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The Chef Cafe

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111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
+1 785-537-6843
06:00 - 14:00
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Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Manhattan, Kansas
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is our favorite place for breakfast in Manhattan. Always busy so be prepared to stand in line while you wait but they give you tea or coffee while you wait. Very homey with fantastic food.

Thank ksmary206
Level Contributor
28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't come here expecting to be sat immediately. Came in, had a 45 minute wait. When we got our table, the service was super quick! Everyone I was with enjoyed their food, the huevos rancheros I got were delicious. My friend enjoyed her Dang Quesidilla! Great brunch place, not crazy expensive.

Thank Sidney D
Manhattan, Kansas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The cafe serves homestyle food at reasonable prices! It is small but good! It's location is in downtown

Thank SunflowerSue37
West Lafayette, Indiana
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing experience at The Chef. Great food, and with a bit of a twist. Staff was attentive and helpful with making a selection, as well as keeping our drinks filled.

Thank Melissa G
Kansas City, Kansas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service are wonderful. I highly recommend this place to everyone that stays or travels through Manhattan.

Thank rebeccamikesic
Manhattan, Kansas
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food with a small town feel. Great place to have a casual breakfast with family. Not a place to eat if you are in a hurry or are looking to grab something quick. The dinner is small and they are usually on a wait on the weekends. I recommend the bananas foster pancakes.

Thank suppie1981
Level Contributor
50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their food and service are great, but there is almost always a long wait. With the restaurant being so tiny you should expect to wait outside.

Thank k_swiss82
South Dakota
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Chef came highly recommended by the local CVB, Meet Manhattan and is apparently ranked the best brunch in Kansas (can't remember by whom). They did not disappoint. A line out the door isn't uncommon, but luckily we were able to leave our name and stroll around downtown for a bit. The interior is quaint and fun. I ordered the... More 

Thank Charmaine H
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I visited in February with my family and the food & staff were amazing. Having recently returned, this time on my own, the service & food has continued to be exceptional. It's never easy dining in a place on your own, especially when you are new in town & all the way over from England, but this place makes you... More 

Thank Debbie M
Dallas, Texas
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Actually went for lunch, but saw everyone having yummy breakfast food - no one is going hungry!!!! Great service. I had a nice chicken/spinach sandwich the prettiest fruit salad.

Thank HomeDallas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?