2538 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97405
For one of the best baguettes in town, try this cozy French bakery. In addition to a slew of fresh breads, including delicious butter croissants, Metropol serves hot soups and sandwiches for lunch. Be sure to check out their stellar three-cheese mac and cheese, as well as the chicken potpie. Desserts include vegan cookies, classically prepared French and Viennese cakes and tortes, seasonal pies and tarts, and laminated all-butter pastries. Vegan and gluten-free options available. Metropol serves organic, fair-trade espresso and coffee, and a range of teas from local J-Tea. It’s one of Eugene’s hidden gems for a tasty lunch.