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Metro Cafe

#276 of 2,217 Places to Eat in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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43 South William Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 679 4515
07:45 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Tue 07:45 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was another cafe / restaurant that we stumbled across. The service was fantastic - they are very friendly and apologised for the "long wait" (less than 10 minutes)! The food was great, there was plenty of light and space which was nice for a change and the food was inexpensive (full marks for value for money). If we'd stayed... More 

Thank Sarah G
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super atmosphere, excellent breakfast, will not disappoint. Would definitely return. We had the breakfast bap and the egg bacon and pancake special (metro special I think). Really good.

Thank cchris2
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed with my lunch here. Had a toasted cheese and ham sandwich came out cold. Friendly waiter obliged by taking the sandwich back to be heated up but it came colder than when it left.

Thank Sleepypriest78
Suncheon, South Korea
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the metro special and the pancakes were truly nice and fluffy. The real highlight is the staff though. A friendly man handed us the menu while we were still outside and welcomed us in. The other ladies were also super friendly and approachable. If the owner/management of this place reads it; your staff is your biggest asset.

Thank elri_nieuwenhuis
Boulder, Colorado
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This quaint restaurant serves delicious pasta and wonderful salads. Ask to sit inside away from the smokers (outside tables). Great service too.

Thank KDB721
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe was packed full but the service was still fast. Excellent food and lovely staff. Only reason there was food left was because we were stuffed. Highly recommend!!

Thank Jon H

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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
Irish, Cafe, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?