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The Chef Cafe

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111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
785-537-6843
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing food

The food and selection are both great! The only issue is the seating is limited so be prepared to wait 5-10 mins. Honestly though it adds to the atmosphere which is wonderful. I'll eat here again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Fredric S
via mobile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and selection are both great! The only issue is the seating is limited so be prepared to wait 5-10 mins. Honestly though it adds to the atmosphere which is wonderful. I'll eat here again.

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Thank Fredric S
Manchester, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great staff, relaxed atmosphere, good food and reasonable prices. What more could you want? If your idea of a classy b-fast joint is IHOP or Denny's, this place is probably not for you. If you prefer an indepent, unique spot and don't mind paying a couple bucks more, then go here.

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Thank Dr_JCO
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is cozy and friendly. The wait was long but the staff was wonderful and they handed out coffee while we waited. Their food is some typical diner fare along with some very delicious things like salmon eggs Benedict. Well worth the wait!

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Thank addiecat2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The steak and eggs were perfect. Very tender steak. The cottage fries had a good seasoning. Large portions.

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Thank Diann J
Queensland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

The biscuits and gravy is amazing. Everything else is great too. I often get the Grant, which has bacon and eggs and hash browns with the B&G. Do stop in a give them a go.

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Thank Brandon F
Buena Vista, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Their food is so good. I would recommend it. The staff are very friendly as well. It is located in the downtown area but the parking is kind of limited. You may have to walk a half a block or so. We have eaten there 3 times and every time it was so good.

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Thank 504Happycamper
Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have been known to eat here 5 -6 times a week. Great Classic breakfast and a spin on extra flavor and unique features. Best waitstaff ever. You ladies make our day when we share the dining experience with you. Must be a great place to work as well since some of the staff have been there from nearly day... More 

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Thank Smokinhart
Wichita
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212 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Our game day wait was close to an hour, made pleasant by the server at the counter who pours coffee and hot chocolate to those who ask. The menu includes a wide variety of breakfast items from traditional to creative. It was difficult to decide on just one. The food and service were very good. We didn't feel rushed, but... More 

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Thank Mary1675
Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The chef is a great place to have breakfast or lunch. Creative food. And courteous staff. I like this place.

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Thank Richard S
Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Great selection, good service, great specials, would go every day of I could! THE go-to place for breakfast in Manhattan.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Manhattan
  • Phone Number: 785-537-6843

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?