Restaurant Review: Cafe Metropol, Downtown L.A. (update)

I recently went back to Cafe Metropol and tried some new things. You don’t mind if I update my review, do you?

This is in the industrial part of town, near the Santa Fe Train Station (which is now an architecture school). This looks very much like a bar, but it isn’t. It is very nice inside. I’m surprised that there weren’t more people on a Monday night because the food is very good. (I ought to know because I usually don’t like food.) My granddaughter explained to me that most of the people come during the daytime on break from their jobs downtown. So if you’re looking for a discrete place to meet someone special, try Cafe Metropol on a weeknight.

And when you come, you should have the special soup. It is a Beef Vegetable Soup, and it is the best homemade soup you have ever had. I was extra nice, so they brought me some extra broth. But if you come here, don’t eat anything else because they have very good desserts.

Tonight I had Flourless Chocolate Cake. This is like a sundae. It has ice cream with a lot of goop on it. It is very rich and very good. I was surprised to hear that there is cake in it. It is too good to be real. How does it taste? It tastes like it shouldn’t taste like that. And it tastes like a candy bar. I think that it is better than a sundae because I ate in on a Tuesday. You need a whole family to eat it–or you can finish it all on your own, if nobody’s looking.

When we asked our server to send our complements to the chef, we discovered that our server made the desert. I think he is so good he should open his own place. I thought we must have gotten his skills from his mother, but when I suggested that, he told me that she is a horrible cook. In fact, we discovered that we both got Boston Market to cater Thanksgiving one year!


I recently went back to Cafe Metropol and tried some new things. You don’t mind if I update my review, do you?

This is in the industrial part of town, near the Santa Fe Train Station (which is now an architecture school). This looks very much like a bar, but it isn’t. It is very nice inside. I’m surprised that there weren’t more people on a Monday night because the food is very good. (I ought to know because I usually don’t like food.) My granddaughter explained to me that most of the people come during the daytime on break from their jobs downtown. So if you’re looking for a discrete place to meet someone special, try Cafe Metropol on a weeknight.

And when you come, you should have the special soup. It is a Beef Vegetable Soup, and it is the best homemade soup you have ever had. I was extra nice, so they brought me some extra broth. But if you come here, don’t eat anything else because they have very good desserts.

Tonight I had Flourless Chocolate Cake. This is like a sundae. It has ice cream with a lot of goop on it. It is very rich and very good. I was surprised to hear that there is cake in it. It is too good to be real. How does it taste? It tastes like it shouldn’t taste like that. And it tastes like a candy bar. I think that it is better than a sundae because I ate in on a Tuesday. You need a whole family to eat it–or you can finish it all on your own, if nobody’s looking.

When we asked our server to send our complements to the chef, we discovered that our server made the desert. I think he is so good he should open his own place. I thought we must have gotten his skills from his mother, but when I suggested that, he told me that she is a horrible cook. In fact, we discovered that we both got Boston Market to cater Thanksgiving one year!

But even if his mother can’t cook, it’s okay if he can make my desert. I told him that if he ever opened his own store I would be his first customer. (It’s lines like that that ensure I always get extra broth for my soup.) For now, I’ll just have to find him at Cafe Metropol.

Back to the dessert and my final thoughts on dinner: you better get me out of here. I should not be eating this: it is too good.

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See this review and Cutie’s other dining adventures at Yelp:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/cafe-metropol-los-angeles#hrid:3Qrcy_3io_2Y8d1-eni8xA