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Metro Cafe is everybody’s favorite secret restaurant, a faux-’50s diner attached to a stucco chain motel that just happens to serve steamed trout on garlicky greens alongside its patty melts and chef salads, white-bean soup flavored with ham imported from a Santa Monica deli. If the owners are feeling charitable, there may be crepes for dessert, special, secret crepes stuffed with Nutella and raspberry jam. Shhhh. Parking in Travelodge lot.
When we first moved to LA, a longtime resident asked us if we wanted to see the biggest parking lot in the world. "Sure, why not?" we answered, because we're suckers. "Go to the 405," he answered, ... More »
Photo by Anne Fishbein AT FIRST AND MAYBE EVEN second glance, Metro Café might be one of the least promising restaurants in Los Angeles, a faux-’50s diner attached to a stucco chain motel in Culver City; its sign a glowing replica, its roster of... More »
With a great menu of Serbian food, why talk about Metro Café's turkey burger? Because when you don't feel like the awesome Serbian salad (sometimes with my own twist, ahi tuna), or the white-bean-and-ham soup (from proprietor Saša Stankovic's mother's recipe), or the zucchini pancakes or goulash or chevapchichi, and you just feel like some comfort food, you should go for the turkey burger. It may not be making the rounds of the food blogs, and it's neither as exciting nor as... More »