I love going to Metrio & Co for breakfast. The warm energy, fast service and large portions are a guaranteed winner to kick off any weekend day.
In the past they didn’t have a lot of vegan options to write about – it was more a case of asking for alterations to dishes on the menu to veganise them.
Metrio’s soy cappuccino and grilled mushrooms on toast (requested sans dairy and pesto) have always rocked my breakfast world.
I had never really spotted any serious vegan lunch options, though. Until now.
Just imagine my delight when I recently spotted these babies in the cabinet!
With a grin I quickly asked the waitress: “Do those patties have any egg or dairy in them?”
I held my breath as she went to check with the chef and then returned with the other three most beautiful words in the English language: “No, they’re vegan.”
The Chickpea, Pumpkin & Coconut Patties were served warm and had a soft, creamy texture and delicate, delicious flavour. Matched with the tangy freshness of a Lentil, Fig and Celery Leaf salad and a Bean, Beetroot and Cranberry salad, the overall result was sublime.
Thank you for lifting the bar, Metrio! I look forward to many more vegan breakfasts with you – and now lunches too!
Lisa ButcherOctober 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm (11 years ago)
Yum! Those patty’s look delicious! I look forward to trying this place out! 🙂
* Vegan Sparkles *October 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm (11 years ago)
They were amazing! Definitely go check them out! 🙂
Gabby @ the veggie nookOctober 10, 2012 at 7:50 pm (11 years ago)
Wow, finding anything vegan is usually a victory, but something so delicious sounds?? Amazing find!
* Vegan Sparkles *October 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm (11 years ago)
I know, right? I skipped all the way home. 🙂
SophieOctober 11, 2012 at 12:58 am (11 years ago)
Waw, those patties look outragesly tasty! Just wonderful vegan food!
* Vegan Sparkles *October 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm (11 years ago)
I know! Now I am inspired to re-create them at home. SO GOOD!
BrittanyOctober 11, 2012 at 8:41 am (11 years ago)
“They’re vegan” is probably the best phrase EVER!!! These cakes look amazing!
* Vegan Sparkles *October 11, 2012 at 12:04 pm (11 years ago)
haha, it SO is! 🙂
Eleanor hupferOctober 12, 2012 at 4:50 pm (11 years ago)
So glad you enjoyed your lunch and brekky. As the owner of Metrio & co I love hearing fab feedback. We change our cabinet food daily but most time there are vegan options. If I know I have a following I will endeavor to make sure there is a great selection. Pop in an ask for me so we can have a chat.
* Vegan Sparkles *October 13, 2012 at 11:53 am (11 years ago)
Fabulous! Thanks so much, Eleanor, I will be sure to do so! 🙂