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The Chef Cafe

111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
+1 785-537-6843
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“frittata” (17 reviews)
“hash browns” (15 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 1 week ago

I've had just about everything on the menu and this place never disappoints! Try the Grant...best thing on the menu by far. I've never had a bad experience.

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Several times we have driven by The Chef and kept on going seeing the line of people outside. We were in Manhattan midweek, and thought we would have a chance. At 8AM we got the last table. Their breakfast is special. I enjoyed a cheesy...More

Thank NancyinDerby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favorite place to go for breakfast in Manhattan. Love the breakfast burrito and you have to try the biscuit and fresh home made strawberry jam.

Thank Matt D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go for the eats, try the Bloody Mary if you dare!! Usually a wait, but it's worth it. You will not be disappointed!

Thank Mark O
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

The Chef Cafe is definitely the place for great, made from scratch breakfast in Manhattan. Service is top notch and the atmosphere is comfortable and homey. They also have some great specials and have a bar for a little hair of the dog!

Thank rpi0610
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Told by 4 different locals this was the best breakfast in town, NO LIE! This was an excellent breakfast with a true cornucopia of breakfast delights. Wife had some great eggs bennie though the eggs were not poached, ("We don't do poach"), and the home...More

Thank 1Mark41
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Large family gathering - 20 of us, needed three tables! They couldn’t set us all at one but managed us quite nicely. Great menu selection and super friendly staff - part of our group was German and we were fortunate to have a server that...More

Thank Shawna L
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Have been coming here a few times a year for 5-6 years, and I’ve never left hungry or disappointed. There is frequently a line, regardless of the day, so get up early and start your day right. Every last detail is well done, breakfast wise,...More

Thank Sam M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The food reminds you of a good home cooked meal. We love the one with the hash browns with chili and cheese on top. Yum Yum

Thank NancyW W
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

It's worth the wait! We loved this quirky little breakfast joint. Both The Grant (biscuits and gravy, hash browns, bacon, and eggs) and the Dang Quesadilla (what is that crispy crepe-like shell?) were fantastic.

Thank LaChatNoir
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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