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Cafe Manhattan

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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“burgers” (37 reviews)
“steak” (22 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 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
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

If you're a tourist in Cape Town, avoid this bar. Any wiff of being a tourist and they charge you double for your drinks. The staff were rude to us. On the night we were there, the bar staff and waitering staff were arguing with...More

2  Thank JCM1079
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I've been going to this place for years, usually 3 times a week. Today I went and my usual order is steak which comes with chips, onion rings and a sauce at 180 rand. Today the price is as follows: Steak - 200 Chips -...More

5  Thank Andrewmig
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Lovely venue to wait for or meet up with friends. The menu is limited but sufficient and the food is well executed.

Thank Guest B
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

13 years in a row... February we vissit Cafe Manhattan and it is as good as ever. The menu got smaller the service a bit high and absent. The food.... well what can one say. Pork ribs and Squid. The ribs was done to perfection...More

Thank jaco v
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to start a weekend on a Friday, live happy hour and dance vibe! Perfect place to catch up on the week

Thank E9837BUjohnl
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Met up with some friends for drinks after Gate 69. The bar men are still as hot as always and so is the waiters. Always fun for a drink after dinner and before the club:) the food. Can be good just do not go in...More

Thank RudolphMW
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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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