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Metropolitan Coffee & Wine

In a word: Apocryphal.

Also, closed, according to Facebook.

The specs: #00969   
329 W. Mifflin St., 53703
Details at Yelp

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JM had a limeade and a slice of chocolate cake.
Nichole had a blueberry smoothie.
The bill was $10ish, or $5/person, plus tip.
JM gave Metropolitan Coffee & Wine a B-; Nichole gave Metropolitan Coffee & Wine an A- (see our grading rubric).

Limeade and cakeSometimes in the telling and retelling of what happened at an A to Z stop, the story becomes a little mythic.  Metropolitan Coffee and Wine was just that.

In reality, JM got a limeade and a chocolate cake and Nichole got a blueberry smoothie.  These were neither so awesome that they would normally merit many repeat trips (though work proximity for coffee is a plus for Nichole), but were not roundly terrible either.

Blueberry smoothie

But then, later, a lot of things stopped making sense. In addition to a wide variety of still-in-the-package Hy*Vee baked goods, there were many tchotchke-like things on shelves to be purchased, and maybe a couple of used textbooks, too. A full quarter of the ample downtown footprint was given over to the free-for-customers pool table. There was a bar in back and strange table-as-desk in front of coffee counter. The same young hard-working, barista cum entrepreneur was plying drinks at every hour of the day, and at a later visit, she sold Nichole what seemed like a homemade snack consisting of a thick slice of Italian bread wrapped the crust side around in a thin, slightly sweet egg pancake studded with diced vegetables, and coated on the cut sides with a thin slather of lard and delicious, finely chopped, dry, spicy pork.

Snack

What was going on here?

Or is this just life in the big city?

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