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The Tin House Cafe

3 Grey Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 2761
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“carrot cake” (7 reviews)
“cakes” (12 reviews)
“coffee shop” (8 reviews)
08:30 - 15:00All hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Grey Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 25 November 2016

I worked in this restaurant for most of the day - it offers free wifi (good wifi) and friendly staff with great coffees, the big cappuccinos are great. The atmosphere is great, cool music played at the right volume, big comfy couches, an outdoor area...More

Thank DevonKrantz
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Tin House Cafe is in a great little spot with a lovely big garden. The food and drinks were all really good and excellent value - staff (especially the owners) were really friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I have a delicious breakfast and an excellent coffee at The Tin House. Good setting, perfect service. Presentation of the food was a bit disappointing.

Thank Milkmanlouis
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We were looking for a nice restaurant serving good breakfast and we found The Tin House Café. A lovely venue with tables in the garden, and the atmosphere very relaxing. The breakfast was very good and not expensive. The service was good as well. The...More

Thank U9607JLsandraw
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Stopped off for a coffee which was lovely, and a massive piece of cake that we shared. Quaint and peaceful.

Thank sueskyblue
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Thank you for your lovely review - we are glad you enjoyed your visit - hope to see you again soon. (Note we will be closed for 3 weeks in August :)

Reviewed 18 May 2016

Beautiful garden setting, peaceful and relaxing. Good coffee for R18 (cheaper than most other places in Knysna) Oh, and the best Carrot cake in Knysna - big enough to share a slice, but you'll regret not having it all by yourself - sooo good!

Thank 34onGray
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2016

Thank you for the great review - hope to see you again soon. The Tin House Café Management Team

Reviewed 4 April 2016

Well, we have come to the Tin House Cafe several times because the atmosphere is quiet and nice. At the veranda on the terrace is a sofa which makes it cozy. We have been there for lunch. The owner and a friend sat on the...More

Thank Andreas M
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Hello Andreas, Thank you for your review - we are sorry that you didn't have a good experience yesterday. I'd like to explain firstly that the 'friend' lying on the sofa, is unable to sit upright for long durations of time due to his back...More

Reviewed 29 March 2016

We wanted a quaint, unique place to have breakfast on the last day of our holiday and, wow, did we find it. We pull off the main road into a parking and were going to walk across the road, but saw that the place right...More

Thank Candy M
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Hi Candy, Thank you so much for the awesome review, we are glad you had a great Easter Holiday, and hope to see you back again soon Thanks The Tin House Cafe

Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely brekkie. Thank you. We had beautiful coffee. Divine food. And it wasn't crazy busy. Perfect for our honeymoon.

Thank Elizabeth S
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2016

Thank you Elizabeth, so glad you enjoyed it. Congratulations! and Enjoy the rest of your honeymoon.

Reviewed 7 March 2016

Whilst on a fairly busy road, this cafe is set back a bit so you tend not to notice it, but do make an effort to go in for coffee and cake (the carrot cake is superb) or breakfast as they are really good. The...More

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PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2016

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed it, and we hope to see you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Grey Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 2761
A Beautiful Haven, beach-chic cozy indoor area with a crackling fire for those cold winter dates, a wonderful decking area to sit and watch the work go by, plus an enchanted Garden area. Fresh Healthy food, Freshly squeezed Fruit Juices, Divine Coffee, All Day breakfasts, brunch, lunch and Delicious Cakes..Plus free Wifi. Fully licensed. Live Music in the Evenings, follows us on Facebook to see the live music line-up and dates Children's play section plus baby changing facilities and baby high chairs (totseat, for kiddies who lunch) Would be great if you can write a review so others can enjoy this gem too!
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