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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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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.4

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4.6

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4.2

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95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
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Good for a Date (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Great for Brunch (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Fun (12)
Healthy (11)
Scenic View (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Romantic (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (8)
Cozy (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Organic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Service, atmosphere and food. Best restaurant in the area!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Simply love this place! Great food and atmosphere. Our go-to when we are in Augusta

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

a favorite local place and open on sundays. always very good food with some unusual dishes and service is always outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We love Manuels for lunch or dinner....try to go once a month or more. Always get a great meal and wait staff is always top notch. Best little hidden secret in Hammonds Ferry.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Fun
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

The food was excellent, the staff was friendly and attentive l.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great breakfast as usual. However, our waitress Ashlyn D. was amazing! Fantastic service and very attentive to our group's needs (mimosas).

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I have been to Manuels a number of times and have always had stellar service with the exception of this last time. The guy who waited on us was so scatterbrained and all over the place. He was reading the lunch features from his book, no problem, but he left one out.. my mom and I had to listen another server explain it at a different table. I can see that happening if you memorized them.. not reading verbatim from a paper. I also asked him for something to accompany my lunch and he scoffed as he walked away. Definitely won't keep me from going back as this is my favorite place in augusta and we live in the neighborhood but if I see him again, I will ask for another server.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 12, 2017

always a good time!!!

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Group of friends meeting for dessert and conversation. A great selection of desserts. The server was slow to respond. We started with the Poutine, ordered two for the table to share. It was really tasty and great to share. We told the server we just wanted to order dessert. She took our drink orders, coffees and tea and when she brought the regular coffees they were not hot, twice she was asked to refill, and first time they were still cold. The desserts were all very good and large portions. My biggest criticism was the time she took to take and deliver our orders, being only dessert it should not have taken 30 minutes for 8 desserts.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Wonderful hospitality! 50th Wedding Anniversary surprise lunch. Very accommodating and easy to work with staff. Thank you Sara for all you attention. As always fabulous food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This was our first time at this restaurant and we had mixed responses. While we all enjoyed our first course of salads and evening specials ( chilled shrimp and a salmon salad), the entrees were a different story. The first problem was running out of an evening special, as well as a regular menu entree item. What we did receive was good, but not fantastic. The tenderloin was chewy, which is a definite no-no, although it was properly cooked in regards to temperature. The chicken piccata was much drier than anticipated, but had decent flavor. More of the lemon caper butter sauce would have helped. The final entree was an evening seafood/stuffed shrimp pasta special, which received a glowing report. The desserts were mixed too. The grasshopper cake was delicious, but the chantilly berry cake was very dense. We are definitely willing to go back and see if maybe it was just an off night.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great time as always! Previous experiences have us returning regularly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Server was great! She was prompt to bring us our coffee and kept checking in to see if we needed anything. Food was excellent! Definitely a great value for the price.

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