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Manuel's Bread Cafe
Manuel's Bread Cafe

Manuel's Bread Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.manuelsbreadcafe.com
  • Phone: (803) 380-1323
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Thursday, Friday - Saturday: 9:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Sunday Brunch 11:30-3:00; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Manuel Verney-Carron
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Manuel's Bread Cafe is pleased to offer a unique catering experience. We can offer personalized catering menus and cover every detail from table arrangements to chairs and tents. Visit our website to view past caterings.
  • Private Party Facilities: Enjoy our private room with silent french films on our movie screen. Our private room comfortably seats up to 20 people for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
    There is no charge for this room according to number of party and time. Feel free to use our projector for any slideshow or presentation. We can also personalize any set menu for your function.
  • Private Party Contact: Cutler Bernard (803) 380-1323
  • Entertainment: Every Wednesday night we host "Acoustic Jam Sessions" from 7:00pm until.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Crystal Lake Dr.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Manuel's Bread Cafe
Nestled within the cradle of North Augusta's ambitious and visionary Hammond's Ferry riverfront development, Manuel's Bread Cafe combines the storied tradition of a French bakery, pastry and food shop with an unforgettable casual dining experience. From his hometown of Lyon, the Mecca of French cuisine, culinary wizard Chef Manuel Verney-Carron uses his exceptional artistry to extend delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner, all guaranteed to delight any palette. The seasonal menu features Manuel's twist on exquisite time-honored French dishes laden with organic produce grown from the fertile soil of our very own Blue Clay Farms, within the partition of Hammond's Ferry. The Cafe is also presenting daily "Plats Du Jour", as well as menu items available as carry-out fare for those who wish to sample the wondrous food "on the go" or in the comfort of their own home. The Cafe also offers a storefront with freshly baked bread, pastries and other items.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Our group shared three appetizers. The tuna tartare was fabulous with a lovely piquant sauce medley on the plate. A crudite platter was pretty and offered great variety -- the pesto deserves a special accolade. The cheese platter was the only disappointment -- too skimpy. I had the Shashimi grade tuna and it was divine. Three large slabs of tuna were a very generous portion with interesting sides of exotic rice and unusual baby vegetables. My husband had the crispy crispy flounder which was also quite delicious and prettily presented. Other entrees at the table -- the duck and beef bourguignon -- were equally well received. Desserts were the salted chocolate cake (omg!), tiramisu, and panna cotta -- all of which were perfection. Go. Eat."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I dined at Manuel's a few days ago and was very disappointed with the experience. We had the duck wings as an appetizer. The breading tasted like any other that you could get a cheap fast food restaurant. I had the goat cheese salad for dinner and added the salmon. I asked that it be prepared medium. It was so dry that I almost choked on a few of the bites. I wasn't able to finish it. My fiancé had the rib appetizer for his entree. It was three ribs with a bland flavored BBQ sauce slathered on it. The service was decent and their wine selection was good. We don't plan to return. For $25-$30 per plate I would need to be blown away with the quality of food. It was not even close."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I took my parents out to eat here as a treat (the hubs and I have been wanting to try it and I will definitely bring him next!). The service was great - our waiter was very knowledgable about the menu and had some fantastic recommendations for us. We all tried a little bit of each other's meal, and everything was delicious! I love that so much of the food is locally sourced - you can really taste the freshness. Hubs and I go to Las Vegas once a year, so we are familiar with high-end restaurants, and the food at Manuel's can hold its own against them any day. It is a gem in the North Augusta area and I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My brother and sister-in-law and I have no sons or daughters or grandchildren nearby to celebrate Father's Day [or Mother's Day, for that matter]. So, when one of these occasions rolls around, we like to do something for ourselves. This year, we chose Manuel's to honor my brother. And we chose to go mid-afternoon since both he and my sister-in-law had worked a long day the day before. Perfect choice on all fronts. We were able to choose from both the brunch and lunch menus. They shared a great steak, which the cafe happily adapted from a lunch salad to a meal for them. I had an awesome brunch wrap. We had a wonderful server, who helped my brother choose a couple of great beers to enjoy on "his" day from their long list. Perfect."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We did not stay because they did not have a full bar."