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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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06:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Momwa
Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great experience. This place has Very good food, lots of imaginative choices, friendly laid back atmosphere, and huge portions. And I mean huge. Seriously, if it's your first visit, consider sharing a.breakfasft. You can always order more later. Very popular, so expect a wait.

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Thank t d
Manhattan, Kansas
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a favorite breakfast and lunch spot in downtown Manhattan. It nearly always has a line out the door for breakfast and lunch, not open for dinner. Anytime there is a game in town, the Chef is packed with alums back for a meal. Our experience is the service in mediocre, the food is just food, and the waiting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The chef is a fantastic place for breakfast or lunch, and everything in between! Although often packed with a long wait, it's worth it!

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Thank JenO2025
Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A fun local breakfast place that combines the best of a retro vibe (I think the cafe...even the original neon sign...dates back to the 30a or 40a) with fresh, new breakfast offerings. The service is friendly and efficient, the coffee is great and you can choose from a large menu featuring a variety of Eggs Benedict choices to omelettes or... More 

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Thank travelswellAZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The staff of this dining facility are courteous and while a volunteer group was changing outside decorations they brought the crew free coffee to warm them up. The food on the menu is very tasty and not over priced. There is limited seating but every day people wait in line outside in order to enjoy the food. This is a... More 

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Thank Vincent T
Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The Chef has always been consistent in providing great food and service. I enjoy eating pretty much everything on their menu.

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?