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Cafe Manhattan

74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6666
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (36 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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21 - 30 of 234 reviews

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
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Arrived mid afternoon to find they are closed. Would have loved to try it but alas the times are wrong on here open only from 4pm weekdays.

3  Thank Emil W
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Great service from Kyle! Happy all round. Awesome food, service, vibe! Divine drinks... what more can we say. Lovely evening!

2  Thank ChaniMac
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I spent a week here in Cape Town and I have to say that the staff at Cafe Manhattan made my week. I stayed at the hotel across the street and would stop in for a drink or two every day. The vibe is awesome,...More

1  Thank Julia J
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Decided to have a drink (given up on the food price hikes), ordered a vodka and coke and the bill comes and they gave me the most expensive brand vodka bellvedere. Sorry but that's just robbing! Me and my friends will not go back here...More

4  Thank Andrewmig
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
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
Groups, Bar Scene
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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