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Cafe Manhattan

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74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6666
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Belper, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great little bar/café. A buzzing little place with very nice food. Very friendly staff that were very accommodating

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Thank Susan S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just love this place! I affectionately refer to it as "gay spur" (no shade all love), and I have no complaints. Wait staff are easy on the eye and super friendly, food is yummy and the atmosphere is chilled. Try one of the gourmet milkshakes and thank me later...

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Thank Carla G
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered nachos - they came out super oily, way to much cheese slathered over Doritos, and not much else. For R100 it really wasn't worth it. My boyfriend and I both felt sick that afternoon. Despite the great vibe this place has, it really is overpriced for the low quality food it's serving.

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Thank bern2388
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice music, Drinks, food is Delicious. Waiters and the Barmen are very friendly. One of my favorite places in Cape Town!

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1 Thank Willfridy
Johannesburg, South Africa
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend is a regular here for the salads so she recommended this joint. We came through for dinner and I had one of their chicken burgers which was good except for the bun that was just a bun - nothing special. Good ambiance in the city centre.

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Thank Phakama M
Seminyak, Indonesia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017

This place used to have pretty good food, not sure what happened since last season. I tried 3 x in the last few months and the food and service was always awful. The buttermilk chicken was raw inside. The battered fish was so spicy that i didn't eat it with a side of soggy chips, dusted in some terrible spice... More 

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3 Thank dog219
London, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We popped in for supper on Easter Monday. The place had a good buzz with a varied mix of people. Service was first class. Kyle balanced flirting and fun very well. The food was very good. I had hake with wares melon and feta salad. Superb. My partner had the Cobb salad which he lived. We shared the chocolate nut... More 

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1 Thank Paul G
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Arrived mid afternoon to find they are closed. Would have loved to try it but alas the times are wrong on here open only from 4pm weekdays.

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3 Thank Emil W
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

Great service from Kyle! Happy all round. Awesome food, service, vibe! Divine drinks... what more can we say. Lovely evening!

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2 Thank ChaniMac
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

I spent a week here in Cape Town and I have to say that the staff at Cafe Manhattan made my week. I stayed at the hotel across the street and would stop in for a drink or two every day. The vibe is awesome, the staff is friendly and welcoming, everyone treats you like a regular and it was... More 

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1 Thank Julia J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 6666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?