$5 for $10 Worth of Café Fare at Bluestem Bistro in Manhattan


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In a Nutshell

  • In-house, no-preservative bakery
  • Local products
  • Beer, wine & coffee liqueurs
  • Kid sing a longs on Tuesdays

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Promotional value expires Mar 23, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in and carryout only. Must use in 1 visit. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Bistros are remarkable in that they somehow manage to be both fancy and casual at the same time, much like a necktie with Taz on it. Feel gussied up without too much fuss with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of café fare at Bluestem Bistro in Manhattan.

Within its naturally lit brick confines, Bluestem Bistro handcrafts its menu of soups, breads, and pastries from scratch without the malevolent influence of preservatives. Local products are meshed and melded to produce sandwiches and wraps ($6.59–$6.89) such as the turkey on focaccia smeared with red-pepper aioli ($6.89), which longs to be raised to the mouth in a salute of gastronomic gratitude. Salads ($6.49–$6.99) and specialty dishes such as spinach lasagna ($6.59) pair freely with a lineup of coffees, teas, and fresh fruit smoothies (nonalcoholic drinks $1.35–$4.80).

Beer, wine, and coffee liqueurs (alcoholic drinks $2.75–$5.25) can be taken on the wooden patio amid the warm glow of candlelight and similarly sedate friends. Pop in on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. through 10 a.m. for a kid-friendly Sing-A-Long with Mr. Steve, or treat your ears to more advanced melodies during the Sunday jazz brunch, which begins at 11 a.m.


Eight Yelpers give Bluestem Bistro an average of four stars, 73% of Urbanspooners like the business, and six Yahoo! Travelers give it a 4.5-star average. More than 1,100 Facebookers like it.

  • Bluestem is a keeper. You can tell the recipe and food makers are passionate and serious about providing yummy food. – Phoebe R., Yelp, 1/29/11
  • By far the best coffee and staff around! If you havent been here you are really missing out. Great bakery sandwiches and salads you will not be disapointed [sic]!!!! – KMJ, Yahoo! Travel

Customer Reviews

Great service and friendly people! Thanks!
Laura M. · March 21, 2012
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    Manhattan, Kansas 66502

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