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Cafe Manhattan

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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“burgers” (36 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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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
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Manhattans has been around for years but for some reason never went. We heard that it was taken over by Madame Zingara and decided to give it a bash. Like all the other madame Zingara restuarants it had an amazing ambience with very creative decor....More

1  Thank llyness
Reviewed 29 April 2014

For years this was the place to go to for a good burger. But it went downhill over the past few years. Under new owners they really turned it around! It is certainly the best value for money steak in this area of town. The...More

Thank adotpilgrim
Reviewed 30 March 2014

The Manhattan has a great atmosphere and seems to be always full - it is the happening spot in de Waterkant for dinner and a couple of drinks. The hamburgers seem to be their signature dish and are amazing - a thick patty of real...More

Thank Kevin S
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
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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 - 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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