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.

“Cocktails at sunset”
Review of Cafe Manhattan

Cafe Manhattan
Ranked #333 of 1 181 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: European, Bar
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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!
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Happy hour happens just before the sun begins to say good bye, Awesome mixes to try, the atmosphere pushes you to think you are somewhere in amsterdam.

Thank E9837BUjohnl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (264)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

79 - 83 of 264 reviews

Reviewed 28 August 2016

This place is trendy and buzzing. I has all those niche'es that provide both private and cosy yet somewhat exposed. The crowd is great, mix of all ages and the atmosphere is approachable. The drink list is good, its really easy to fall onto the cocktail trap of 'good and reasonably price' just to find yourself 3 drinks later completely distracted!
Food is of good standard, although the salads could be improved.
WiFi available no questions asked.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Tomer H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Fun place for huge pub-like burgers and fries. Their burgers are tasty and full of flavour and Manhattan has a vibey outdoor setting.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank KylieMaartens
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Overbearing, dirty hole with rude, disinterested and incapable staff.

If you are overtly gay (not all of us are) or you incentivise the staff with potential to earn easy tips then you may have a reasonable experience.

However that's as good as it gets.

The food is BAD and it comes to something when you can't even cook fries.

4  Thank mansmanreality
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Manhattans has the worst wine list in Cape Town! While Hussars Grill and Cattle Baron charges NO corkage, Madam Zingara Restaurant now charges R100 per bottle. Reason per manager: their wine is so reasonable and selection so wide! Really girl! I need to smoke what you had to understand this argument! Not very Cape Town R100 corkage per bottle???

3  Thank hugovz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Cafe Manhattan also viewed

Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town, Western Cape
 
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 

Been to Cafe Manhattan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing