Metro St James, Sydney

Tucked behind Sydney’s St James station, you’ll find Metro St James, a quaint café that plays on the romance of the Paris métro.

Housed in a heritage-listed sandstone building, the bistro has a pleasant leafy outlook and overlooks the chess corner of Hyde Park. The cafe-bistro is a venture from the team behind La Brasserie in Crown Street with Philippe Valet and chef David Bransgrove.

Metro St James, Sydney
Metro St James, Sydney

A combination of alfresco and indoor dining make this casual eatery a hub for the ebb and flow of locals, city workers and tourists. Here, French accents are thick and the bistro fare serves a breakfast and lunch menu as well as bar snacks.

Metro St James, Sydney
Croque Madame

Breakfast has an egg and sourdough focus and includes Croque Madame ($16.50), served sandwich style with very generous sourdough bread and topped with a fried free-range egg. The Café Lunch menu kicks off at noon and carries the theme with giant toasted sandwiches, including the Reuben ($17) with a not so generous filling of Wagyu corned beef, caraway sauerkraut, Swiss Gruyere, Russian dressing & dill pickle on sourdough.

Metro St James, Sydney
The Reuben

Large salads include Pearl Couscous ($16.50) and Chicken Caesar Royale ($18.50). The Bistro Lunch ups the ante from the bread focus and onto mains such as ‘La Brasserie minute steak frites’ with Café de Paris butter and French fries ($28) and wagyu burger ($25).

On Thursdays and Fridays, Metro St James opens till 9 pm and with Kronenbourg 1664 on tap, you can enjoy an apéro in the park.

Metro St James
110 Elizabeth Street (behind St James train station)
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9267 3396
metrostjames.com.au

Breakfast – Mon-Fri: 8.30am to 11.30am
Bistro lunch – Mon-Fri: 12pm to 3pm
Café lunch – Mon-Fri: 12pm to 4pm
Beer garden – Thu-Fri: 5pm to 9pm
Weekend Brunch – 9am to 4pm

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.

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