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The Chef Cafe

111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
+1 785-537-6843
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
“frittata” (17 reviews)
“hash browns” (15 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Chef! Feels like home! Their Frittatas are so good, course everything is good. Some people say the wait is just to long, but that’s what I enjoy about it! I get to meet new people over a delicious cup of coffee. The...More

Thank Tracie421
Reviewed September 29, 2018

I used to go to The Chef back in the 70's, but it wasn't anything like it is now. Busy place and great comfort good, and unique.

Thank prattenter
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

The staff is incredibly friendly! Excellent food. They told us it would be a 20min wait for a seat, but it only took 8min! Can’t wait to go back!

Thank melwatters77
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Open early, comfortable, clean and unique atmosphere. Wonderful staff and food is served quick. Home cooked feel and flavor, and on the edge of downtown.

Thank rgmmb
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

I'd heard so many good things about this place and took my wife for breakfast this morning. The woman who took our order was not quite helpful. The food was just mediocre and wasn't anything spectacular that would make us go there again. We've had...More

Thank MikeStar77
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

This was my first visit and I’m sure to make it one one my favorites. I ordered the huevos rancheros with a choice of potatoes. I tried the potatoes that were red skinned and sliced. They were prepared with some spice that added to their...More

Thank CookTrip
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Has great breakfast and lunch menu! Downtown urban vibe.It is an especially good place to go on Saturday morning.

Thank karenluvsjazz
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Great food, kitschy setting. Good service, but this is an extremely popular and busy place. Be prepared to wait, but it was worth it!

Thank msrbhall
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Great place for breakfast with the only exception of being very busy and having to wait for a table.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed July 27, 2018

This place is soooo busy. Service was decent and the place was clean overall. Food was decent, but nothing out of the ordinary. I'm not sure why there is always a line here. Food is good, but not not super special.

Thank Mary O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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: +1 785-537-6843
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