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#253 of 2,002 Restaurants in Dublin
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Irish, Cafe, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 21 November 2023 via mobile

Ordered scrambled egg with brown toast. It came as 4 triangles of brown toast with a dessertspoon full of tasteless scrambled eggs. Very poor. Americano was good but will not return.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

The food was decent for the price and the service was good. No one thing particularly stood out, but no complaints about any of it, either. It was a good value for a quick breakfast.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023

I frequent metro cafe with my friends every time we are in Dublin, as we enjoy the atmosphere and excellent food. We sat outside as a party of five. One friend ordered pancakes with Nutella which came with one tiny sachet-not enough, so we asked...for more and got told that would be €1.50 extra for a little sachet that should be complimentary?! My other friend ordered a muffin that didn ’t arrive with the rest of our order, so we assumed they forgot to put it on the tab, I went to find our waitress to inquire. They did miss the muffin and I asked for blueberry as I thought that was what she wanted, turns out it was chocolate so less than a minute later I apologised and clarified, she got extremely annoyed with me, even though it is easy to change as it obviously doenst have to be cooked. We waited for over 15 mins for this muffin and at the point where we were ready to leave, it was finally brought out. When it came to paying, we paid in cash separately and we each had some change left over (between 50c and 80c each) and the waitress literally said rudely “do you really want your change back?” we were so taken aback that we said it’s okay, even though between us that would have been around €4. The other staff are usually lovely, however this new waitress needs to improve her customer service.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 8 May 2023

Got the wrong coffee and ordered a muffin which was right beside counter standing ages and didn't get it. Disorganised.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 10 February 2023

The lunch (for 2) was adequate. Arrived earlier than 'lunchtime' to avoid crowding. Waited quite a while for sandwich and Beef stew. asked for water to drink and again, waited quite a while for this. Food was nothing special. I usually pay by cash, but...wanted to keep it for other purchases so paid by card. was confronted by a 'tips' screen and given 4 options (with the waiter standing over me while I chose), depending on what I thought the service was worth. Felt coerced into tipping more than I thought the poor service deserved. Next time will pay with cash, and if the service merits a tip, then I will leave it, but I object to tipping when this is included already in the price of the meal.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2022 via mobile

After reading all good reviews, I was so keen on having some lunch there. Could not be more disappointed. Tuna melt was average, soup of the day was good; service - not so much. We were rushed to be gone from there as quick as...possible. We barely finished our sandwiches and our plates were taken away( I still had my sandwich in my hand 😳), we were asked three times if we wanted anything else and without asking we had to settle the bill and we didn’t even finish our drinks! We didn’t have a chance to look at the menu again to choose something else and we had the staff looking at us to leave Tap water is served in the smallest glasses (which is fine) but once you’ve drunk it the glass was taken away from you. No one asked if you wanted a refill. Not a pleasant experience at all. I think this place is about quantity over quality.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 5 November 2022 via mobile

Came here for breakfast. Friendly and efficient service, nice selection of options on the menu, food was really nice with perfectly cooked eggs. Coffee was tasty and strong, and there were good alternative milk options available. May not be the fanciest place to look at,...but ignore that and go for the food & friendly staff.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 8 October 2022 via mobile

Breakfast sandwiches wow Great coffee Hot chocolate 🍫 😋 Servers were super nice Cute location Affordable

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2022 via mobile

Went there this morning for breakfast. There was an over flow pipe pouring water out splashing down on to us and the table. It was over flowing across the front of the cafe under the tables and chairs. We complained and were told it was...an issue with water pressure and nothing can be done. I ordered breakfast along with three others and the waiter proceeded to bring out the others food but not mine. When I complained he said it was my fault that I didn't order the food when cleary I had we all ordered same food but differentcoffees. The waitor still belived he was right and we were wrong. There was no offer of complimentary coffee and we were charged full amount. Very poor.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 26 April 2022 via mobile

We stumbled across this place whilst walking through Dublin this week . My wife and I both had the goats cheese and beetroot salad with a nice bottle of white wine to wash it down . Great service , fantastic food and a nice price.... Highly recommend this place ; we will be backMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 11 April 2022 via mobile

I when into the cafe today it was busy but not too busy. Told to sit where ever , then was then ignored when I tried to order many times then finally when a staff member came up to me me they asked me to...move cause pair of people wanted to sit there even though there was so many empty table for two and larger tables. Had been there before and they weren’t amazing then either but wanted to give them another shot. Never left a bad review before on a place but never was made to feel so unwanted when all I wanted was a quite bit before work.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 29 March 2022

Metro Cafe was an old favourite of mine down through the years. I paid a recent visit for breakfast and was shocked to part with more than €43 for a small breakfast for two consisting of one breakfast bap, bacon & eggs, orange juice and...two cappuccinos. It would appear that the line of people queuing to get a table on a Saturday afternoon has made them lose the run of themselves. The food was far from ample and some items (scrambled eggs) were cold. The range of items on offer was quite limited. While the breakfast bap was tasty, it was a bit on the small side. The card payment machine is quite "pushy", forcing you to select a level of tip (10% upwards). This is not New York City! Tips used to be discretionary and given for excellent food & service. Overall extremely poor value for money. I won't be back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 24 March 2022

I recently became a regular. The staff are amazing. Kieran always welcome come me warmly. An alternative place with a lot of cool people and great atmosphere. No to mention the food that is always very tasty. Ps: if you like sweets order the chocolate...cake 😋More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 11 February 2022 via mobile

Overpriced tourist trap. Paid the price of a full meal for a small portion of stew. The price of Guinness is higher than other countries. Food is average. Nothing you can't cook at home. Saying that, ireland isn't famous for food.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 15 October 2021 via mobile

Metro Cafe was recommended at the front desk of our hotel. We were looking for a great place to have lunch after just arriving from Berlin. This place did not disappoint! The service, food, atmosphere and overall experience was Ah-mazing! Local vibe, local prices. Don’t...pass this one up if you’re in Temple Bar and you’re looking for lunch and a fantastic pint of Guinness. On a side note, loved the expat servers and their stories. 💙More

Date of visit: October 2021
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METRO CAFE, Dublin - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Metro Cafe offers takeaway services.

Metro Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5