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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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
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My son lives in Manhattan, so whenever we visit him we have to eat here. Their breakfast menu is not typical-a little variation on bacon and eggs. They start by offering you coffee or tea while you wait-which is a nice touch! The food is all very good-loved everything I have eaten here. The servers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Middleburg Hts.
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Middleburg Hts.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My son lives in Manhattan, so whenever we visit him we have to eat here. Their breakfast menu is not typical-a little variation on bacon and eggs. They start by offering you coffee or tea while you wait-which is a nice touch! The food is all very good-loved everything I have eaten here. The servers are super friendly!

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Nearly indecipherable manner of managing the seating and front of house. The list is more than just a concept. Don't go mid morning unless you are a small party or are willing to wait an unnecessarily long time.

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Fresh made to order food and accommodating wait staff. Tended to our needs as a family. Good value. Great food. GET THERE EARLY. During busy times there may be a wait.

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Two things about this great place for breakfast and lunch: bring your appetite and (depending on what time you get there) your patience. The food is really good and the portions are really big! If you don't get there at just the right time though there can be a long wait. A very long wait. Once you get a table... More 

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Ft Stewart, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I stopped in here with my children. Service was awesome and food was magnificent. Each of us ordered different items and we sampled each others. Everything was perfect. We loved the coloring pages and crayons being delivered to keep us busy while waiting for our order to be made.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wonderful little restaurant with the best breakfast and brunch in town. Quirky decor and efficient friendly waitstaff make it even better. Only drawback is the often long wait for a table due to this place s popularity.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

3 of us went in for brunch around 1245pm, it took then about 20 mins to seat us as they was busy. The food was great, the wait staff was great, they came by enough times to keep our drinks topped off.

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Manhattan, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A good variety on the menu and the two times I have been there the food was delicious with generous portions.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you show up to The Chef and you didn't send someone ahead to wait for a table or didn't get up at the crack of dawn, you're going to have to wait to be seated. Luckily, the hostess will bring you a cup of hot coffee the way you like it while you wait. The food is amazing and... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The hour long wait on a weekend or game day is very typical, but very much worth it!! You can order a drink and hang outside or inside, even shop a couple of stores down while you wait, but it's really all about the experience. The menu is varied and the food outstanding.

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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
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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