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About 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.

505 Railroad Ave
North Augusta, SC 29841
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Mediterranean

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

Cross Street:
Crystal Lake Dr.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(803) 380-1323

Website:
http://www.manuelsbreadcafe.com/

Entertainment:
Every Wednesday night we host "Acoustic Jam Sessions" from 7:00pm until.

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.

Executive Chef:
Manuel Verney-Carron

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

Manuel's Bread Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.5

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4.5

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4.2

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Casual (18)
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Great for Brunch (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Cozy (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Healthy (11)
Fun (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Romantic (9)
Scenic View (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Organic (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Tapas (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
People Watching (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a party of 11 including 2 kids and a baby and we had the best time. The food was great and the service was too.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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 (Charleston)·Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely wonderful evening. The food was fresh, perfectly prepared and delicious. They had a nice selection of special appetizers and entrees, and the staff gave excellent recommendations. Also had a fabulous selection of desserts. As always, the ambience is so comfortable and relaxing, with the old black and white foreign movies playing on the back wall. We absolutely love Manuel's!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

I've been to Manuels plenty of times and I have always been satisfied with everything there. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is quiet. Wonderful place.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food and a wonderful wine list! Would definitely recommend to anyone!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Both food and service was excellent. We were dining with family members who were visiting from out of town. They totally enjoyed the cuisine and environment. We are periodic regulars at this restaurant and use it as our "go to" location for entertaining out of town guests. It is always a hit!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was nicr

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our experience was great as always, We have never had an experience that was below excellent. Food and service quality was superb. And the menu options were unique and all were desirable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

INCREDIBLE Christmas dinner with our children! Service was great and food absolutely amazing! THANK YOU for an amazing Christmas Eve dinner!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great time! The fish and grits was excellent. Well prepared and bursting with flavor! I enjoyed trying their hot mustard sauce!

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food is always incredible at Manuel’s! Their specials always blow me away!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great little place tucked into a neighborhood on the river.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Organic, Healthy
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

This place was just ok! We were excited to try something new but were disappointed! Food is WAY overpriced and I've had better steak at places like Outback! Waiter was nice but not super friendly! Seating was uncomfortably close to people sitting next to us! We would not go there again.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

My birthday breakfast was great :) The food was delicious and the service was as well.

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

It was an excellent meal, the service was impeccable and routinely recommend this location to others.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Manuel's is one of the best restaurants in the Augusta area

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Cozy, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We chose Manuel's because my wife and I frequent it for snacks and lunch. I've never been there for dinner, so I booked a company dinner there. I was extremely impressed, as they met all expectations and I was vary satisfied with not only the service, but the food as well! It's a vey cute area and this restaurant fits right in.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Cheese plate was weak: burnt toast, cheese was average, jam was like Kroger brand.
Ceaser salad: very stale croutons, below average sauce, lettuce. That was it. No anchovies even though the option was on the menu. The bread that came with it was mediocre with butter packets like Dennys.
Filet: raw, covered in rosemary, had to be sent back. Not salted. Veggies were OK.
Clam pasta (special): sauce was watery and tasted like warm milk. Peas and carrots were obviously from a bag of frozen veggies. Clams cooked OK.
Waiter was OK but lacked knowledge about wine list and beer. Not the type of waiter one would expect at a place this expensive.
Dessert was good!

Overall, disappointed and won't be coming back despite all the other good reviews. There are many places that are much much better in the area. The food simply wasn't good.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great fall day outside and the food was delicious.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent spot for Sunday brunch - recommend a reservation

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were at Manuel's for Thanksgiving dinner. The menu was refreshingly non-traditional, although turkey and cranberries were available for those who wanted them. The vegetarian offerings were limited but tasty. We added a crudite platter, a cheese platter, and homemade cake to our meal and were pleased with all three (especially the cheese). The restaurant itself was bright and airy thanks to the many windows, and the atmosphere was charming. But the real star of the show -- beyond the food -- was the staff. They made us feel welcome and took care of our every need, promptly and pleasantly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We made a reservation thinking we would be having a nice thanksgiving day meal. We were highly disappointed. From a small uninspired and overpriced menu, to a waitstaff and ambience looking and feeling bored, it absolutely did not feel like a restaurant that should be charging these prices. We ordered, hoping the food would make it all worth it, yeah no, dry, dry and tasteless. My husband's thanksgiving plate was sad, and he's not a very picky food person. He didn't enjoy a single thing on that plate. My fish was deep fried (no flavor but probably still the "best" of what we got) and the sides felt like microwave last minute rice that screamed, we don't care, covered in sauce packet flavored Chinese watered out duck sauce. Don't even get me started on the fries I ordered on the side, any restaurant that can't do fries shouldn't be in business and they calling them almost "famous" (famous for being such soggy mess maybe) made it even more disgusting, they came with a dipping sauce that must have been messed up, can't imagine that's how they serve it on a regular basis. Tasted like a store bought dressing they threw loads of the canned minced garlic in and called it a day. Worse money ever spent on food. I will not return, especially since there are so many other good options out there. Left feeling sad and mad.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great food and service

