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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
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate breakfast here with some friends. We did have to wait about an hour to get in but they served us our coffee immediately, so that made it more bearable. All of our food was really delicious! I will go again if I'm in the area.

Thank Mary S
Greenfield, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice Breakfast Burrito. Good coffee. Good potato salad. Solid classic menu. People here take care in doing their work.

Thank Vitit L
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was to die for and and the service was perfect. We had a 5 and 7 year old with us and barely had to wait. They loved the food too (pancakes and bacon) and didn't get bored at all. Highly, highly recommend!!

Thank adrienne r
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's fine,it's okay, it's overpriced. Not sure why the line is always out the door, but it is always out the door on weekends.

Thank ksjdc
Leawood, Kansas
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Chef Cafe this morning with my young daughters and wife. Such a great experience. I had biscuits and gravy, fried eggs, hash browns and bacon. The girls had a pancake and bacon. My wife had the goat cheese, tomato frittata with pesto. All food was excellent. Such a great atmosphere. It felt as though this small... More 

Thank rader58
Box Elder, South Dakota
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are visiting the area and stopped at "The Chef" for breakfast. Timeless, Americana decor and atmosphere. Great menu choices. The food is presented beautifully and is very tasteful. My husband loved his Florentine Frittata with Smoked Salmon. He said it was one of the best breakfasts he has ever eaten. I had the vegetable omelet which... More 

Thank cwikern
Manhattan, Kansas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of choices for diner food and large portions. Limited seating so there may be a longer wait time but it is worth the wait

Thank G M
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited my sister in Manhattan last week. I went to the University of Kansas. I love Lawrence, always have. I know what restaurants I enjoy and look forward to spending time in my college town. My time in Manhattan has been infrequent and brief. Since my sister and niece live there I chose to check out some of its... More 

Thank harmonyw2
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58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place great people friendly people restaurant has great food clean place I will recommend this place 100% it's in the old town area.

Thank Scott 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
Families with children, Local cuisine
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?