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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 14 April 2017 via mobile

The food was good, the service friendly and the terrace offered lovely views of the bay. Worth a visit.

Thank sleepingleo2010
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I did not even research this restaurant, we just went there with no expectations. And we were astonished great tasting food. The presentation was spot on. The only problem could be that there is a lack of parking. But it is definitely worth the wait.

Thank Karel v
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

We just love this spot. It's our 'regular' when we are in Knysna! Great food, great coffee and an amazing view!

Thank BurrataSA
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing views, amazing food and amazing service, will definitely be back.... Highly Highly recommended!

Thank soniar139
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Usually come here on Sunday morning for delicious brunch and tge very best coffee! Have had eggs Benedict on a number of occasions and have always enjoyed it. Their chicken livers are excellent too, but just about everything on their menu is good. Only grim...More

Thank rouffignac
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant next to Knysna heads. Very busy on a Sunday morning but were accommodated without a booking. The food was great. The atmosphere was great. Waitresses very friendly.

Thank Sibongele H
Reviewed 12 April 2017

What better way to spend Sunday lunchtime, whilst in Knysna, than on the sunny terrace at the East Head café, with friends, whilst enjoying the delicious seafood? Not to mention sitting admiring the best views in Knysna. OK, it's not smart and the picnic style...More

2  Thank grahamee
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

If the weather is fine and you can dine on the shady garden terrace overlooking the river then this makes an ideal out of town lunch or breakfast option (they are not open for dinner). We ate Cape Malay seafood curry, a chicken burger, a...More

1  Thank NovaOrbis
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This well placed cafe at the Knysna Heads had a gorgeous view to enjoy a morning travelers breakfast. Very popular so expect it to be busy in holiday seasons. Not a cheap breakfast but we didn't feel cheated either, even teenagers happy. Service outstanding and...More

Thank robing813
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This cafe contains a beautiful view on Knysna Heads. The restaurant is cosy but simple. The food was good but small portions for what you pay. Our waitress was not so kind because she was busy with talking to her colleagss and didn't have a...More

Thank Marjolein Z
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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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