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Went here for lunch and was impressed. Good menu and plenty of specials. Had lettuce wedge with steak and was very satisfied"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Was overall disappointed. We had a reservation 30 minutes after the restaurant opened on Sunday. It was already packed so service was very slow. It took about 15 - 20 minutes to get our beverage and a good while longer to finally get our food. The order was wrong and they have to remake one person's selection which we ended up taking home as the others in the party were through eating. Prices for beverages were high for this type restaurant. $10 for a mimosa - maybe, if you were in a five star restaurant. I expected more."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Really good ambiance and food, great service as well."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "When my husband and I got there it was a surprise. We didn't even know such a cute place existed around this area. The atmosphere was so quaint and cute like a cafe. The service was great and the food was good. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Manuel's did not disappoint. Food was great, with a large selection of daily specials. Great wine list, provided on an IPad which allows you to see more info on the different wines available. In a very nice neighborhood, we took a nice walk around the neighborhood after dinner. Overall great experience."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I was excited to see the menu online...it was exactly what I was looking for and the 2 dollar sign indication was even better. I was thrilled with the ability to make a reservation thru the app and because it was my first time doing that I called to verify. No mention of a special Mother's Day only brunch. We could not order off the menu and no price was given. 3 ppl @ $120. Gratuity auto figured in for a buffet. Waters and 3 buffets for $120. I would like To be given the ability to choose whether or not id pay that for a meal. The food was indeed good but I heavily resent the $120 bill when we were expecting a moderately priced menu. There should've been a sign or the waiter should've mentioned the price. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We celebrated Mother's Day for the second year in a row at Manuel's because it is hands down the best brunch in town. Fresh, creative farm to table dishes that are all delicious. Consistently good, even if we are only popping in for a quick lunch."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is a great place to eat. We visited this place on Mother's Day for lunch and they had a buffet that was awesome although very pricey in my opinion at $28 per person."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Totally dropped the ball on the buffet. I was told We made reservations for brunch?? Apparently not, There was nothing brunchish! There were 2 roast beef selections Neither of which were appetizing. Do women really want heavy meats?? I would've opted for a lighter fare. The salad was ok. The sides~ 2 of the3 included rice and potatoes ..again, this is Mother's Day and that's not what I had in mind not to mention they were blasé. Ok so your a bread cafe .. At least you could provide spectacular breads and not A basket of after thoughts tossed at the end of the bar. This meal was not planned With Mom in mind. The Atmosphere and Outdoor ambience were the only thing positive about this afternoon. The food left a LOT to be desired!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was our second Mother's day brunch at this restaurant. We had gone there 2 years ago for their Mothers day brunch and there was no comparison to the 2 visits. The food was much much better 2 years ago. This time I don't know what happened or what they have changed in 2 years but the way in which the food tasted and was prepared this time was a huge disappointment compared to 2 years ago. It was not worth the money that they charged for the brunch. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had reservations for 12:30 but did not get seated until after 1. Yes I realize it was extra busy but over a half hour wait with reservations did not seem reasonable. Once seated the waitress was fantastic and very accommodating. The food was very good and we enjoyed it (although a little pricey). It was me my wife and 12 year old daughter and the bill was around $120 before tip. The food was above average,the lamb, and beef burgundy were noteworthy. Special occasion place, and the second time I have been here."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent selection of food. Service always a bit lacking and wish they had more than one toilet for the whole place. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This place was awesome. Tucked away on the river in a nice little community. Food and drinks were amazing. The dessert menu is also top notch. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • " We were seated outside as per our request. Server did not introduce himself. He did take our drink order and gave us our menus. Food great. Service terrible did not seem to know menu. Did not offer dessert or coffee high price for this combination of food and service. Wow reluctantly go back. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Always enjoy. The food is always at least very good and the waitstaff excellent. Well worth the drive from Aiken."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The ambience and food at Manuel's are superb. This is a great place for sitting outside and relaxing over a delicious meal. The service was terrific!