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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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- Jul 23, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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90 reviews 90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 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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Olathe, Kansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The food is always really good and the service is always very friendly. Great mimosas! Arrive early and plan to wait, especially on weekends. I've waited outside for over an hour before, but it's worth it! I love their hash browns!

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Dallas, TX
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169 reviews 169 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

the line for this place starts by 8am so be prepared to wait if you show up late. The breakfast is really tasty. I've been here twice now and tried the corn beef hash, pancakes banana foster, and the biscuits and gravy. All of them were great and I especially liked the gravy for the biscuits. It's a great place... More

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Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I travel to Manhattan periodically and always try to go to the Chef. I've been able to get in once in 5 attempts. The menu and food are good, but be prepared to wait an hour or more to get in if you go during typical breakfast hours. My suggestion is to go in the afternoon when there isn't much... More

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Manhattan, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This little place has the best breakfast I've ever had. Great food, great ambiance, great people. You can't beat it especially in Manhattan, KS.

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