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The Chef Cafe

111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
+1 785-537-6843
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“frittata” (18 reviews)
“hash browns” (16 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We've been here twice now. The breakfast is excellent!! I cannot say enough good about this little place

Thank dianecM8249YT
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the best restaurant in Manhattan and maybe Kansas for breakfast. You have to wait in the line, but believe me it's worth the wait!

Thank aspasaki84
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in downtown Manhattan and stopped in to get out of the cold. Looking through the menu I found a breakfast pizza. Never had one for breakfast so I decided to give it a try. This is one of the best pizzas I have...More

1  Thank ogrunewa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It took us almost a year to get here. Waited until the middle of the week, bright and early and subfreezing temperatures-and there was an empty table. Well worth the wait. Excellent food, excellent service. We look forward to making more frequent visits.

Thank Joan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love brunch, and this place is the best in town if you don't mind the wait on the weekends! Biscuits and gravy is good, and my husband loved the breakfast burrito. But its really good for any meal!

Thank Kelly H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many, I wanted to like this place because everyone seems to love it. I have been three times now. Everytime I go, the service has been awful. Firstly, the place is tiny. Tiny and popular. Almost every morning there will be a line out...More

Thank Ty V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food. Poor service. Waitress never refilled any drinks but in the last moment, gave us cups to go. I had the crab cake bennie. They were very good. Potatoes were a little burnt and need sauce (a little hot sauce worked wonders). Coffee very...More

Thank J P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast meals. I was miffed that my over easy eggs were broken with one firmly cooked yolk. I didn't want to delay anyone else so I did not send them back. Pancakes are first rate. Excellent flavor and consistency. The home style potatoes...More

Thank jlencap
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't get it. I really don't get the big deal. My friends rave about this place like it's the first time they ever had brunch. There's always a long line which I thought is indicative of a good restaurant. Nope. The food here is...More

Thank Marco K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food in a great setting. Wonderful place to meet friends, walkable from downtown hotels. It can be quite busy on the weekends, especially if the 'Cats are playing so plan some time to wait, if the weather is nice benches outside are a part...More

Thank Marcia B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 785-537-6843
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