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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
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (20 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
“salads” (6 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
16:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
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 224 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago 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

1  Thank Andrewmig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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_Boonzaier
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
Reviewed 4 May 2017

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...More

Thank Carla G
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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...More

Thank bern2388
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Willfridy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
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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