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Manuel's Bread Cafe

4.6
710 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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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: 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
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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
What 710 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We sat outside and enjoyed the people watching. The food was very good. The waiter was very busy but made sure we were taken care of.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Group of 10 friends- had a nice dinner. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Thank you for making us feel welcome. The food was exceptional and the service was wonderful. The weather was quite chilly and you had blankets and heaters to make us feel welcome. Thank you. The only thing was the hostess was not very nice when she came out and said we had to check in before we got a table. I had reservations so she said sit where you want. FYI it was not busy at all. 11:30am on a Monday.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Manuel’s is a hidden gem in North AUGUSTA GA. Don’t let the name mid-lead you. It’s every bit a restaurant and a good one at that. I highly recommend giving it a try especially if you’re in town for The Masters.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Here for the Masters.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had had Manuel’s Bread Cafe HIGHLY recommended by James, the owner/manager of PF Chang’s, and he was right! Everything was delicious! It’s a little “out of the way”, but Uber got us there! We were a little taken aback by the prices, as we’d looked up their menus on line, and the prices seemed reasonable for a “nice” restaurant. But we were given a special menu for Masters Week, with, essentially, almost everything doubled in price! After we got over the slight shock (we’re from NYC, after all!), we just “went with it”, and really did have a wonderful dinner.
The restaurant is in a very special area, which might be worth exploring....we didn’t arrive early enough, but you could!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

2nd year in a row eating there after enjoying The Masters. Even better this year than last. Our guests including a couple that had and another than had not dined with us here last year both said "This place is the best. It is Tops!". A great hidden gem of a find and we definitely will be back! Fabulous menu and wine list! Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We really enjoy the atmosphere and the food. Dining outside is a little cold but they give you blanket. We had a great time

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Not as good as I remembered. Service slow, but it was Masters Week.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Manuel's is our go-to choice for Sunday brunch as well as celebratory dinners. Menu items always include locally-sourced ingredients that are combined in surprising and delicious ways. Great for friends and for couples.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great time had by all, thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Overall an excellent meal. Portions were a little small

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2.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Menu was very limited - not what was on website and did not have a full bar. Service was good but a tad slow for the size of the restaurant. Food was not worth $ charged. A $65 steak better be a good piece of meat that melts in my mouth - it did not. Rack of lamb was 2 small lamb chops, again over priced. Dessert was the best feature of the meal...

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Definitely eat outside! The ambiance was worth every penny. The only issue I had was that half of the tables outside had lighting and the other half didn’t. Our reservation was at 8pm so by the time the entree’s were served it was pretty dark. I couldn’t even see my rack of lamb properly to cut it. I asked for a candle which we were given promptly but it didn’t help very much. The waitress and deserts were phenomenal though!

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We had been seated for 10-15 minutes and had to finally ask for a server. Sprite came and was flat- had not changed out cylinders. Food was fair. Desserts were very good. The little cafe was very quaint but that is where it stopped

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Outstanding food, staff and service! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Fantastic food using locally-grown ingredients, equally superb service. A bit pricey, but well worth it for special occasions.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This was one of the few finer dining establishments open Easter Sunday for dinner. My husband and I shared the Steak au poivre for two, listed on the menu as a 30 ounce steak, of which better than a third of it (probably closer to half) was fat and inedible. My daughter had the fried ravioli appetizer for her meal, which tasted like something we could have ordered from Olive Garden. Not what I was expecting from such a highly rated finer dining restaurant. They did have a nice selection of cakes for dessert; we tried the grasshopper and hummingbird cakes, both of which were good. Overall, we won’t be going out of our way to eat at Manuel’s Bread Cafe, but would stop in for dessert if on that side of town.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Tasty. Eccentric area. Love the decor and warm blankets on outside tables a thoughtful touch. Food was very good...however my soft shell crab was inedible and no one asked why I left untouched

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Manuel’s has been one of our favorites for more than 7 years. We pop in when we are in town. Unfortunately, our last trip was not one of our best. Our server was very attentive. We ordered the charcuterie. There were about 10 pieces of meat and 5 stale crostini. Hubby ordered the beef Bourguignon and I had the lamb. His beef was excellent, but I had one over cooked chop and one was nearly raw. I just asked to have the raw ones thrown on a bit longer and they were better......but, at that point the rhythm of the meal was a mess. We ordered dessert to go. The desserts have always been amazing....but, the Oreo Cheesecake was disappointing.....it was either old or over whipped, because the consistency was gummy. We kind of thought they would at least comp the dessert because of all the issues.....but no accommodations were made. Pretty disappointing. Just hope this isn’t a trend!!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Manuel's always delivers great food and service. The weather was perfect for outdoor dining.
Pasta of the day was awesome!

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was adequate Service was inattentive, the air conditioning was set at meat locker, even after we requested the air conditioning be turned down. Other guests were also running arms to keep warm.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful gem of North Augusta , it is truely beautiful

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent food - my husband and I got specials (amberjack and lamb). Both were delicious. Service was also good. WONDERFUL DINING EXPERIENCE ALL AROUND!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food, terrific server. Dinner on the patio doesn’t get much better. Looking forward to my next visit.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Incredible birthday dinner! April was helpful and attentive, the wine and food were delicious (loved the Steak Diane special), and the environment was cozy & laidback. Made my night.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Service was excellent. Was greated as we entered the restaurant

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Excellent service and great ambiance! The Burrata was very good, very tasty combination of mozzarella, pesto and pita. The beef stroganoff was also very good minus the addition of pickles. I got my personal favorite of lamb chops which they had a great cut of meat but it was not cooked properly. They made up for it with their dessert, three different half slices of cake. Probably won't come back for dinner but still the best for lunch or brunch.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We had a stuffed pork chop - delicious & tender - and the beef stroganoff- full of flavor and plenty of tender beef. Coffee was very good and just wish we had saved room for a slice of one the enticing cakes. We will come back another day for coffee and desert.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

A nice experience as always at Manuel’s.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Brunch on the patio is a delight! Great food and great service!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Service was excellent and staff were very knowledgeable of menu and special selections. We were greeted and seated as soon as we arrived. Dinner was delicious. The best gyro both of us had ever tasted and the french onion soup was perfectly balanced. Quiet dinner afternoon and no rush over the meal. A bit pricey for soup and a sandwich but I will return for special occasions.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Our friends had never been here before. They enjoyed it. We sat outside since the weather was so nice. Very comfortable. The service was excellent. We all tried something different and everyone enjoyed the food.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Always is a great place to dine. Good food, service etc. All you want in a restaurant.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Very friendly staff, wonderful ambiance and great outside seating, food wasn’t great, but ok

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Visiting Augusta, we were looking for something interesting for Sat. dinner. We didn't know much about Manuel's, but were very glad to have selected this restaurant. The menu had great choices, food was terrific, and service was excellent. The restaurant has a very comfortable atmosphere. Overall, very highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We love Manuel’s! Everything is fresh & wonderful. We’ve never been disappointed with food or service!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great service and meals were all delicious

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a wonderful time and the ambiance is exceptional for the augusta area. Manuel and his staff are very nice and I loved the stuffed prawns and snapper entree!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and service

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