...A chocolate walhalla, ice-cream parlor, espresso bar, pastry studio. A space for lovers of the finest chocolate and ice cream, in a bustling entourage, right in the historic centre of Amsterdam.
A place where everything is home-made, with fresh and organic ingredients. The place where people are allured to come inside because of the delicious smells of cacao and freshly baked products.
Metropolitan is headed by Dutch chocolate pioneer Kees Raat.
It all started in august 2009. Keest Raat found the perfect place in the Warmoesstraat for his newest adventure: Metropolitan. Daily he makes the best fresh Italian ice-cream, and delicious chocolade with beans from the Dominican Republic. Meanwhile different restaurants in Amsterdam, including ANNA and Fifteen, use Metropolitan's ice-cream for their desserts. Come discover the world of ice-cream and chocolate while enjoying a ristretto, espresso or cappuccino.
The chocolate at Metropolitan is home made in a bar-to-bean process. The cuban beans, for example, are grilled first, then crushed and rolled until is a pure form of chocolate which is the basis for all their chocolate products. This basis consists of 70% cacao extracts, but also with milk chocolate with only 40% is in the assortment.
Metropolitan has 25 different ice-cream flavours, from sorbet to gelato. It's important that the ice-cream is only made with biological products: milk from a farm just outside of Amsterdam, Brazilian cane sugar, fresh fruit and nuts.
You will step into a little Italy at Metropolitan: a quick espresso at the bar or a gelato in the sun outside. Almost all products are home-made and the shop is open seven days a week from 9am - 10pm.
Metropolitan doesn't sell only home made products but also some special fair-trade brands: Greneda Chocolate Company, Original Beans, Pacari (Ecuador), Akesson’s (Madagaskar), Valrhona, Lovechock, Amano and Gorilla.
Daily 9am - 10pm