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111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
785-537-6843
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Ranked #7 of 149 Restaurants in Manhattan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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Manhattan, Kansas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

People do rave about this place, but recently I have not been impressed. Wait time too long, and food, while acceptable, is nothing to get excited about.

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Wichita, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

What a neat little restaurant. Fun atmosphere, great staff, and very yummy good. Had the breakfast pizza and it was very good. Started our wait with a hot chocolate that was equally as yummy. When we are back in Manhattan we will try them again!

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Dumas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I have refrained from writing a negative review hoping my recent experience was just an off day, but after my second time it has become obvious to me The Chef is slipping in quality. The breakfast was honestly just not very good. My Eggs Rancho was an uninspired dish of two fried eggs on corn tortilla with a few grilled... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I commute to see each other on weekends and this is our favorite Saturday morning stop when he comes to Manhattan. The food is delicious and the service is always great. I recommend this place to everyone I know.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Decent food selection but the wait for service was not worth the long wait. A bigger location would be a good idea. I think the food was prepared to quit and not with care due to the fact of the restaurant being busy.

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Ashland, Oregon
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268 reviews 268 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We had lunch, and it was great. My husband had a chicken sandwich with potato salad. Two of us had the chicken pot pie, which is most unusual: the chicken and vegetables in a bowl topped with two puff pastries. Very tasty!

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Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very good for breakfast, especially the frittatas. Servers are great. Prompt, efficient and good at keeping the coffee cup full.

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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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