on it.

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Thank Chuck Y
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Walked right by it several times. Stopped in finally and was amazed to see their offerings. Freshly displayed desserts, sandwich fare, hot bar and salad bar. A vegetarian dream come true. My SRIRACHA salad was delicious and turkey club with avocado on italian bread...unbelievable!! No wonder the place is packed. Don't miss out on this jewel.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 23:30
Monday
06:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
06:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
06:00 - 23:30
Thursday
06:00 - 23:30
Friday
06:00 - 23:30
Saturday
06:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10020-1001
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-391-7800

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

Staying in Midtown

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Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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