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The Chef Cafe

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111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best breakfast we have ever had dinning out. Chicken fried steak taste was great and was so tender you didn't need a knife. The best homemade sausage gravy ever. The homemade bisquits were just the best. We had both kinds of potatoes, you can't go wrong with either. To top off the amazing breakfast you get toast with heated... More 

Thank Kathy D
Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is so cute and has such an amazing food. This place is a MUST eat! I ordered the breakfast burrito with gravy on it. I would have never thought to do this it was so good and very tasty! Their is nothing bad you could ever say about this place! It is AMAZING and I've never had better... More 

Thank lauraT4257ES
Emporia, Kansas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We expected to wait for a table as it was a football Saturday. But the awesome coffee made the wait tolerable. The wait staff is friendly and very attentive. We ordered a classic breakfast, ham and cheese omelet, and the Buenos Dia Frittata. Everything was cooked perfectly and was delicious. We will be back.

Thank wickedchick59
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting granddaughter at KSU and always try to have breakfast at the Chef. Always a wait but so worth it. The food is consistently good. Coffee is delicious. We have never had poor service. Ordered my favorite, Eggs Bennie. Yummy. As always.

Thank Stephanie M
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fried eggs sunny side up cooked perfectly. Hash brown "brick" nice and crispy. Good thick sliced bacon (only 2 pieces though). Prices a little on the high side but good service and very good food.

Thank tfollmer
Manhattan, Kansas
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In my opinion this is the best restaurant in Manhattan and maybe even Kansas for breakfast. Sometimes the wait can be a little long as they are always busy but well worth the wait. Great menu plus unbelievable special and great staff

Thank Ray T
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139 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch and were able to be seated fairly quickly. I ordered the breakfast pizza and it was amazing. The service was great, the atmosphere was laid back and fun. I hear it can be pretty busy on the weekends so we came during the week. We will be back...soon!

Thank HAM04
Saint Charles, Missouri
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay - you will have to wait in line. But that's because the food is THAT good. All made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients. Try the breakfast burrito smothered in sausage gravy. Your taste buds will thank you.

Thank Stephanie B
Inglis, FL
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It looked so cool, and with all the people waiting I thought "Wow! I get to have breakfast with all the cool kids!" Other than being able to have cocktails at breakfast, just an over priced downtown destination. The cook needs to learn how to make eggs over medium without brown lace. The toast was good and the warm strawberry... More 

Thank Cori W
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The wait starts early and all people in your party must be present to be seated. So, recommend getting there by 0800 or expect a 45 minute wait. The food is good, made excellent by the fact it is the only breakfast place downtown. I am impressed by their fruit bowl and Bloody Mary's. If you get a chance to... More 

Thank Kelly S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Manhattan
  • Phone Number: 785-537-6843

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