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Metro Cafe

#292 of 2,246 Restaurants in Dublin
€€ - €€€Irish, Cafe, European
43 South William Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 679 4515
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (41 reviews)
“pancakes” (55 reviews)
“homemade soup” (4 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
Irish, Cafe, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
43 South William Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 390 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very small pub with very close seating, great local beer and unfortunately, pretty average food. We were a bit disappointed because the prices were higher than usual so we hoped for more unique and tasty food. It wasn’t.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SamsGrm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is near Grafton Street and does a busy trade. It’s a typical no frills cafe style, but clean and staff are friendly and efficient. There’s a very good choice on the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. I popped in for a quick meal...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank A228
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really glad I waited for a table, food was excellent, very reasonable and the staff was very friendly and chatty. Really nice experience, great place to bring a friend!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Nad12321
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife brought me to the Metro cafe as she had eaten here before and really liked it. The place has real ambience albeit it is very cramped, with tables very close together. The breakfasts were very good with no shortage of good food. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank sean d
Reviewed 16 December 2018

We came here for breakfast and loved it. The food came in good-sized portions and the coffee was delicious. Cute neighborhood. Will definitely return on our next visit.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank mariefm9
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Adore this place and have done for a long time now but only got back to it recently as don’t get to Dublin as often these days! It never disappoints ! It has a personality all of its own and a definite friendly American cosmopolitan...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Amogan
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

The Metro truly is a little gem in a really buzzing part of Dublin’s south city center. The manager Fiona is the driving force behind what makes this place so very special. Alongside Jack, Letitia, Robert, Thassia & the rest of the team they all...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Meerkat28
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Came in out of the rain during a crowed Christmas shopping Saturday - all other places downtown were snobishly "all reserved" . Packed to the brim, this cafe' found us a spot and presented us with their well assorted menu, which featured all day breakfast,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank DorisD1189
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

I wanted to bring my nephews for pancakes and had read good things about Metro Cafe. The place itself it cramped and people kept banging into my chair which was really annoying. We had to ask twice for someone to take our order. The waitress...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank katied701
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Friendly, welcoming and attentive but not overly pushy staff. Great food, with generous portions, and all at affordable prices. Delicious all-day breakfast options, fabulous pancakes, and great sandwiches and salads. Was there during a busy Saturday lunch. Although the place was a bit hectic, myself...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rosemary H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:00
07:45 - 20:00
07:45 - 20:00
07:45 - 20:00
07:45 - 21:00
07:45 - 21:00
07:45 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch & Dinner.
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