Forgive the earthquake metaphor, but we’re really excited the Metro Cafe & Bar has taken up residence in Montclair Village. What an nice upgrade from predecessor Royal Ground, complete with real cafe food, coffee, wine and wi-fi.
Most importantly, the Metro sports nice, long hours: 6am-9pm weekdays and 7am-8pm weekends. The place is located at 2058 Mountain Blvd, right in the center of the Village (map).
There are good breakfast options until 11am, especially if you want to grab something beyond the baked goods typically in coffee shops. I can attest to very friendly service today, as they accepted my bagel and lox order a few minutes past the cut-off time. Other menu items include oatmeal, yogurt, fruit and an egg sandwich.
I’ll have to return for lunch or dinner soon, since the mediterranean, nicoise, salmon and chinese chicken salads all sound quite good to me. While there are several hot and cold veggie sandwiches, the hot ham and gruyere catches my eye as well.
We hope the Metro turns into another third-place for the Village, as a real alternative to Peet’s or Crogan’s. Have you tried ’em yet?
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My husband and I went for lunch the other day. I had the Nicoise, and he had the Hot Ham and Gruyere sandwich. Both were great and the service was fast and friendly. The folks working there are great. It’s wonderful to have another dining option in the village and we’ll definitely be going back. We noticed a lot of other people coming in as well so it makes me happy that people are already really supporting it. I encourage all to give it a try. Oh, another thing I should mention is that it looks like they are set up to make individual cups of drip coffee to order which I don’t think anyone else in the village is doing coffee-wise. Awesome.