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Cafe Manhattan

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74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6666
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible14%
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“fries” (8 reviews)
“pastry” (4 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

The best burgers and steaks in town. The service is great and the environment is quirky and sassy. The food quality is exceptional and the drinks are even better. The menu really covers all tastes and you will something that makes your mouth water! The...More

Thank worldtravellerplus77
Reviewed 16 December 2014

Took our sons for a late night burger and chips. Fantastic burgers, and the milkshakes are to die for - lemon meringue and peanut butter and marshmallow, double thicks. The atmosphere was jumping, great house music and vibe. Love the saddle bar stools - friendly...More

Thank kaiser08_KZN
Reviewed 11 December 2014

Nice friendly place to eat - attractive waiter certainly livened things up. In fairness I think I choose badly having the fish special which was extremely oily and badly presented and well overpriced compared to the standard burger and chicken fare on the main menu....More

Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

Didn't have many expectations as food in gay friendly places tends to take a backseat to alcohol but I was pleasantly surprised. The steak was nice and staff friendly and drinks were good too. I'd definitely go back. Cheers

Thank calboy2
Reviewed 17 November 2014

After a few years of sad and steady decline,the place that once was the heart of De Waterkant is back with a vengeance! Great refurbishment,good energy from the staff,efficient and friendly service (from lovely Karen,who even offered me a blanket on this chilly evening outside),nice...More

1  Thank JacquesMS
Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

Love this place and have visited on all my trips to CT! It never changes it vibe! Fun, friendly and quintessentially gay cafe/ bar! Great burgers, excellent value and super friendly staff!

Thank Kris H
Reviewed 25 October 2014

Cafe Manhattan has done a major turnaround in over the last 2 years since being bought by madam.S. The establishment has got a great atmosphere and the food is out of this world really well prepared and taste great. However their biggest down fall is...More

Thank Dean H
Reviewed 22 October 2014 via mobile

The revamp and relaunch of this establishment is putting Cafe Manhatten back on the map. The cowboy themed interior is refreshing and the ambiance is relaxing. Gone is the sleaky character of a year or two ago. In spite of this, the food remains excellent...More

Thank Douw W
Reviewed 20 October 2014

My husband and I love to visit Cafe Manhattan on a Sunday. The atmosphere is very relaxed with friendly and very helpful staff! The menu offers a great selection of starters and we love to order 3 or 4 at a time and share it...More

Thank Cecilia C
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Good, casual food in a nice relaxed atmosphere. Staff was very friendly. Great place for a burger and a beer.

1  Thank JJEG
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
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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