Up until the smoking ban in Ireland, most bars and cafes were not too bothered about investing in their limited outside space. Thankfully with the advent of smoke free zones, they have had to change their attitude. And thanks to that bars and cafes in Ireland, and Dublin in particular, have embraced the outside wining and dining experience.
One cafe which has utilised it’s limited outside area with gusto is the Metro Cafe on the trendy South William st. In fact seated on their elegant French style terrace furniture, under very ample heaters you could imagine yourself on the street in Paris people watching!
Situated as it is in a row of very good cafes it is hard to grasp why I always have made straight for Metro and never felt the need to try its just as pleasant neighbours. Obviously the coffee is good, and the food has always been exactly what I have needed no matter my mood or craving, and the decor is understated comfortable. Maybe it’s the easy and pleasant manner of their staff who in all the years I have gone there – no matter if their faces had changed – have always made me feel welcome with a smile and a discreet efficiency. (Well done to the bosses on their hiring abilities). I suppose in fact it’s all of the above that combine to make Metro what it is.
In a town full of pubs, this cafe more than holds its own.
Metro Cafe | Coffee & tea, Snacks, Restaurants (Cafe style ) | Metro Special € 5.95
43 William Street South | +35316794515
Mon – Wed & Fri 07:45 – 20:00, Thu 07:45 – 21:00, Sat 08:00 – 20:00, Sun 10:00 – 19:00