Located at 211 Victoria Street, Metropolis was one of Hamilton's longest operating cafes and, along with Cullen's restaurant, was attributed with sparking the revitalisation of Victoria Street's south end in the early 1990s. Originally located in the Le Grand Hotel building, Metropolis moved to its 211 Victoria St location in the mid '90s. After several short term changes in ownership, Metropolis closed down in late 2018.
Local artists that exhibited artworks at Metropolis included Greg Page, who also filmed a music video there for Failsafe band Throw (All Different Things), which starred Justin Harris and Kirstin Marcon. Metropolis was a major sponsor of Contact 89FM during the early 1990s, including the Contact Subcards and the Top 13.