264 S. 19th St.
Phone: 215.545.6655; website
Status: Opened today at 7:30 a.m.
James Barrett and Wendy Smith Born just cut the ribbon on Metropolitan Cafe, which opened up next door to the 19th Street outpost of Metropolitan Bakery on Rittenhouse Square. Metropolitan Cafe will have twenty seats for those dining in.
Beyond the usual bready goodness, chef Barrett is whipping up an extensive menu filled with three kinds of grilled cheese, sandwiches, pizzas, salads, pot pies, pretzels, and house cured meats. The menu will rotate seasonally, and feature whatever fresh ingredients they can get their hands on. For you coffee people, GreenStreet Coffee Roasters is the in-house beanage, and they'll have Premium Steap teas, as well. Sadly there will be no takeout at this location for those of you on the go.