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Cafe Manhattan Restaurant

74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6666
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (34 reviews)
“steak” (20 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 227 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Legendary burgers, happy hour cocktails, friendly service...nice shady deck on the street. Manhattans has for long been a trustworthy after work drop-in with friendly faces.

Thank stevebenade
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a super little cafe spot, nice bohemian atmosphere, lovely friendly staff and a good mix of patrons. I enjoyed my drink time here. I did not eat there but the food looked delicious. Thank you Cafe Manhattan, I will definitely see you again...More

Thank Nibs G
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Had a cheese burger and chips R95 and a 500ml draugh beer R30. Burger, chips and onion rings were tasty and deliscious. The beer was served cold and in a very elegant glass. Personally I always enjoy the food and service at this establishment

Thank Martin F
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Avoid and go to pink panther for drinks where staff are friendly and drinks are what you order and pay for. I'm surprised they lasted the winter

Thank Andrewmig
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The bartender tried to rip me off as well. I was there last night. A receipt was given after prior orders showing USD then she gave a total in Colones. Of course I converted and realized that amount was nearly triple what it should be....More

1  Thank jackiedove121
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Many gay and gay-friendly clubs, bars and restaurants in Cape Town have come and gone, but Cafe Manhattan has outlived them all. She's had a couple of facelifts, and I think quite successfully spruced herself up since I visited for the first time more than...More

Thank Christiaan_Slabbert
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I've not eaten here for more than a year and had more than one bad meal to arrive at this decision. Ty actually convinced me to give it a bash again. I was skeptical, fearful, thought she wants to do bad things to me. But...More

Thank RobertCpt
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Whilst they have reverted back to the old way of Chips and onion rings with your main course, they still increased the prices of the steak and other dishes and drinks too. So I will believe it when I see it.

1  Thank Andrewmig
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

The menu has been updated and once again chips and onions rings with your main. What a pleasure, back to the old Manhattans with know and love.

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 7 May 2017

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

Thank Susan S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
4:00 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
  • E-mail
Description
This iconic eating, meeting and chilling spot is the longest standing venue in the heart of de Waterkant village and has been a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike. Whether your intention is a quick bite to eat, a cheeky afternoon cocktail on the terrace, or a late night rendezvous in the bar, at this welcoming venue anything could happen... Saddle up and take a ride!
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