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The Chef Cafe

111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
+1 785-537-6843
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“frittata” (16 reviews)
“hash browns” (12 reviews)
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111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch with friends, great service. Comfort food breakfast served all day. I had a sandwich, massive, with hashbrowns on the side! Perfectly crispy on the outside, soft, almost creamy on the inside. Just a wonderful small town diner.

Thank Pilot93434
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here multiple times and I swear it's always better than the last. They have an amazing selection that makes you take forever to pick just one item! Their drinks are awesome and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. It's always busy so...More

1  Thank Tara P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to The Chef several times during this visit to Manhattan. I can always count on the food being fresh, made right when I order. And the portions are substantial. The variety of dishes gives a lot of choices for a lot of...More

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere and great food! Awesome biscuits and gravy and other specialties. Wait can be long, but totally worth it.

Thank LouAnnT484
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu with interesting twists. Food quality is great as is the staff. Wish they had a bit more room as it can be busy.

Thank slhager67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is excellent and stands out against the rest of the breakfast places. They have the best biscuits and gravy I have ever tried. They even warm up the jelly to put on your toast.

Thank jeanbridges2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was delicious and the portions were huge! They were very accommodating with requests. The wait is long so just be prepared before you go. But it was a huge bonus that they allow you to purchase your beverages before being seated, so you can...More

Thank rhodeswelltraveled
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

This is a must for breakfast or brunch. Be prepared to wait but they give you great coffee and nice people waiting. The food is surperb.hasbrowns crisp, eggs perfect. I had huevos rancheros wonderful. French toast good. Pancakes wonderful. Staff friendly. Atmosphere. The place to...More

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

45 minute wait but it was good food. The coffee was okay but I prefer a darker roast (I am a coffee snob though so my opinion may not count here). The red sliced potatoes were my favorite part, nice amount of spice. Both of...More

Thank Rebecious
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The line outside of the Chef Cafe says it all. The food was really good and the service was great. I love that it is a local restaurant too. It is small and a bit busy but well worth it. They have awesome daily specials...More

Thank dixie C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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