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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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“brunch” (49 reviews)
“biscotti” (27 reviews)
“fish and chips” (63 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 3:30 pmAll hours
Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Excellent service and food always - the staff are friendly and provide personal service which creates a relaxed environment - I will definitely recommend this special eating experience to all my friends and family

Thank 490sonja
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We can here on a recco so it had to live up and it did. The setting is stunning service and food was good without being exceptional. It was so nice we came back a second time just for a bottle of wine and the...More

Thank richb1232015
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We spent a long weekend in Knysna and ate out every meal. We were continuously disappointed at the average food and really poor service. This restaurant was definitely the best. The staff were friendly and happy; they understood the menu and were helpful and concerned...More

Thank Glen K
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We visited in January for lunch the service was good and the food was excellent- the view was stunning overlooked the sea where the waves were crashing over the rocks. Highly recommend a visit

Thank Kerryjones2014
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

On a recommendation we visited for lunch and arrived in the rain. We parked up and made a dash for the reception. We were told that we might have a 25 minute delay as the restaurant was full - however this turned out to be...More

Thank fionawood66
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Once again a few more stops at this delightful cafe. I know it gets good reviews, that's why it gets so busy. It is worth the short wait to get a table at their busy times. It's certainly one of my favourite lunch stops in...More

Thank Guernseylink
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Great views from here and tasty steak, however found plastic on my steak. Got a free cup of tea for it. Restaurant Manager interactive did all the right things to make up,for it.

Thank Where-to-next70
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Worth the trip for the views Go up the hill to the viewing point Closes 4pm last food orders 3.30pm 10 rand to the car park attendant is a norm

Thank karentraveller
Reviewed 8 February 2017

As our normal pied a terre guest house in Knysna was full we had to book somewhere else (see review of Under Milkwood) so we took the opportunity to try out East Head Cafe for breakfast. Sat at a window table we were able to...More

Thank WishIWasSailing
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Great service, great food and a great location. Deserves it's great reputation, everything we ate there was very good indeed.

Thank YandMTravel
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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
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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