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Cafe Manhattan

74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6666
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (36 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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LOCATION
74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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41 - 50 of 237 reviews

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Nice chill place for esp gays. Loved the atmosphere and super relaxed. Food was actually good for a "pub"-style menu. Only negative point: service is a bit slow by the boys.....

1  Thank Leon P
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Admittedly it was possibly one of the busiest Friday's of the year for this restaurant, but the poor, extremely slow and negligent service contributed to this unpleasant experience. Unfortunately the funky atmosphere could not compensate. If the food had been especially good it may have...More

1  Thank djfaz2
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I've been to Manhattan a few times and recently they changed the menu. Ordered a platter for two, and it was definitely not enough for two and not worth the R120.

3  Thank eleneb2017
Reviewed 4 March 2017

very nice bar/'restaurant in very nice neighbourhood De Waterkant. Also with very good looking waiters ;-) Very friendly And the steak is very good. Nice bar

Thank trillkopio
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Cool atmosphere, very friendly service though chaotic at times. You will love the atmosphere of a mixed crowd. Fun music and vibes Good food quality: charred fillet is awesome. Cocktails could be better but we did not mind as we felt good there! Definitely a...More

Thank NikoleNiak
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The bar is a crowded and vibrant place in Cape Town's Waterkant district where you can meet the local LGBT community (and tourist). Ambience is good, service comes with a smile, but the food and drinks are over priced. Read the other reviews in Tripadvisor....More

Thank Vanamstel
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Cafe Manhatten is well located; it has a very trendy biby atmosphere; The food is a great cocktail or snack menu; lovely salads and efficient service

Thank 776tobias
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

A nice café with both indoor and outdoor seating. The falaffel burger with fries on the side is great. Service minded and attentive staff.

Thank Allan K
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

After been away for a few weeks I went to manhattans which I normally visit once a week and they have unfortunately changed their menu. No more smoking section on the one side and now your burger comes with a salad. An extra R60 for...More

1  Thank Edward M
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Been for many years bar staff rip you off when they think you're a tourist. Can't be trusted. If you do go here I suggest you ask for a receipt with your drinks to ensure you get charged correctly. I'd also check the time of...More

2  Thank UKExpatinSA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
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
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
  • 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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