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Cafe Manhattan Restaurant

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74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6666
12:00 - 23:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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166 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I wanted a veggie burger and I found a delicious divine one where the patty was made of lentils and chick peas ! Delicious. The fries are a crime ! Service was good. Some drama on the terrace to make it just lovely.

Thank CTandyou
Lake Arrowhead, California
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We happened upon this jewel after a day of walking around.. It looked inviting and so we walked in.... Great vibe... Nice outside seating... super atmosphere. The service was great as was the food and drink. Super helpful and fun. Definitely would go back!

Thank dagmarsabat
South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The service tend to be slightly slow and at times you may have to remind your waiter, but they are upbeat and very entertaining. The quality of the food is great and their cocktails are lovely. You have the choice of sitting inside (which is a bit dark) or outside. Great for a meal or just a drink/sun downer.

Thank Soez
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Me and a few friends were having drinks at Cafe Manhattens. As I am a regular, we all know that when it come to closing time Bongi the manager, likes to make it very clear when she wants all the patrons to get out. She starts banging the bar chairs on the bar and says to guests with full glasses... More 

Thank AndrewLightleyCt
Doha, Qatar
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Great place to meet new friends and have a few drinks. Staff and even the manager were always smiling and making people part of a family. Barmen were great in serving drinks and adding shots when you not looking

Thank GinaRobinson
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Trendy restaurant with service that needs more training (wrong drinks served, food not hot when served, complaint not handled). Food is good but doesn't make up for the bad service

Thank TouroperatorHajo
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

right next to La Petit Tarte is this restaurant bar, and we ended up eating here quite a few times. The designer burgers are good value for money and delicious. Service is very informal and friendly and the waiters (all guys) are good eye candy ;-)

Thank MaryfromConnecticut
Cape Town, South Africa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Went there tonight. Place was filling up and had 2 my 2 kids with me. The only 2 kids in the restaurant. Great staff. Very attentive. Food is amazing. Very chilled vibe.

Thank Chavonn J
Accrington, United Kingdom
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341 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This bar was opposite our hotel, so we called in for a drink. It was always busy but service was quick and friendly. My only complaint would be the noise level on a Saturday night (which went on until the early hours), but that's only because we arrived that night and needed sleep!

2 Thank MissHolders
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

A very good restaurante and pub. Good ambience, nice people working, beautiful working on the tables. It's not a good restaurant only, it's also a pleasant pub. Nice decoration.

Thank Thomaswillh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?