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“Gay pub restaurant with great atmosphere”
Review of Cafe Manhattan

Cafe Manhattan
Ranked #333 of 1 181 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: European, Bar
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, 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 23 March 2017

We visited this pub (more like a pub than cafe in the evening) without realising it was full of mostly gay people. This wasn't a problem, we were made to feel welcome. Sat outside and drank a beer. The food was very good 'pub' type food. Nice location on the corner of the street very close to our hotel in Loader Street, so we felt safe walking there and back in the evening.

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I have been a avid sapporter for years.I recently moved from the city to the suburbs so i stopped going because i just never went to the city.I returned over the week end .... i was disgusted to find out that a burger was R90 and then the worst was chips extra R30(helo 2 potatoes do not cost R30) oh onion rings also extra.This just boils down to pure greed .A instutution is ruined because somebody became greedy. Do they think people are stupid.... in todays age we have so many different options to eat and choose from. The menus minutelyprinted in the smallest lettering ...it looks like a size of a placemat.I will never eat at Manhattans ever again ... sies ( disgust) at you people. GREED money and sure stupidity is what has happened.Oh the sallad 2 lettuce leaves 1 tomatoe... may i ask a favour can we please please have a piece of feta ... i might pay extra

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Well...they do say that a picture says a thousand words. Dont worry, I'll keep this one well under a thousand.
Awesome, tasty, simple, do it, you gotta, thank me later.
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Does the owner read these comments? Friday night of a long weekend middle of the month and two of the wines on the worst wine list in Cape Town, is out of stock! Let's bet on the number of days before the current owners and managers managed successfully managed to force this icon onto extinction!

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We had a nice lunch and diner at Manhattan. Very relaxed atmosphere and diverse crowd. Boy waiters often serving you without a shirt. Food is ok. Nice and sunny veranda.

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