Cafe Manhattan

 
96% love it
  46
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. Recently restored venue that is industrial chic with a splash of Wild West.

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    • GonzaloA
      GonzaloA 7 months ago
      Loves it

      Great cafe!
      This cafe is popular for drinks and dinner any day, always busy. Service is great, so is the food. Its a really cozzy place to eat and have a couple drinks before going to Crew. They have some nice wines too. It is in a central location where the gay bars are, just becareful walking at night around the area. Uber!

    • Willemmm
      Willemmm 1 year ago
      Loves it

      reasonable food, great place!
      The place is especially crouwded betwee 5 and 8 PM but you can have lunch and/or coffee, dinner and drinks! Nice atmosphere!

    • misterP
      misterP Over a year ago
      Loves it

      great crew
      Was impressed by the attentive crew, their positive attitude is swell. And they look awesome !!

    • Bruan
      Bruan Over a year ago
      Hates it

      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.

    • bad house wine served warm
      Was good many years but less than average now

    • Innbehr
      Innbehr Over a year ago
      Loves it

      De Waterkant Cafe Mangattan
      Food is fair. Service is slow. Great atmosphere. Weekends very busy. Parking is a problem.