We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Manhattan

74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6666
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (36 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (273)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

201 - 210 of 235 reviews

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
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Not often you order a simple meal and it is more than you expected and hard to reproduce at home. It was a simple light meal of grilled Houlumi cheese with a tomato sauce and a crisp little salad. The tomato sauce was perfectly spiced...More

1  Thank Sandy T
Reviewed 22 September 2014 via mobile

First time back at the "New" Manhattan since it changed hands. Place looks new clean and inviting. After a long morning walking and doing the tourist thing in a sweltering hot Cape Town the service was great and beers were ice cold. Probably one of...More

2  Thank Jaco S
Reviewed 12 September 2014

I loved the Manhattans of old and its great to see it is back! Its not the same and this is no bad thing. Compact menu, food delivered with a smile. Efficient. Tasty. Love it! Love the folks who are part of the Manhattans family!

1  Thank Neil V
Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

I went here with a bunch of my friends and we had an incredibly average-poor experience. Our waiter was waaaay to "familiar" with our table- trying a very chilled and laid-back approach at the table that just comes across as being incompetent. I would have...More

1  Thank Germandt G
Clement D, Media department at Cafe Manhattan, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2014

Thanks so much for your review, we're sorry to hear you didn't have a great experience. We are a casual dining environment, but we do appreciate that the line between casual and too comfortable is a fine one and we have addressed this with our...More

Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

The place to come to with friends when you in Cape Town. Just for a drink or a meal. You won't be disappointed.

1  Thank andries_steyn
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Had a surprisingly pleasant evening out at the revamped Café Manhattan! Food was probably on the average side with smallish potion, but great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Loved the vibe!

1  Thank Christiaan M
Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Second time at the revamped Cafe Manhattan. Again...the atmosphere is great. The place was packed on a friday evening. The food however.. is rather average. I wouldnt rush back for a meal.

Thank munier b
Nearby HotelsSee all 112 hotels in Cape Town Central
De Waterkant Village
211 reviews
.02 km away
African Elite de Waterkant
14 reviews
.09 km away
The Village Lodge
105 reviews
.10 km away
Rockwell All Suite Hotel
590 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Osteria Tarantino
233 reviews
.04 km away
La Petite Tarte
361 reviews
.03 km away
Origin Coffee Roasting
210 reviews
.09 km away
The Piano Bar Cape Town
192 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Shimansky Jewellers Rockwell
7 reviews
.23 km away
Cape Quarter Mall
64 reviews
.13 km away
Gold of Africa Museum
68 reviews
.40 km away
Baraka Gifts and Decor
265 reviews
.05 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cafe Manhattan staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing