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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)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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21 - 30 of 227 reviews

Reviewed 23 March 2017

We visited this pub (more like a pub than cafe in the evening) without realising it was full of mostly gay people. This wasn't a problem, we were made to feel welcome. Sat outside and drank a beer. The food was very good 'pub' type...More

Thank PIDGEONSTITCH
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I have been a avid sapporter for years.I recently moved from the city to the suburbs so i stopped going because i just never went to the city.I returned over the week end .... i was disgusted to find out that a burger was R90...More

3  Thank tradgy
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Well...they do say that a picture says a thousand words. Dont worry, I'll keep this one well under a thousand. Awesome, tasty, simple, do it, you gotta, thank me later. For an all rounder experience of Cape Town follow our Inst profile at zawanderlust

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Does the owner read these comments? Friday night of a long weekend middle of the month and two of the wines on the worst wine list in Cape Town, is out of stock! Let's bet on the number of days before the current owners and...More

2  Thank hugovz
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We had a nice lunch and diner at Manhattan. Very relaxed atmosphere and diverse crowd. Boy waiters often serving you without a shirt. Food is ok. Nice and sunny veranda.

Thank PeterDelft
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Not one to moan about a price increase, but was recently made aware of the price increases when the menus changed by other friends who were also regulars(like more than twice a week type regulars). Burger, Fries & Onion Rings used to cost R75, it...More

3  Thank Taahir A
Reviewed 12 March 2017

been going to this place for years and was really shocked recently to discover a 60% increase on the food menu. To add to that the portions are smaller. You now pay for sides as extra. It's now so expensive that it's actually cheaper to...More

4  Thank chris1232014
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We have been to Café Manhattan several times and love the atmosphere. The choices of food is very good and the drinks area excellent. The only issue sometimes the service is slower than normal but it is worth the wait. A must in Cape Town

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I have been told this place is struggling, but the latest cost cutting measure is really bad news. The burgers here used to be excellent, however our " meal" yesterday was something else. Used to be around 90 rand for burger, chips and onion rings....More

5  Thank harvestmouse2
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Waited forever for our beers. We visited a few months ago and we were looking forward to the Burgers. The patties were dry and hardly any garnish. Chips also no longer served with burgers but a small salad. Price the same but value for money...More

5  Thank erniettaylor
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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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