Manuel’s Bread Cafe

Review by: Michael Stern

“In the tradition of a true French bistro,” this café describes itself, a pose well-reflected in an insouciant bill of fare that ranges from crème brulée French toast in the morning to Reubens and French dips at lunch to steak au poivre for two at dinner. Weekend brunch is a happy time to visit, especially popular when weather allows al fresco sidewalk dining.

What with shrimp and grits for breakfast and pulled pork barbecue and burgers for lunch and veggies straight from Manuel’s nearby garden, the menu is as much local and all-American as it is French (boeuf bourguignon) and even a bit French-Canadian (iconoclastic poutine topped with andouille sausage, gravy, and Gruyere cheese).

One sure winner from the regular menu is Manuel’s grilled vegetable sandwich, which features what’s in season. One Spring day it is slim stalks of asparagus, a disk or two of beet, onions, chevre, and olive tapenade singing a happy tune between two slices of crisp, multi-grain toast.

Among the many cakes available, pay special attention to the pound cakes, especially sweet-potato pound cake topped with sticky pecan glaze.

Directions & Hours

9am - 10pm
  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM

What To Eat

French Fries

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Cabbage & Ham Soup

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Blackened Trout Sandwich

DISH
Salmon Burger

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5-Flavor Pound Cake

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French Onion Soup

DISH
Sweet Potato Pound Cake

DISH
Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

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Eggs Sardou

DISH
Shrimp & Grits

DISH
Japanese Sunrise

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Kobe Beef Burger

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Steak & Wedge

DISH
Imposter Burger

DISH
Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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Hot Brown

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Eggs Julienne

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Chocolate Creme Brulee

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Manuel’s Bread Cafe Recipes

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