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205 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
+1 310-510-9095
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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423 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 20 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 6 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
Greensboro, North Carolina
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117 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is a terrific place for lunch! During our week in Avalon we enjoyed the turkey sandwich, the pulled pork panini, and the sand dab sandwich. This restaurant is under new ownership and they are working hard to make it top notch. From our experience, they are being very successful in both service and quality! I highly recommend a visit!... More 

1 Thank Markchale
Huntington Beach, California
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This café recently changed hands and we really wanted to give it a try. Upon entering we met the very cheerful and engaging Megan who had just opened her first restaurant a few weeks prior. Right off we knew she cared about her business and customers. My fiancé and I are on what a strict diet and we always feel... More 

1 Thank SoCalCin
Los Angeles, California
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319 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Cafe Metropole sits right on the main strip, yet the seating area is tucked around the corner. There's tables and chairs with umbrellas in a very cute patio area, where you can sit and enjoy your food while people watching. We found it to be a very relaxing, nice spot to have a bite to eat and rest up. The... More 

Thank GermaicanSpiceGirl
Seattle, Washington
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195 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

A wonderful find with a new owner that loves her craft. All the ingredients were top shelf and the beer selection was excellent. The freshness of the fare put the other spots on the island to shame. In the mad pursuit of a few extra dollars, the quality of Catalina has dropped off over the years, but Megan's new cafe... More 

1 Thank DBuksh

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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?