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We visited Manuel's for the second time on a repeat trip to the Masters. Our first experience was fantastic, which was why we wanted to go again. Unfortunately the restaurant seemed completely overwhelmed, as it took almost 20 minutes to be seated despite open tables. Thereafter, it took almost 2.5 hours to finish our meal. The upside was that this is a beautiful restaurant in a quaint area of North Augusta, so we really weren't bummed to have to enjoy their patio for so long. And, the food here is amazing. It was just unfortunate that we lost much of our night to waiting. Bottom line: increase service capacity and this is a 5-star restaurant."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Overwhelmed by Masters attendees- Ran out of Ceasar salas soup specials and duck which is on the menu . Wine choice $30-35 and around $95 But location is interesting- outside dining was good- staff nice but totally thrown by volume."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "i was in augusta for The Masters went 4 nights !!! Can i say more . enjoy"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This restaurant hits all the high notes in every dinning aspect.Would return in a second!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Sarah was excellent, best service ever!!! food prepared to perfection."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Great food and service went twice back to back nights when in Aiken. Nice atmosphere As well"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great dining experience for lunch! Food and service was excellent. Wine was great (and 1/2 price on Sundays!)"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "A solid win for any guy taking his fiancé out for a nice dinner"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I entertain here frequently and this visit was as well-received and enjoyed as previous visits. Two international travelers thoroughly enjoyed the cheese board and two of the night's specials. They actually asked for a return visit on the next trip, indicating an overall excellent evening."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "They took very good care of us. We have been there for different occasions. Always fantastic menu and great service."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The waiter did not know the specials very well and incorrectly described the one I was interested in trying. The house salad comes with a horseradish type dressing, which was not noted by the waiter or menu and was too strong to eat. This was kindly swapped for a caesar salad when I complained. The main course chicken was ok, but not worth going out of the way to taste. The wild rice was barely edible. The bread was very dry and disappointing considering that bread is in the restaurant name. The menu listed that salads are served with honey butter, but the waiter looked confused when I asked about it. The vegetables were ok, but they only gave a very small portion."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Manuel's Bread Café is one of the top 3 places to eat in the Augusta area and EASILY the best restaurant in North Augusta. Located in Hammond's Ferry, it has a great outdoor dining area and wonderful views from the middle of this amazing neighborhood. With the "farm-to-table" menu and daily specials, this is our favorite place to eat!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "It was closed because of the weather but no one emailed or anything. So we hoofed it from across town to find it closed. What is the point of having opentable if you don't use it to notify your customers?"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We loved the unique menu and had excellent service from our server. She took plenty of time to explain all the specials. The only thing that could have been better was our table. We were put up along a wall with a movie projected on the wall above our heads. We were told the window tables were reserved and no one was even at either of them by the time we had left. Our first two dessert choices were no longer available, but there were plenty of other options. It was delicious food and a great date spot for our anniversary dinner."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Loved it...the service was outstanding and the food was so fresh and vibrant. One of my favorite places in the area."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I took my mom here for lunch off the recommendation of a friend. Our sandwiches were great, and we had wonderful and attentive service. I recommend reserving ahead of time, especially when its cold and outdoor seating is unavailable, and the space inside in limited."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The Food was excellent. I would say BEST in Augusta! The smallness is intimate but close proximity to other guests makes it noisier than I prefer. That particular night had a large party of 7 that was very noisy. The waitress was very qualified and friendly. The high price will keep many from being able to afford. It would keep me from dining there on a monthly basis. But I definitely recommend it and will return. Hats off to the CHEF!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Went by with a work group with a last minute reservation - they were very accommodating, the food was awesome, the service charming and timely and we had a wonderful time. What more could I say?"
    Dined on 6/4/2013
  • "The food was excellent!!! and the service was great. Smaller place, but would be perfect for a group of 4 to 8 people, . Went as a couple and some of the tables are very close together which became quite awkward trying to have a serious conversation with someone 2ft away. But, this is definitely on the list of top restaurants in Augusta. Would be awesome to eat outside, for brunch, or a pair of couples."
    Dined on 1/10/2014