Cafe Metropole

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 7 reviews )

113 Metropole Ave (at Catalina Island), Avalon, California, USA, 90704

Serves meat, vegan options available. Casual eatery offering a menu of salads, sandwiches, daily soup specials along with fresh fruit smoothies. Food is made to order and served in to-go ware. Has Wi-Fi. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-7:00pm. Closes January month.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, American, Mediterranean, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

7 Reviews

First Review by THEMOVIERAD

Vegan-friendly and delicious - Edit

Upon first glance it may look like there are just a few vegan options but tell the staff you are vegan and they'll reveal most of their dishes can be made vegan. They even have vegan mayo and cheese to do so! We enjoyed vegan street corn, a panini sandwich, and vegan tuna-salad type sandwich. It was all delicious and came with your choice of side dish too. I'd highly recommend this!

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Cute vegan-friendly cafe in Avalon. - Edit

This cafe was really cute. There were two options that could be made vegan, a sandwich and a salad. I loved the salad, the sandwich was ok. I did really appreciate their beautiful outside terrace on that sunny day and the friendly staff. Some live tropical music in the background got me in the island mood.

Updated from previous review on 2017-06-22

Pros: Friendly Staff, Sunny Terrace

Cons: Few Vegan Options, Sandwich was just ok

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Relatively New Ownership - Edit

In speaking with the owner, it turns out that she bought Cafe Metropole in the last year or so. I frequent Avalon and it is apparent she has changed this place for the better. There are a few vegan options on the menu and she and the staff are quite knowledgeable and accommodating of any dietary need. Without even asking, she tells me about their efforts to reduce cross-contamination. They are now doing an avocado toast breakfast and they have great fresh cold pressed juices and shots. For lunch, I recommend their vegetarian panini.

Pros: Very accommodating. Great tasting vegetarian/vegan

Cons: As the only genuinely veg-friendly place on the is

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Great little place - Edit

Very veggie friendly with fresh produce and a gluten free fryer for sweet potato fries. Menu is small and mainly sandwiches and salads but has all the staples for a good veggie panini or sandwich. (Gluten free bread is available)
We walked around for ages before we found this little cafe (Avalon sucks for vegetarians) and we were delighted with the place. If you are in Avalon, do yourself a favor and head there and save yourself a lot of time looking at everyone elses menus.

Pros: Good value, Friendly staff, Organic when possible

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Unexpected Pleasure - Edit

I'm here in Catalina for just the day and didn't prepare any food. I hopped on here and saw that this place has felafel's and I was like ohhhh yeah. I soon as I ordered, the cashier notice I was only getting vegan options and stopped me to ask if I was a vegan because the white flat bread has whey in it. I knew I was in the right place. It was a great felafel! (BEWARE PICTURED FELAFEL ABOVE IS WITH THE WHITE FLAT BREAD AND THEREFORE NOT VEGAN!)

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Good Option on Catalina - Edit

Saw this place listed on HappyCow when I was planning my trip to Catalina a few weeks back. Ate here and enjoyed it. Our server was very accommodating to veggie inquiries & requests.

Both the roasted vegetable plate and the falafels were delicious, and the lemonade was good, too.

A good place to get veggie food when in Avalon / Catalina.

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Vegan Mecca for Catalina - Edit

I'm a vegan from the South Bay who came over to Avalon for the Memorial Day Weekend. After a day and a half of bean and rice burritos from a near by Mexican restaurant I stumbled across the Metropole Cafe. Wow was I glad! The owner is very nice and offers some great vegan options such as the soy chorizo breakfast burrito with avocados and soy cheese. That was a tasty, hearty meal. The Metropole also offers a vegan pizza with assorted veggies and soy cheese that is phenomenal. I also highly recommend their homemade lemonade. I hope The Metropole continues to offer vegan dishes as they will be my first stop everytime I come to Catalina. I'd like to give the Metropole Cafe 5 cows but won't let me because they serve meat. A+

Pros: great staff, great food, fairly priced

Cons: not open for dinner

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