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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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Today
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Best. Breakfast. Ever!!!

I have eaten here several times while visiting my son in Manhattan. The food is tasty, service is friendly. Allow yourself a little extra time on weekends because they are busy-but worth the wait! They will even offer you a beverage to enjoy while waiting for your table.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Jamaof9
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Middleburg Hts.
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Middleburg Hts.
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have eaten here several times while visiting my son in Manhattan. The food is tasty, service is friendly. Allow yourself a little extra time on weekends because they are busy-but worth the wait! They will even offer you a beverage to enjoy while waiting for your table.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The only advice I can give is to request your whites cooked when you order over easy eggs...for some reason over easy means runny whites at this restaurant. It's the perfect spot if you're craving comfort food. The biscuits and gravy is the best in town. The space and people create a great buzz and it feels like community when... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

A good place to go for breakfast! It is located within walking distance of hotels and the mall. If you are visiting the area it is worth the trip. Service was prompt and the

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Abiquiu, New Mexico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great Cafe. Brilliant for breakfast & lunch. Friendly owners & staff. Great food & coffee. Fun place to meet friends.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Love the atmosphere and food. It's a small place so come ready to grab a cup of coffee and wait, but it'll be worth it! Now if I could convince them to sell their homemade jam in bulk...

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Manhattan, KS
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love our local restaurant scene, and The Chef is one of my favorites. I could eat breakfast for every meal, and my favorite on their menu is the Buenos Dias frittata with hash browns. Also love the fajita scramble. There isn't a lot of space, so I usually go a little early for lunch.

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Manhattan, Kansas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The chef has wonderful food and very friendly service! I think it speaks for itself when at any point of the morning you can walk on the door and expect to be placed on a wait list! The staff does great to make sure your wait is bearable by offering you drinks while you wait, and updating you as they... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Sunday Brunch is worth the wait! Guests in the know call to be put on the wait list before they head out. Home style potatoes are the obvious choice if you are debating on your sides. Staff is very courteous and attentive--even for this tea drinker. Veggie wrap was delicious and eggs were cooked to perfection--a major feat for a... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I'm not a huge fan of the Chef, which is borderline blasphemous in Manhattan. I've been twice now in the last year, and I didn't write a review last time because I just wasn't sure. The wait to get in is always insane, the location isn't great, etc. But this time, I got what people love about it: it's a... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Great food, super service, bustling atmosphere with awesome tunes playing in the background! It is a very popular place but space is limited so expect to wait... overall i would say it is worth it!

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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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