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Cafe Manhattan Restaurant

) #284 of 917 Restaurants in Cape Town Central RR - RRR , Cafe,
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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Bar, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

I've been to Manhattan many times. It has in my experience always been at the average end of the scale. Somewhere you could grab a quick meal when you were stuck for time. Well the Owner has changed and a substantial refurb has taken place,...More

1  Thank Philip U
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Not been to the Café Manhattan for a couple of years. I was surprised at the changes that have been made both to the décor and the menu. It is now a part of the Zingara group, and I personally think that there is too...More

Thank Raymond F
Reviewed 9 March 2014

This was my third breakfast here and once again we had a great experience. The food is not similar to meals I have had before and with a completely different flavor and taste. The venue is chilled, comfy and near shops, the waterfront and close...More

Thank Heinrich U
Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

Great place to grab a drink.. staff and decor is welcoming and a great style.. glad they upgraded but it is smooth relaxing and ubercool.

Thank Rob G
Reviewed 12 February 2014

It was my first time at Cafe Manhattan, I have to say it was a really pleasant experience. Ambiance was nice, it was very busy, fun, lots of different characters, very interesting. We had lovely burgers and good cocktails. Service was really good, staff is...More

Thank Monica E
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Ok, let's face it - the place needed an upgrade, and the new owners have done just that, and it seems to be paying off for them. Originally this was an iconic gay bar, which then started serving food. Now it is primarily an eatery,...More

1  Thank NautieZA
Reviewed 9 January 2014

I recently had dinner with 3 friends at Cafe Manhattan. The up beat ambiance is noticeable the moment you arrive and step into Cafe. The food and the service are great and have that edge of interest that you would always expect from a Zingara...More

Thank Redstag007
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Popped into Cafe Manhattans for what was initially meant to be a quick bite to eat. I had visited the establishment on my last visit and had heard they were now part of Madame Zingara group, so I thought I'd give it another try. How...More

Thank OliviaMZ
Reviewed 6 January 2014

My friend and I were on our way to Cape Quarter one afternoon when we noticed Cafe Manhattan - it looked so inviting with the tables and chairs outside (the pics on here are outdated, it's much prettier now!) We had great service from and...More

Thank AdelinNYC
Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

This resto bar draws a large gay crowd, but while the ambience and service are tolerable, the food served is not, at least on the night we went. Though all restaurants are permitted the occasional off night, the burgers, and it is mainly a burger...More

1  Thank neilwadams
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, 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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