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Cafe Manhattan hearts Green Point

31 Mar

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Today we’ve got some great prizes to give away, including an art session at Art Jamming, a coffee and treat from Nap Living and a R200 meal voucher (plus a bottle of wine from Tops Cape Quarter) from one of Green Point’s oldest and best-loved institutions, Cafe Manhattan.
Located at the top right corner of the old Cape Quarter in De Waterkant, Manhattan has been serving burger goodness to Green Point locals for many years. We caught up with Glenda from Cafe Manhattan, who told us a little more about what makes Manhattan such a Green Point landmark.
1. What’s Cafe Manhattan all about?
Café Manhattan is all about fun… where the fun begins, and never ends! A meeting place for straight and gay people of all ages, where there is a vibe from early morning until late at night. In Summer the deck is THE place to be seen! In Winter it’s time to cuddle around the fireplaces! With delicious food and an awesome atmosphere, it’s the restaurant many tourists head straight to when visiting Cape Town and where locals hang out all year round.

2. What does Manhattan love about Green Point?

Café Manhattan loves being in the centre of it all! Green Point over the past few years has become the ‘place to see and be seen in’ – a lot of the Long Street vibe has moved to Green Point, more open spaces, and more options! Café Manhattan also loves the fact that it is in the heart of the gay community and that gay and straight, young and old, all live in harmony in this area!

3. What does Manhattan bring to Green Point?

Café Manhattan brings VIBE… the restaurant and bar is always alive, no matter the time of day or night. It’s a beautiful red landmark on the corner, a meeting place, a hanging place, a place you meet old friends and make new ones…. The starting point before clubbing, the ending place after a quiet dinner.

4. Three favourite neighbourhood spots?

Café Manhattan, Rosie’s Pool Bar and Cubana

5. Any interesting stories we need to hear about Manhattan and Green Point?

Café Manhattan is the ORIGINAL! We have been around longer than any restaurant in the area, and we are here to stay.

6. We Heart Green Point because:

It is our home!