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East Head Cafe

$$ - $$$, Cafe, Seafood
25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 384 0933
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We visited in winter and the view was eerily stunning with a mist over the water. Staff were a delight! Wine and beer good. I had a lovely salad and hubby had the fish then the malva pudding, we will definitely go back when we...More

Thank dancehotsalsa
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The Heads are the must see place in Knysna, so what better than to see the Heads while enjoying an excellent breakfast. Good views from both inside and outside seats. Food very good as was the service. After breakfast why not stroll up to the...More

Thank Euan S
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Just had the most amazing pork belly hollandaise breakfast on sweet potato. Eggs were perfect. View is fantastic. Service is excellent. Everything just perfect.

Thank Tim T
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant so many times that my abacus cannot register. It has the most amazing view if the Heads and the opening to the sea. Their cappuchino's are legendary, and the service is professional and well managed. Great meny too!

Thank Louis B
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

A very cosy setting next to the channel leading through the Heads. Sit inside or out the service and welcome was excellent. Great breakfasts and a good choice of menu.

Thank Spithead
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Went with friends and had delicious gourmet burgers with camembert and a jug of frozen margaritas...all delicious😁All the staff were really friendly and helpful.We also had a great view of the Knysna heads which was amazing.

Thank nadiav716
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Great food. Good service. Unbeatable view. Lovely breakfasts. What more can one want? Highly recommend.

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The best view, the best staff, the best breakfasts, the best cocktails and bubbles, the best company makes for the best times and memories. You won't regret it.

Thank Candace M
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We visited here for lunch with the family. I heard a lot of good things about the food here. It was very good, but i have had better in Knysna. The food was fresh and good but it felt like a fashionable place to visit...More

Thank iamandycook
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We ate here 3 times during our holiday in Knysna, always very busy but usually seated within a couple of minutes. Service very friendly and helpful, prompt as lots of staff working there. The food was always freshly made and piping hot, we ate a...More

Thank angelaiddles
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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
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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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