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The Chef Cafe

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111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
+1 785-537-6843
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07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Manhattan, Kansas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed today NEW 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.

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Thank suppie1981
illinois
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank k_swiss82
South Dakota
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Charmaine H
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Debbie M
Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank HomeDallas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food & service! Always a wait, so be prepared. Very much worth it! Love the location & vibe of the restaurant.

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Thank Kenyon D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The Buenos Dias Frittata is DA BOMB! Went with kids, husband, and in-laws. Eve was very friendly. Overall, I WOULD DEFINITELY GO AGAIN!!!!!!

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Thank Casey E
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

As I'm trying to eat low carb, the meat lovers Frittata I enjoyed today at The Chef in Manhattan filled the bill and my stomach! Chalk full of bacon, ham and sausage this ample portion of egg and meaty goodness was a keeper! The friendly staff was attentive to this diner and made for a pleasant experience.

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Thank Daniel S
Manhattan, Kansas
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83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I'm not saying The Chef is bad, it's not. I've been there several times to eat now and sometimes the food is really killer, but the problem I do have is that it can seriously be hit or miss. I recently had one of the breakfast pizzas and couldn't get enough! The week before, I had the breakfast burrito and... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Such good food for breakfast and brunch - but be warned that it's so good that everyone wants to eat there - so it's often very crowded. Not a lot of waiting space.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
06:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 14:00
Thursday
06:00 - 14:00
Friday
06:00 - 14:00
Saturday
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?