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Cruise Cafe

Remembrance Avenue | The Featherbed Company, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 1693
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Remembrance Avenue | The Featherbed Company, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

What a great atmosphere. Fabulous food and great service this is a must try for anyone visiting, just remember to book it's very popular.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The food was good...in particular the stuffed mushroom prepared for our vegetarian friend was outstanding...better than the steak (which was good) that I had. The amarula creme brûlée was really good. Ambiance is OK.

Thank RJBaxter
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Situated on the waterfront across from an old paddle steamer. What a great place to have a cocktail and watch the sun set over the lagoon! This is a great fun restaurant with excellent food and service and set slightly apart from the more busy...More

Thank Hadyn P
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

A lovely setting for breakfast, lunch or dinner with a varied menu and comfortable chairs with great views across the lagoon and good service. Avoid in peak season for dinner when tour groups arrive in buses.

Thank Lizzy684
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Food was okay, but not spectacular. The place was pretty empty (which may not have been too surprising since we were in the off season). We had a sense that it was really focused on the tourist trade.

Thank callwzrd
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

My parents, teenaged son and I have Sunday lunch before taking the Featherbed ferry. Siwe was a superb server, the oysters were fresh and delicious, the calamari tender and perfect and the Creme brûlée decadent. A perfect meal.

Thank Bioteacher67
Reviewed 9 August 2016

After three terrible experiences in one week in Knysna restaurants I nearly didn't give Cruise Cafe a chance. Glad I did though...excellent service and food and love the new chef, I think her name is Magdalena? Also, what an interesting menu that caters to all....More

Thank SenhoraFox
The Featherbed C, Guest Relations Manager at Cruise Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Thank you so much for your review! We are very pleased that you did give us a chance. We love exceeding expectations!! We have worked very hard on our menu for the last two years now so it's awesome that you found it interesting. Our...More

Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

As usual, we were not disappointed with our delights from cruise cafe. The weather was perfect for sitting out on the deck and watching the boats and ferries on the lagoon. We ordered some tapas and cocktails. The Spring rolls, samosas and chilli poppers were...More

Thank KezziB
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Cruise Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Thank you Kezzi. You are most welcome to ask for some lemons and tartar sauce next time. Please do visit us again.

Reviewed 9 August 2016

Lovely view of the lagoon and the ferries and houseboats.Had tapas as a starter followed by a generous portion of calamari tubes,chips and salad.Friendly staff and great service.

Thank Ingrid W
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Cruise Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Thank you Ingrid for your kind words.

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Another awesome meal and fantastic service at Cruise cafe. At least six new low carb meals...great choice. I had the Ostrich fillet..super tasty..extremely well priced. Again have to compliment the staff! My only gripe..the format of the menu..no fun!More

Thank suyenneb
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Cruise Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Thank you for your review! We try our best to accommodate all dietary trends! We regretfully read your comment regard the format of our menu as we have received amazing compliments for the same menu. We do respect however that there are different strokes for...More

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Response from suyenneb | Reviewed this property |
it's a sit down restaurant with an amazing view
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Remembrance Avenue | The Featherbed Company, Knysna 6570, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 1693
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Cruise Cafe is known for its fresh seafood and modern styled cuisine, a relaxed atmosphere with exceptional views of the Knysna Lagoon. Cruise Cafe presents diners with a soothing yet sophisticated ambiance, graced by lots of blond wood, sepia coloured alcoves and enlarged nautical photographs. Enjoy specialty coffees and classy cocktails on the lagoon deck with superb views, or sample the delightful breakfasts, healthy lunches and mouth-watering dinners from our fine selection of menu items.
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