UPDATE: Now closed.
The Metropolitan is a classic cafe favourite. And rightly so. Faded 50s/60s atmos, bohemian credibility and magnificent chips. Brown, crunchy and austere like you might get in a Soviet chippy. Great, reduced, beans, all the juice boiled away to make a lovely beany paste. The egg all pale and interesting and the bacon stringy but nice. A curate's eggbaconchipsandbeans.
The first thing you notice is the green. There's green everywhere. The second thing you notice is the smoke. They really smoke hard in here. There was only three people in this morning but the smoke was so thick it slowed you down.
I really like this place. I can tell I'll be here again. There's all this history underneath the green paint.