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Cafe Manhattan *

Cape Town's premier gay cafe
Founded in 1994, the same year South Africa entered democracy, with a hopeful American motif. You can't miss the brick-red exterior, a Waterkant landmark. Burgers, brunch and a full bar. Live entertainment Thurs. and Sun. evenings.

Tags: Mixed Gay/Lesbian , Mixed Gay/Straight , Outdoor Patio , $$ - Standard , Gay-owned , Cafe / Bistro , American , Sushi / Japanese

74 Waterkant St. (S. end of street, betw. Vos and Dixon)
Cape Town
Green Point

(021) 421-6666


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  • travelingblond was here

    "Here, pretty chill place!"

    May 21 ·

  • misterP gave this place *
    great crew
    Was impressed by the attentive crew, their positive attitude is swell. And they look awesome !!

    January 5, 2014 ·

  • Bruan gave this place *
    Rude! Completely ignored by the bar staff
    Visited on a Saturday night. Was a good buzz to the place, no free tables, but sat at a not very crowded bar for 15 minutes waiting to be served. Others appearing around us were served straight away? We eventually left as can't abide rudeness or bad service.

    December 22, 2013 ·

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