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Cafe Manhattan

74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6666
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible14%
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“burgers” (36 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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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
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

My friend is a regular here for the salads so she recommended this joint. We came through for dinner and I had one of their chicken burgers which was good except for the bun that was just a bun - nothing special. Good ambiance in...More

Thank Phakama M
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This place used to have pretty good food, not sure what happened since last season. I tried 3 x in the last few months and the food and service was always awful. The buttermilk chicken was raw inside. The battered fish was so spicy that...More

4  Thank dog219
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We popped in for supper on Easter Monday. The place had a good buzz with a varied mix of people. Service was first class. Kyle balanced flirting and fun very well. The food was very good. I had hake with wares melon and feta salad....More

1  Thank Paul G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
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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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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