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East Head Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood
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25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 384 0933
08:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:30
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not sure if the kitchen had a day off, but our experience was NOTHING like what I read on TA. My Caesar salad had more mayo than anything else and the children's food was greasy. The staff was not interested. Very disappointing.

Thank timamsterdam01
Johannesburg, South Africa
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131 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our party of 7 had a wonderful lunch at this restaurant. The menu is simple, the fish dishes deliciously fresh and the atmosphere perfect for a seaside restaurant. There was a short but fairly constant waiting line at the entrance which indicates its popularity. The chicken salad was also superb. This restaurant is a gem!

Thank zaaihoek
Knysna, South Africa
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A frequent visitor to the East Heads Cafe and always a quality meal. The adjoining parking might require a small wait but it is worthwhile. Seating inside if the weather is cool or windy but on a fine day the outside area is stunning with excellent views of the Heads. All our visitors ask to be taken back to this... More 

Thank John O
San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our server, Andile was a very motivated young man. Great wit. The food was good, my wife said the oysters were the best she has had in South Africa. I had a great pizza. Th view of the bay entrance is fantastic. The reason it was a surprise was we were warned about slow service but it was great.

Thank Brent L
Ladismith, South Africa
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The service here is unbeatable, friendly, fast and efficient. The menu is interesting and the food really good, atmosphere is lively. If you're in Knysna in season get there early to avoid being waitlisted, but it is well worth the wait.

Thank tarienroux
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love this cafe and so do many people so you can expect to wait for a table. The wait is well worthwhile as the food, service and views will not disappoint. a Knysna "must experience".

Thank Ruth C
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is life! The food, juice, dessert are amazing! The quality of food is so good that you don't want to stop eating! We were at Knysna for two days and we went to this place for lunch and returned for breakfast the next day! Also the crew is extremely nice and polite! ( we love Ishmael! I hope... More 

Thank Pariya T
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tremendous views and always excellent service. Food is beautifully presented and of the highest quality. Best pork sausages you'll find anywhere so we had to visit on consecutive days.

Thank SteveG201504
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best venue in Knysna Otherwise Town is very touristy and for disappointing So much to see in SA but you could give Knysna a miss East Heads Cafe is however a gem Brilliant brunch and fabulous view

Thank peter s
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Gin cocktails galore and calamari that will blow you away, paired with an ostentatious view and superb service. Definitely a must visit. After the parking hassle and waiting for a seat of course.

Thank Kevin D

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?