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Metro Bakery & Cafe

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6 Allen Street, Hanover, NH 03755
+1 603-643-2245
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Chicago
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is a good place to visit if you are looking for something quick to eat, or just want to hang out and chat. The quiches were very good and the brioche was excellent.

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Norwich, Vermont
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63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

Quick bagel for breakfast... Very weird... Nothing in display, no prices for bagels, when I asked how much is dozen bagels girl behind counter didn't know! So we left and bought bagels at Co-Op.....

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1 Thank Czeee
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

I've been in the area since 2005- having experienced the hay day of Bagel Basement as a student and the unfortunate but necessary closure. Back in the day, Bagel Basement was a place that could handle crowds of students and serve them delicious breakfast sandwiches and a vast selection of drinks (please bring back the Gatorade). Now, it seems that... More 

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Thank etapley
MetroBakery, General Manager at Metro Bakery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know how we are doing. Running a small business is what I love to do and can be significantly challenging at times. I agree our service has been less than it should the last several months and I respect your candid review. I have been distracted from the daily management for personal reasons since last... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

I remember when this place was the Bagel Basement. Wow have things have changed. This is a GREAT place for fresh, home-made, all natural breads, sandwiches, and pastries. Not sure what the "terrible" review is for, I assume a disgruntled employee because everything about the Metro is just terrific. Great job cleaning all that garbage out and creating a truly... More 

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Austin, TX
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

This cafe is really wonderful! I met a young woman on the stairs and asked her if she'd ever been here before. She said yes enthusiastically and recommended the Famous #2. I took her advice, and it was indeed a delicious and inspired breakfast sandwich: brie, sprouts, tomato, red onion, basil, homemade honey mustard on a fresh parmesan black pepper... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

I love the new Metro Cafe! Coming down from a Starbucks/Boloco filled Hanover into this quiet bistro is nothing short of relief. It is without a doubt the only cafe of it's kind in the area. The atmosphere is laidback and homey, the staff and manager are always friendly and eager to please, and the food always hits the spot,... More 

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Durham, New Hampshire, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

This underground bakery and cafe is an awesome place to hang out and grab a fast and delicious lunch. Fresh muffins and fluffy delectable bagels make it an easy choice for anyone stopping by Hanover to decide where to stop and get a refreshing meal. Everyone say goodbye to the old crumby Bagel Basement and welcome the Metro Bakery and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

This place has taken a straight nose dive since the good ol' days of Bagel Basement. Quality of food is so-so: unless you like stale, surprisingly untoasty "toasted" flavorless bagels. I can say that the veggie cream cheese is good, besides that food is overall eh. What is probably the cherry on top of this low quality dumpy "bistro" is... More 

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1 Thank evvvvvvva
MetroBakery, General Manager at Metro Bakery & Cafe, responded to this review

I'm at a loss as to how to respond with grace and compassion because it is difficult to believe this customer's experience. Our bagels are made fresh everyday. I am the GM, a trained baker and pastry chef, who makes the dough the afternoon before and arrives every morning at 4 am to bake the bagels, so they are fresh,... More 

Hanover, New Hampshire, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

Wow! I'm an old Hanoverite, but METRO is already A+ in my book for food and customer service! Today, Friday, I just wanted a toast and tea for a late lunch. Tried a bakery, where I was told, "We don't make toast.", tried a restaurant where I sat at a counter for 5 minutes and was not even acknowledged. Ran... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

I used to be a huge fan of Bagel Basement but the quality has gone way down since new management took over earlier in the year. You can still get a yummy sandwich on occasion but it's iffy. There are better options in Hanover in the same price range.

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Thank cbsmba
MetroBakery, General Manager at Metro Bakery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know how we are doing. Our customers' comments are the most valuable assets we have to improve our work as managers, chefs, customer service members and bakers. You mention one of the hardest challenges we face in the food industry, which is how to bring to our customers choices that are delicious, reasonably priced and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9
Cuisine
Cafe, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Allen Street, Hanover, NH 03755
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Hanover
  • Phone Number: +1 603-643-2245
Description
Underground scratch bakery and cafe, serving breakfast all day, and housemade soups and sandwiches for lunch, made with locally sourced natural fresh ingredients.

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