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East Head Cafe

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25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 384 0933
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08:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:30
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for lunch one day and ended up going the following day to try something different! The food is really good. We had a burger the 1st day, but saw the fish and had to go back to try it.. it was worth going back for.. The setting is lovely, looking over the inlet.. It was quite busy on... More 

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Thank BillyElliot1
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are truly spoiled to have a kitchen like this in a setting like this!! We are regulars at this restaurant simply because it is always nice. Keep it up!!

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Thank WLEMR
London, England
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for a few breakfasts and wish we could have stayed to enjoy many more but we had to move on to the wi elands. Service very efficient and friendly, the food was great and the coffee even better. Lovely views over the Heads. Outside or inside, the place is just great!

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Thank Dutch52
Kenton on Sea, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful outlook, great food, efficient and charming staff, a must when you are visiting Knysna - a real 'feel good' experience!! For us the outside deck is the choice place to be, but you should note that as it is mostly in the shade, and more often than not there is a cool breeze from the water, it is advisable,... More 

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Thank Judy S
Belfast, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited in winter and the view was eerily stunning with a mist over the water. Staff were a delight! Wine and beer good. I had a lovely salad and hubby had the fish then the malva pudding, we will definitely go back when we visit next year!

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Thank dancehotsalsa
Liverpool, UK
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Heads are the must see place in Knysna, so what better than to see the Heads while enjoying an excellent breakfast. Good views from both inside and outside seats. Food very good as was the service. After breakfast why not stroll up to the viewing platforms to get those all important photos of the impressive lagoon inlet?

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Thank Euan S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had the most amazing pork belly hollandaise breakfast on sweet potato. Eggs were perfect. View is fantastic. Service is excellent. Everything just perfect.

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Thank Tim T
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant so many times that my abacus cannot register. It has the most amazing view if the Heads and the opening to the sea. Their cappuchino's are legendary, and the service is professional and well managed. Great meny too!

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Thank Louis B
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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533 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very cosy setting next to the channel leading through the Heads. Sit inside or out the service and welcome was excellent. Great breakfasts and a good choice of menu.

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Thank Spithead
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with friends and had delicious gourmet burgers with camembert and a jug of frozen margaritas...all delicious😁All the staff were really friendly and helpful.We also had a great view of the Knysna heads which was amazing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Cuisine
Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:30
Monday
08:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:30
Thursday
08:00 - 15:30
Friday
08:00 - 15:30
Saturday
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
Description
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?