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food here is pricey, but really great and worth the cost! Usually the service is superior, but our last time we had probably the most inept server we've ever had at ANY upscale restaurant. He had trouble remembering our order, apparently didn't fire the order until way too late and was just generally bad. Two hours is much too long to spend on a simple meal!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always good quality food. The service was impeccable and Manuel very friendly and chatty.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Fantastic menu, service exceptional. Be sure to make reservations. A little pricey but well worth the extra $$$. GO & ENJOY!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We drove down for brunch with family. It was delicious! There were three of us, we each ordered something different, and each really enjoyed our meals! The bread was amazing.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening out at Manuel's. We celebrated our One Year Anniversary and the service and good were excellent. Our fabulous server was April and she was more than knowledgeable, friendly, and had an impressive pace. It's definitely a place we will return to, as well as, recommend to all of our friends and family.

Tags: Scenic View, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I came to Manuel's for my 22nd Birthday brunch and was so pleased with the whole day! The service was great considering there was 18 of us at the table. I was able to enjoy time with my closest friends and family and not worry about the service or ambiance lacking. It truly was the perfect spot to gather and eat wonderful food and enjoy a beautiful part of Augusta! Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Simply Excellent for Brunch on Sunday. Fantastic egg dishes

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

I brought my uncle in here for a nice breakfast together before he left town. We had a wonderful meal, the attention was just right and I will absolutely come again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Disabled Access, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was excellent however we missed the quail on the menu. Hoe it will be available next time. Pheasant was outstanding.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 18, 2017

My fav place to eat! Wonderful food and atmosphere! Never had a bad meal here! Sometimes just coffee and dessert are enough. So glad to have this gem in North Augusta, SC!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Authentic, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Manuel's is one of my favorites because it's such a quaint cafe with local dishes/ingredients. I love the cheese plates and, of course, the deserts. Plus the neighborhood is beautiful; visitors to Augusta are always surprised to see such a beautiful community along the river. This visit the food was very much up to par; I had the stuffed flounder special, one guest had duck, and one had a steak. All were excellent, although I would I would have preferred a filet as the steak. Good wine list, excellent salads, a great place for a quiet dinner.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great food every time I go. The service is always good as well. My date and I both got specials, lamb chops and fresh fish and both were amazing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Ate at Manuel's with a group of friends for my birthday. Having just moved to North Augusta, we have been thrilled to find such a good place to eat with great atmosphere

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Service was sketchy.

We asked specifically about the daily special, Ahi Tuna Eggs Benedict. We have ordered this special before. The first time it was a tuna steak, the second time tuna patty. The patty wasn't as good. We asked if it was steak or patty this time. We were assured it was a tuna steak. When it arrived, of course, it was the patty. Too much trouble to send it back but a huge disappointment.

We ordered Bloody Marys, they weren't very good. When the check arrived we realized they were made with wine, not vodka. The waiter should have pointed that out. We didn't order Wine Bloody Marys, we order Bloody Marys.

We've been here several times for brunch, this visit aside, it has always been a pleasure.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Manuel's has become our go-to restaurant for all special occasions as well as for a quiet Sunday evening meal. The wine selection is extensive; the staff are especially knowledgeable and pleasant; and the setting is as close to Europe as we are going to get in Augusta/North Augusta. Many menu items are grown/raised at the local organic farm. We love Manuel's!

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Good for a Date, Organic, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

It's truly a great place . Everyone deserves to try it. Your missing out if you don't

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant! I have enjoyed lunch, dinner and brunch at this charming place. Lots of outdoor seating.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Scenic View, Healthy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Business Meals, Organic, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Went here for a special occasion, white coat ceremony at medical college, for my daughter. The community is gorgeous and nice to walk around. The meal was good, though quite expensive for what it was. Bill for six people, with dinner and a glass of wine and one appetizer for the table was 380, to me that's a bit pricey, particularly for the decent but not spectacular food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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