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The Chef Cafe

111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
785-537-6843
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Ranked #4 of 145 restaurants in Manhattan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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- Aug 19, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We love The Chef! The food is unique and delicious! The homemade strawberry Jam that is served hot will change your life! OK, maybe not but it's worth licking the bowl. The "Dang Quesadilla" is one of my favorites, as well as the biscuits and gravy. The wait staff is always friendly, the owner greats you at the door. It's... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Heard about this place from friends and from TripAdvisor. It's my daughters first year at Kstate at vet school. We arrived at 9 am on a Sunday and had about a 20 minute wait but they give you coffee as you wait. Inside you'll find a great atmosphere and a full menu. I had the quesadilla which was unusual but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great food. For a person who loves to eat breakfast, this is the place to go. They have some many choices of dishes to choose from. I'll be going back for sure.

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Springfield, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Breakfast restaurant that has a cozy urban feel to it. Usually a wait but they will serve you a beverage while you are waiting. If they don't offer one ask for it, it makes the wait seem shorter. I've tried several things on the menu and it was all good but I didn't order anything creative. The brewed coffee they... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a cool place to go for breakfast because options are really limited in MHK. I really wish the restaurant would cut the menu in half, focus on a few dishes and perfect them. There's always a long wait, so either plan on going really early or head there for a very late brunch to avoid the weekend crowd.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I tried the Eggs Benedict, one of my favorite dishes. The plate I was served had some sort of abominable squirts of yellow glue squeezed onto it that was supposed to be the Hollandaise sauce. It was awful. It was the worst Eggs Benedict I ever had in my life and I could not eat it. My wife had bacon... More

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14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great place for breakfast ! One of those places where the locals dine. The food is excellent,weell prepared and moderately priced ! Mix of college students,locals and visitors makes for a must experience when visiting manhatten !

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We are early risers, so the line is usually not a problem. The food is delicious. This is our breakfast treat when we travel to Manhattan.

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Nebraska
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31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Amazing! Small but quaint diner on 4th. Easy walk from the hitels on Colorado. Cute diner with attentive staff. Great food with generous portions for a great price. My group of three at for $32 plus tip. We stopped at 9 am on Saturday morning and had a quick 10 minute wait. I had the stacked french toast which i... More

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Great Bend
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You have to wait along time to get in but it is so worth it. When we visit Manhattan we always like to have one meal here. As I like breakfast anytime of the day this is the perfect place for us to go.

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