At a beloved local spot like Metropolitan Bakery, don't be surprised when you find a line stretched nearly to the door and scant seats available. Metropolitan Bakery tends to be busy. You can just swing in, though, and grab one of the popular breakfast sandwiches and a cup of coffee and be on your way to work.
Either way, remember to savor your fare. The Rittenhouse location, one of several locations scattered around Philly, showcases Metropolitan Bakery's signature breads on a daily basis. Pick up a loaf of cracked wheat to bookend your next sandwich, or try the French baguette as an accompaniment to salad and pasta at dinner tonight. You can also grab something sweeter like a brownie or cupcake, or stop in for a full lunch. Metropolitan Bakery offers light fare such as grilled cheese sandwiches, wraps, and soups as well as a few meat-free options.
262 S. 19th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103