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Cafe Metro

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1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10020-1001
+1 212-391-7800
06:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 23:30
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Weyburn, Canada
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170 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This cafe has a lovely set up with different stations. Those with me tried various items and all were incredibly huge portions. We all agreed the salad station was the best and one salad is easily a complete meal for two people. You select from a choice of greens and then add choices of 2 proteins, and a large number... More 

Thank blkWeyburn
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525 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food is filling and flavorful but service is painstakingly slow (only one cashier during a particularly busy morning rush hour). Prices are reasonable, especially given the location of the place.

Thank gboi77
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We found this cafe by chance and the food was great. It was quite close to our hotel so we came most mornings for a filling breakfast. The food is freshly made and very enjoyable. Lovely salad and chilled food. We bought the fresh fruit daily and was lovely. Coffee and hot chocolate's were great. Staff very friendly and helpful... More 

Thank loobylou2007
New York City, New York
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605 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

It's not cheap, but I get takeout breakfast here every day. They do eggs and other breakfast to order and do it quick. There's good service and good food. It's often busy at meal times with office workers and it's not cheap, but I still highly recommend it if you need a quick meal and you are in Midtown.

Thank ClintPage
Kenner, Louisiana
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408 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

we were looking for a fast place to get some food options - including breakfast and lunch so decided to try Cafe Metro Cafe Metro offers up prepared sandwiches and soups but they also have sandwiches, salads and pastas that can be customized with your specific sauce and ingredients. There are a lot of options available to customize to your... More 

Thank 0504Traveller
Casablanca, Morocco
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

the localisation is great specially when its sunny. The food is cheaper, there, therefor u must know exactly what you want, because the staff isnt really helpful. too bad the wifi isnt present.

Thank kinderk k
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

My wife and I got hungry after a morning of strolling through Central Park, shopping and checking out Rockefeller Center. My wife and I both got the made to order salads and they were very good. There is a crazy selection of different lettuce/spinach and toppings - seriously, pretty much anything that you can think of (different meat, vegetables, cheeses,... More 

Thank Greg A
Boston, Massachusetts
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192 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We stayed in midtown west and were looking for a quick breakfast that was not a Starbucks experience, nor a sit-down experience. Our concierge recommended Cafe Metro (several throughout the city) and we got just what we were looking for. Order and pay at the counter, prepared fairly quickly, with samples displayed so you have a visual on what you're... More 

Thank mlizBoston
Westfield, Indiana
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Yes it is a chain, but they serve nice pastas and sandwiches and salads - made to order. Always good if you are in a bit of a hurry. Enjoyed my salad and still regretting not getting that scrumptious looking brownie!!

Thank PAHWestfield
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

My wife and I both loved this place. Calling it a cafe is a little of a reach, but it is a great little deli. We both got salads. The "small" salad was probably big enough for both of us. Everything was fresh and they will put whatever you want on it.

Thank Chuck Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:30
06:00 - 23:30
06:00 - 23:30
06:00 - 23:30
06:00 - 23:30
06:00 - 23:30
06:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10020-1001
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-391-7800

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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?

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