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205 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
+1 310-510-9095
10:00 - 22:00
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Anaheim, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I knew being a vegan would be tough on Catalina, but the staff here was extremely helpful in pointing out what I could eat and what they could modify. The whole family, even the carnivores, found the food to be tasty

Thank markevanscma
Dallas PA
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We stopped here for lunch, and returned the next day because the experience was so good. New owner Megan was very attentive and patient, explaining the various sandwiches and drinks (there's beer and wine by the glass, Jarritos sodas, flavored waters). Had the sand dab, a local flounder-like fish, served on a soft, sweet bun with lots of chopped veggies.... More 

Thank bartr
Los Angeles, CA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had a great brunch here on New Years. They had delicious healthy food and a fresh mimosa bar. We have had dinner here as well and love it!

Thank Kelly W
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I love the organic ingredients they use. Also they do gluten and lactose free meals with class! Love this place! Nice little patio outside with live music or cute small tables indoors.

Thank Annie M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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435 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Was so nice to find a place to eat that offered food with an emphasis on healthy! Nice place to eat if you are a vegan/vegetarian as they have quite a few items on their menu to choose from. We were glad we arrived early for lunch as the line quickly grew and extended out the door and down the... More 

Thank Cinda10
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127 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The food at this place was so tasty! Very fresh and not heavy so perfect for lunch before exploring the island.

Thank Ornella B
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

My family and I were in Avalon this past week and discovered this little cafe on our last day. We had the roast turkey sandwich and the pulled pork pannini each came with sweet potato fries. Both sandwiches were fantastic! and the service was both friendly and quick. I wish we had discovered them earlier in the week! If your... More 

Thank Robin R
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Recommended to us by hotel staff when we asked about vegetarian choices. We ate lunch here once and came back the next day to to take out lunch to the beach. Veggie Stack and Veggie Panini are so fresh and tasty. Nice outdoor seating, pleasant and close to everything.

Thank letsdive07
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Good here is honesty so good ! I recommend the caprese panini, so tasty! The lady at the counter was very helpful! Thx Kim!

Thank Savannah F
Winnemucca, Nevada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

My boss gave me a gift certificate to use at The Cafe Metropole and I wasn't disappointed. The Tuna sandwich and side salad I ordered tasted so fresh and delicious. My tummy was very happy with such quality food so I will be back. Thanks for a great lunch! Laurie at The Avalon Hotel.

Thank Laurel S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-9095

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