Cafe Metropol

(213) 613-1537 | View Website

923 E 3RD St Ste 101, Los Angeles, CA | Directions   90013

34.046627 -118.234239

Open Hours

Monday To Friday From 08:00 AM To 10:00 PM Saturday From 10:00 AM To 11:00 PM Sunday From 10:00 AM To 03:00 PM

 
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Payment Methods: Cash

Neighborhoods: Civic Center / Little Tokyo, Downtown, Central LA

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Cafe Metropol

From The Owners of Cafe Metropol

Relax with a cappuccino and a fresh and tasty panini at this downtown Los Angeles European cafe.

Menu
Seasonal House, Chopped, Greek, Beets, Endive, Sesame Ginger Chicken, Seared Yellow Fin Tuna, Poached Salmon, Soup Du Jour, Bruschetta... more

Reviews for Cafe Metropol

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

I can get Coq au Vin in the Arts District? – Metropol is good food, casual atmosphere, and no frills. They have a good wine selection and Rocco the manager always lines up pretty good Jazz for Friday and Saturday evenings. He also spends a lot of time making sure good wines are on the menu! Friday and Saturday from 8-10 live music always something different from Nick Mancini(personal favorite) to colburn students and everything in between.

It is hidden completely in this alley in the Arts District. The only reason I went is because my friend knows the place well because there is a famous graffiti wall right in front of it. What a great surprise!

Truffled Mac & Cheese is delicious! Asiago and smoked gouda cheese finished in truffle oil. A grown up take on a kid classic.

Now they are open late and serve food till 10:30 pm on Thu, Fri, and Sat. I hear their Sunday brunch is good too.

Recommends
over a year ago

Editorial Review – Relax with a cappuccino and a fresh and tasty panini at this downtown Los Angeles European cafe.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

one of my favorite places in los angeles!!! – wow--i'm so shocked to read these two bad/mediocre reviews of one of my favorite los angeles hideaways!! i live a block away and go to metropol often, and i've honestly had nothing but good experiences there. service excellent, ambiance chic enough to be impressive but comfortable enough to be cozy, great live music on the weekends, rarely too crowded (though even when it's packed, there's never a long wait), prices affordable, fabulous people-watching, and best of all, DELICIOUS food! the endive salad is my eternal favorite, though i also really love the pizzas and pastas. tasty wine selection too...

haven't done breakfast there since that started, but i do grab the occasional cup of coffee in the mornings and have been very happy with the quality and bang-for-my-(literally one)-buck.

sorry to hear others have had some unfortunate experiences, but i can't help but highly recommend this place. it's one of my top five favorite places to frequent!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

overpriced and lousy – I'd eaten lunch here once before my wife and I shared an overpriced pizza albeit edible. I decided to try breakfast there and it was terrible I've never had a worse hollandaise or been so confused as to how someone could ruin berries and granola. My wife had one bite of some sort of breakfast sandwich before calling it quits. Not pleasurable at all, maybe if you lived upstairs and had been up drinking all night. I'm not sure about the rest of the menu although from the looks of it a lot could go wrong. I can't see how this place can stay open for breakfast, it was virtually deserted except for a couple of dreary eyed employees. It's a shame though as a descent restaurant could do well right there it's a little scummy but it's getting cleaner. If your in the neighborhood for lunch save yourself the trouble and eat at the sushi restaurant next door it's not bad.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Nice dining experience – I must admit I'm not an expert on European cuisine and this was my first time here. But good food is good food. My wife and I went on a Thursday night. It wasn't crowed; maybe just five parties. The waiter was friendly enough. He recommended some dishes and some drinks. My wife had the lobster ravioli. She loved it. I had the kobe burger. It was delicious. The bread they serve could be better. They have 50% off burgers on Thursday between 5-8pm, albeit you buy a beer or some type of drink. Again, this place is not spectacular, but we enjoyed it. ( It did help that we left the kids with grandpa).

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

THE OTHER REVIEWS ARE WRONG.... – Apparently the previous reviewers aren't familiar with European cuisine. This place was great - it wasn't crowded, there was plenty of parking, the wait staff was very friendly, the music rocked and the food was great. It's a European style coffee shop...don't have high expectations. Soups, sandwiches and hot plates, but the food is all very healthy and fresh. They also have a European bend on the food (i.e.: they use butter instead of mayo on the sandwiches), so just read ahead and modify the dishes to fit your tastes. I had the Belta sandwich - Bacon, Egg, Lettuce, Tomato, and Avocado. So good...

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Tastes like expensive cardboard. – What a mistake ordering a bottle of wine, the live music was so loud and so terrible that I immediately thought, "We should have bought it by the glass instead, then we could have left sooner." I've been here for lunch, a meal that I have lower expectations for - paninis were not that great, fries lackluster (but they are "oven baked" = bland). Actually, all the food was bland and the salmon was overdone and tough. The pre-dinner bread was tasteless, overall - I have to agree with the below review about Souplantation, as we giggled and faux-wished we were there. Save your money. $50 = bottle of wine, salad, appetizer. Nothing else. I suspect this place stays in business due to SCI-Arc and the surrounding Loft District.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Not impressed – I read about this restaurant in the LOS ANGLES magazine article. I had heard about the Panini's that the editor commented on so I went with expectations. I was let down they had excellent ingredients but something made it terribly BLAH. I think they need to use better tasting bread. The area looks like it was abandoned some time ago, but Lofts are starting to come in down in that area so I guess it will catch on soon. On the Weekends they have live music and they do serve liquor so maybe it has potential. Plenty of free parking on the weekends.

Doesn't Recommend
1.5
over a year ago

last resort.... – There isn't much else in the artists's district, but that's no excuse for serving over-priced sandwiches and salads. I've had better at souplantation

 

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