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The Chef Cafe

111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
+1 785-537-6843
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“frittata” (15 reviews)
“hash browns” (11 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Chef is one of my favorite places to eat in Manhattan. The food is great and the service is always friendly. The Buenos Diaz frittata is amazing and flavorful if you like a bit of spice in your breakfast. It's usually busy and may...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our favorite place for breakfast in Manhattan. Always busy so be prepared to stand in line while you wait but they give you tea or coffee while you wait. Very homey with fantastic food.

Thank ksmary206
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't come here expecting to be sat immediately. Came in, had a 45 minute wait. When we got our table, the service was super quick! Everyone I was with enjoyed their food, the huevos rancheros I got were delicious. My friend enjoyed her Dang Quesidilla!...More

Thank Sidney D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cafe serves homestyle food at reasonable prices! It is small but good! It's location is in downtown

Thank SunflowerSue37
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing experience at The Chef. Great food, and with a bit of a twist. Staff was attentive and helpful with making a selection, as well as keeping our drinks filled.

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service are wonderful. I highly recommend this place to everyone that stays or travels through Manhattan.

Thank rebeccamikesic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food with a small town feel. Great place to have a casual breakfast with family. Not a place to eat if you are in a hurry or are looking to grab something quick. The dinner is small and they are usually on a wait...More

Thank suppie1981
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Their food and service are great, but there is almost always a long wait. With the restaurant being so tiny you should expect to wait outside.

Thank k_swiss82
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Chef came highly recommended by the local CVB, Meet Manhattan and is apparently ranked the best brunch in Kansas (can't remember by whom). They did not disappoint. A line out the door isn't uncommon, but luckily we were able to leave our name and...More

Thank Charmaine H
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I visited in February with my family and the food & staff were amazing. Having recently returned, this time on my own, the service & food has continued to be exceptional. It's never easy dining in a place on your own, especially when you are...More

Thank Debbie M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 785-537-6843
  • E-mail