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East Head Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 384 0933
08:00 - 15:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:30
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Not much we can add to previous reviews but as we use tripadvisor ourselves felt we needed to at least endorse how good this place is. Fresh beautifully cooked food in an amazing location - could trade on location but doesn't which is rare in my experience. Would definitely recommend.

Thank cdbridge01
Somerset West, South Africa
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Love visiting here. Brilliant breakfasts and lovely lunches. Cheese board a winner and interesting kiddies options. 'A Room With A View'...

Thank RoadTripper143
Knysna, South Africa
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Located by the majestic Knysna Heads the restaurant has the best reputation for good food, service and views. Ideal Fish & Chips and great other dishes are available.

Thank John O
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We read all the reviews of how good East Head Cafe is and consequently how long the queues can get during the busy season. We just visited over the Easter weekend and can back the high scores all the way. After exploring much of Knysna, we ended up back here at lunch time on a Sunday. I expected a queue,... More 

1 Thank Geejay036
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

What a great start to the day: a huge welcome and a most delicious breakfast with a wonderful view. Recommend the honey granola with yogurt and fruit. Excellent latte. Kids loved the milkshakes and French toast. Blankets available on the outside deck if it's a bit chilly. Divine.

Thank Travelswithmyboys
Munich, Germany
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Wonderful little cafe at the Knysna Heads. We had our best breakfast there! A must if you are in the Knysna area. They don't serve dinner. Very casual, relaxing place.

Thank KarenG1972
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We were advised about this place by the manager at Tonquani Lodge and Spa and we can't thank her enough for it. We were lucky to have walked in and been given the corner seat in the outside seating area. The view was superb and the food just made it brilliant. We ordered for a couple of beers. For food... More 

1 Thank sanketh k
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We visited here for a late lunch knowing we would probably have to wait for a table. Only a 30 min wait during which time we indulged in an ice cream from the shop next door (also very good and worth a walk to). Food was excellent, lovely flavours and good value. Drinks were also excellent, virgin mojito was amazing!... More 

Thank Poppy1315
Johannesburg, South Africa
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

A trip to Knysna is not complete if I do not eat at East Head Cafe. My favourite be if for breakfast or lunch or just a drink. This time it was breakie. Although it was high season we did not have to wait too long for a table (15 minutes) and the service was great and breakie was scrumptious...... More 

Thank KiddoSA
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75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Amazing menu with outstanding food at good prices. Excellent view of Knysna Heads. Well priced. Amazing cakes cakes and cocktails. Great service and friendly staff from waitresses to manager. A really great time was had by all.

Thank Joanne A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 384 0933
Great cafe with delicious food in a great setting - sit on the terrace overlooking the beautiful Knysna Heads. Only open for breakfast and lunch from 08h00 to 15h30.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?