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“A tasty tea sat in the sun”
Review of Chapati Cafe

Chapati Cafe
Ranked #166 of 2,400 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$14
Cuisines: Asian, Indian
Description: Homestyle Indian food in a curry cafe surrounding. A selection of three curries with rice or chapatis are served on a steel Thali and come with salad and our in house chutneys. Snacks such as Dhokla, Patra, Kachori are all available and delicious with a cup of our homemade Chai ! Curries served 11.30Am till 8.00Pm
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Description: Homestyle Indian food in a curry cafe surrounding. A selection of three curries with rice or chapatis are served on a steel Thali and come with salad and our in house chutneys. Snacks such as Dhokla, Patra, Kachori are all available and delicious with a cup of our homemade Chai ! Curries served 11.30Am till 8.00Pm
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I have started working in Chorlton and pass the Chapati Café each day. Its format intrigued me so last night my husband and I visited to have our tea here, we had read the previous reviews including the bad but we always make up our own minds on what we try.

We had the 2 meat and one veggie curry Thali dish both with rice and sides on poppadom and a chapiti, plus two bottles of Cobra beer for a total of £20, which we thought was good value, the beers alone were £6.00 for two.

There are special daily curries available, at the time of our visit the meat was Chicken Karahi which were warned by the staff was very spicy the veggie was aubergine and spinach which my husband fancied but it was sold out.

It was a warm sunny evening so we sat at an outdoor table and enjoyed our mild chicken, lamb and potato curries. The mild was just that but still tasty, the lamb was succulently soft with a bit of a spicy kick and the potatoes had a nice heat to them. We found the portion size just right we left the table full but not bloated.

The service was excellent and friendly, there were not many other customers as it was 5.00pm on a Saturday evening.

We have recommended this café to our son and his girlfriend for a tea time meal.

I think some reviewers have been a little critical and may be comparing this café/takeaway against a proper Asian restaurant.

Give this café a try and decide for yourselves.

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Thank Bernadette187069
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

So much food for £5.50. And good curry too. Like the fact you can choose half and half; rice & chapatti. Friendly staff. Great beer. Nice to sit outside.
Spicy chutney could be better.

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Thank Lara G
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Chapati cafe is a family favourite! The food is gorgeous and so authetic tasting - much nicer than the usual indian takeaway.
However the staff are shocking. Each time the service is so slow... shockingly so, when to think they hardly take pride in presentation (its placed in a thali not much needed).
The staff are mostly very young- presumably cheap labour but wow they need retraining!!
I had a big complaint about one of the members of staff annabell, she was horrendous and if i ran a cafe she would no longer be working for me.
To be fair to the management they arranged for me to have a free meal for two. We went to get that... got all the way home and they had forgot the chapattis!! So we had to go all the way back for them meaning we then had to reheat the food.

Please retrain your staff/hire older and more conscientious staff members.

3  Thank jenna2407
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

First time here and very impressed. Very much home cooked style and thoroughly delicious. Simple decor and friendly staff make this a no fuss but superlative eatery. A great way to sample varied Indian dishes beautifully made. Highly recommend it.

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Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Fine proper Indian vibes, no bones cuisine. Nice friendly but cafeteria ambience. Quick service and professional service

Thank Stefan P
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