Manuel's Bread Cafe

4.6
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1010 Reviews
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$30 and under
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French

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Fri, Sat 9:00 am–11:00 am
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(803) 380-1323
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Manuel Verney-Carron
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Crystal Lake Dr.
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Entertainment
Every Wednesday night we host "Acoustic Jam Sessions" from 7:00pm until.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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DD
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing and service excellent

JD
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a work dinner for some educational discussion. GREAT atmosphere set back in the back, but not alone--perfect setting. Food and service were excellent. We will be back! Thank you!

G
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband, my mother, and I went to get desserts to celebrate my birthday. Every dessert was delicious!

JS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manuel’s Bread Cafe does not disappoint. Excellent food, great service in a warm and inviting atmosphere. It’s my number one choice for the best dining experience, whether brunch, lunch or dinner.

OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Well, I had high hopes for this place and we traveled from Evans to try it, but I find it to be over hyped. The bread had been warmed in the microwave, instead of the oven, and was chewy and tough. The server was slow and inattentive, the other server checked on her tablets 2x more often. There's no kids menu, so we ordered a small plate for our 7yr old and they put pepper on it. The steak frite was full of gristle and not well flavored. I hope our was just an off night for them, but as we felt the quality did not meet the price, we won't put it on our regular list.

KT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely diner. The food was great and the service was excellent. Great for date night or just grab a bite to eat.

SP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit for us. We brought our friends with us. All of us enjoyed everything- food, service, ambience etc.
We definitely will visit often. Thank you for a nice evening. One suggestion is add some vegetarian Dishes.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

SD
Hawaii
89 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live sitting outside on the street and enjoying the beautiful area.

RZ
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here for lunch.

JC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu! Great selections for brunch and lunch!

G
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 24 for a last minute gathering - they were so wonderful and the food and service were both wonderful.

KS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere! It was a fantastic dining experience!

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Confusion when checking in for our reservation. Had specified, as requested in the notes, that we wanted inside seating and this was a special occasion. We were confused with a different reservation and there was no mention of our special occasion.

The food was excellent.

CC
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice lunch sitting outside in the shade. Greek salad with grilled chicken was large and fresh with great flavor. My husband had the Reuben and he said it was good.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a beautiful evening and eight of us ate outside.

The service was very good as was all of our food.

AD
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Sunday brunch. They made our birthday celebration very special for sure.

M
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Food was on point. Service was great.

DD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with the fried ravioli which were simply delicious . For dinner I had the pan seared Amberjack dinner special and my boss had the filet. Both were cooked to perfection. Then we finished up with an amazing piece of Red Velvet Cake. The food is awesome and the atmosphere is great. This is one of my favorite places to dine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant except the food took a little long to make after we ordered. We were there about an hour and 45 minutes But had hoped to be out in about an hour since we were traveling out of town. But it was relaxing and the staff was very sweet and accommodating. Good ambiance. Plan to come back for coffee and dessert soon!

JJ
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A great little place for quick bite and drinks or a special occasion. Haven't had a bad meal here; I would recommend everything on the menu-particularly the boeuf bourguignon or any steak-but don't forget to leave room for a scrumptious dessert too.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sara provides the charm to a cozy atmosphere

LE
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Poutine was excellent. Crispy crispy flounder was tasty. Pheasant (Dry) and Beef bourguignon (very little beef) we’re both quite disappointing, although highly recommended by the waiter.

PF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casey was took great care of us...it is always a great experience at Manuel's - great food, great service and sitting outside is an added plus

VC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time. The staff is always super attentive and the food is always amazing! We celebrated my husband’s birthday and they made it special.

K
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

very pricey. we went for Saturday breakfast buffet. food was average.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Only improvement would be to update wine list vintages. Service and food were excellent! Strongly recommend including the banger and mash variation to the standard menu offerings!!!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food is always delicious, and the dessert is to die for.

B
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Eating outside was wonderful! WE had a god meal; not great but good. The service was not quite as good as we expected, but was OK. Would certainly go back again.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That breakfast burger was THE BEST THING I EVER ATE!!! And I never get a burger... The service we received from Tammy was EXCEPTIONALLY courteous and professional. My all time favorite restaurant!

B
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Sat outside and the breeze was the perfect complement to our food. My wife always gets the filet and I always get Boeuf Bourguignon which were fantastic. The poutine was also tasty. Highly recommend everyone treat themselves to Manuel’s!

DM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and setting. We visit many times either by bike or car.

C
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Planned brunch for 18. All
Went perfectly. Appetizers on table as ordered. Menu items came out promptly. Very pleased!

RB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a goo laid back place to grab something to eat or drink. Especially if you want unfried foods. Good variety for anyone. The staff was very courteous and helpful. Only downside is not all ingredients are apparent in description of items so I recommend asking before ordering.

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent; waiter very knowledgeable about the menu and wines. It’s a charming cafe and we plan to return often!

LO
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything good as usual!
Wait staff is excellent too!
Thanks to Cody who always makes it a pleasant experience!

MD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing breakfast buffet on Saturday morning. Food was amazing and so was the service!

c
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the pasta it was good . I added a protein which was $8.00. The pasta alone was $24. A little pricey but the food was good. Service is great . Only negative, we asked a waitress passing our table for a straw and she said I will tell your server. Not sure why she couldn’t just pass us a straw.

ED
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Better than expected for a group of ten. Service was great and food was delivered timely. No one had to wait.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and we Enjoyed the patio seating. Our server was very attentive. The wine and drinks list is limited.