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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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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
08:00 - 15:00All hours
Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So, the views were great as we sat near a window. Service was good but they often didn’t come past often enough HOWEVER ALL of their food was absolutely brilliant. I’m from London so I know a thing or two about fish and chips, boy...More

Thank Ifran Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This cafe was excellent. The view is amazing as well. You can sit either inside or outside. The food itself was excellent. There was so much taste to the line fish I ordered. The waitresses were very nice as well Afterwards you can go for...More

Thank Shuheb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On a beautiful Monday morning....all staff bright, cheerful and on the ball....excellent service..great food...spectacular views...you guys can!! Loved the Clemengold gin and the crispy tangerine...that's something one can get addicted to...still the best view.

Thank suyenneb
Reviewed 3 days ago

Simple food made sophisticated. Truly excellent. Great service and great setting. Our favourite restaurant in Knysna.

Thank pietbotha1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great lunch and breakfast menu - everything is delicious on the menu and fresh . Friendly staff who deliver prompt service everytime .Indoor and outdoor seating with the most beautiful views . Great play area available for kids too

Thank Janinecowlin
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well from teh title I guess you can assume I liked it! Family of four visited here for lunch in August (winter?) it was gorgeous, sitting outside on the deck over looking Knysnariver Estuary, the deck is a real sun trap and a great place...More

Thank Martynjw
Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot go wrong ordering the popular fish and chips meal. Make sure you get a table in or outside which gives a few of the Knysna Heads.

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great cafe overlooking the harbour heads at Knysna. Beautiful view of the narrow harbour entrance gap. Great menu and friendly staff. Some good walks to see the ocean views at the heads. A worthwhile visit just to see the heads.

Thank Stevejlowe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view of the lagoon and the city, but lunch time only until 3pm. And closes at 4pm.Sunday earlier..Good food, not spetacular..

Thank Hugo Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both inside and out seating has stunning views of the Knysna Heads outside seating has lagoon views. Experienced friendly staff always smiling and happy to assist, food is always great the kitchen has pride in what they present. Popular with locals and visitors

Thank Greattogolf
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
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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