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The Chef Cafe

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111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
+1 785-537-6843
06:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Eugene, Oregon
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great experience. This place has Very good food, lots of imaginative choices, friendly laid back atmosphere, and huge portions. And I mean huge. Seriously, if it's your first visit, consider sharing a.breakfasft. You can always order more later. Very popular, so expect a wait.

Thank t d
Manhattan, Kansas
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a favorite breakfast and lunch spot in downtown Manhattan. It nearly always has a line out the door for breakfast and lunch, not open for dinner. Anytime there is a game in town, the Chef is packed with alums back for a meal. Our experience is the service in mediocre, the food is just food, and the waiting... More 

1 Thank Kenrubicon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chef is a fantastic place for breakfast or lunch, and everything in between! Although often packed with a long wait, it's worth it!

Thank JenO2025
Phoenix, AZ
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fun local breakfast place that combines the best of a retro vibe (I think the cafe...even the original neon sign...dates back to the 30a or 40a) with fresh, new breakfast offerings. The service is friendly and efficient, the coffee is great and you can choose from a large menu featuring a variety of Eggs Benedict choices to omelettes or... More 

Thank travelswellAZ
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff of this dining facility are courteous and while a volunteer group was changing outside decorations they brought the crew free coffee to warm them up. The food on the menu is very tasty and not over priced. There is limited seating but every day people wait in line outside in order to enjoy the food. This is a... More 

Thank Vincent T
Olathe, Kansas
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The Chef has always been consistent in providing great food and service. I enjoy eating pretty much everything on their menu.

Thank norwegianninja21
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The food is good, but the coffee is terrible. Maybe I am just spoiled from the city, where all the coffee is great.. Everytime we go there the coffee taste burnt.. but the food choices are varied and well presented.

Thank Kurawin S
Cleburne, Texas, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Met with extended family for a mini-reunion. The Chef was a hit with everyone. We had to wait for a table because it is popular with the town and the students - worth the wait.

Thank Annette W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in Manhattan hands down the service is always excellent even when there busy

Thank Keith B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

breakfast 5 people, breakfast very average, nothing great, could have done better and cheaper at i hop. only ate here because I had heard great things about it, had not eaten at chefs in years, used to eat there all the time. friendly waitress.

Thank Donna W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?