|Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon were
regulars at The Metropolitan in the late 1970s and the old place
briefly appears (to no great effect) in the execrable Clash vehicle
Rude Boy. Even though the frontage is unspectacular this is actually
one of the most exquisite caffs in London. Just down from where
the old much-missed Regent Milk Bar used to be, this longstanding
local features masses of seaside coloured lime n' cream Vitrolite;
two tone walls; original deco mirrors; flesh coloured chequer-board
flooring; a wonderful back serving hatch; brilliantly preserved
seating and tables and stylish moderne lettering above the counter.
Much of the spirit of the Regent Milk Bar lives on here. Unmissable.