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The Tin House Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3 Grey Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 2761
08:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:30 - 15:00
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Knysna, South Africa
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123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

We were four friends who met for breakfast. The food and coffee was very good and service friendly. There are not many people who serve a good breakfast in Knysna and i will definitely be back. we sat outside under the shade, but they also have tables in the sun and inside. the prices are reasonable and it was all... More 

1 Thank Nicci R
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

Don't take my word for it, visit for yourself and find out. Be prepared for fresh ingredients, a wonderful menu, great prices and super attentive hosts. A great spot to eat, drink and relax.

1 Thank Mandy S
Cullinan, South Africa
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188 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015 via mobile

We needed a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle enjoying something light to eat while attending to some work. The carrot cake was divine and we ended up staying for lunch. We were able to go about our business without feeling in the way or being bothered. A quaint little gem

1 Thank Karen J
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

We wanted a coffee away from the main harbor / pier and tourist traps and the Tin House was perfect for this. Menu looked great but it was not time for lunch - maybe next time. Lovely decor and outdoor seating area.

1 Thank Graham P
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

Thankfully we found this gem at the beginning of our 5 week stay in Knysna. A stones throw from the waterfront this place has a warm atmosphere, comfy seating in a variety of settings including a beautifully finished inside area for the chillier times. The service is very good and the coffee the best I have found. Try the iced... More 

1 Thank DaveandFi_10
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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350 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

What a fantastic find this place was. My wife and I found this restaurant whilst strolling around the waterfront area of Knysna. Casual sofa sitting area where a glass of wine could be enjoyed prior to dinner. Good live music. Juicy burgers that were exceptional. I would recommend this place,

1 Thank Burt_Thatcherher
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

We had a superb breakfast at the Tin House Cafe during our stay in Knysna, and would be sure to pay a repeat visit when next in town.

Thank Graham B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015 via mobile

Will defineatly come again for best coffe and breakfast. Even we had 2 years old kid staff was friendly and helpfull

1 Thank keremsah
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

Great cafe that offers live music in the evenings. Garden setting with awesome blues musicians jamming away. A must, must, must for anyone wanting a chilled evening. Small light affordable menu with incredible vibe. Don't miss it!!!

2 Thank DaneTravelSA
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again soon:) More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

Great food, great service, live music twice a week. Have eaten breakfast, lunch & tea here and not had a bad meal, all menu requests done without any problem. Will defintly be back.

3 Thank ali19782014

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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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)

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