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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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7:00 am - 3:00 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, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Fun place to eat lunch!

We had great food and service at The Chef! I loved the decor especially the cute little salt and pepper shakers they had on each table.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had great food and service at The Chef! I loved the decor especially the cute little salt and pepper shakers they had on each table.

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Clifton, Kansas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You will wait to be seated, and it will be worth it. The special is always a no brainer, but if you are a fan of french toast the caramel sauce they top it with is life changing. Don't pass through Manhattan and miss this place!

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Crown Point, Indiana, United States
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This place is such a cute little spot in Manhattan. The atmosphere is great and the food is awesome! There are tons of options to choose from and you can tell that everything is fresh and homemade! My only slight complaint is that I wish they had some specialty coffee drinks like mochas or lattes. At least some flavored creamers... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The food was very delicious. It's not the best choice if you're in a hurry. It was very full and we had to wait a great deal of time. It is worth the wait if you have the time.

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

We LOVE the Chef! Michael took me on our first date here almost 5 years ago, proposed last year there and this weekend we got married just a couple blocks away and had to share this place with our friends and family! They were so accommodating to our large group and got us in as quick as possible! We ate... More 

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Junction City, Kansas
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This HAS to be the best breakfast in Manhattan!! But, be warmed it is small and they fill up fast! So go early or late, unless you can wait 30-45 min for breakfast. But, it IS SO worth it!!

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Even late on a Monday morning, it was packed! The prices aren't bad and you get a lot. We had the spinach frittata and smothered breakfast burrito. Yum!

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Edinburgh/Ohio
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place was a short walk from my hotel (Hilton Garden Inn) and seemed very busy with local people. It was clean and well staffed. I'd highly recommend coming here for breakfast (I think they do lunch too), the huevos rancheros were superb.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

+ See title + Their stacked French Toast with the caramel cream cheese is to die for + Super tasty brunch cocktails + Always busy during the weekend, but moves well + Solid food and menu options

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Manhattan, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Expect a wait if you arrive after 9:30 am on a weekend. The brunch options are fantastic and my absolute favorite are the dang quesadilas! The staff is always very friendly and you can see how hard they work to get through the crazy weekend brunch service. Food is delicious and the atmosphere is adorable. Best breakfast in town!

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Additional Information about The Chef Cafe

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

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?