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East Head Cafe

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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very busy and obviously popular establishment. Beautiful scenery and nice atmosphere. Staff very friendly. On a rainy day I am sure one can spend the whole day looking out at the sea. Quality of food excellent. Deserving of a good rating!!!!!

Thank Egbert M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

East head cafe is a must do stop in knysna. The place has positive vibes all around - from the people to the food to the views. Our food was scrumptious, staff super friendly and drinks were delicious. Cannot imagine a better way to spend an afternoon in knysna.

Thank Priyam2787
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On our way home from Cape Town we decided to stop here for lunch. It was a beautiful day and the resturant had a good busy buzz around it. The coffee was very dissapointing, in fact, undrinkable. My husband is in the coffee trade and could see that the coffee machine had not been cleaned in ages due to the... More 

1 Thank SueFerreira
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food. Only serves breakfast, lunch and cakes etc. - no dinner. Wonderful view. There were no open tables outside so we sat inside. We still had a lovely meal and view. Quite pricey lunches, but this is not your average restaurant. Well worth the visit!

Thank Carla S
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great cafe restaurant in stunning location beside the sea Toasties were beautiful I would drive back immediately. Great service great place.

Thank GolfDuck
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful breakfast sitting out on the deck overlooking The Heads and Knysna lagoon. As usual the service was brilliant and friendly, the food was great and the coffee was absolutely perfect in every way. Their hot chocolate is probably the best I have ever tasted. You would find it difficult to find a better place to have breakfast.

Thank Angie M
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the spot. Not like its neighbour, this establishment is well managed. The service and food is excellent. Please stay open for dinner. You will make a killing because your neighbour is not well managed and the food is poor.

Thank Marc T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove there especially for lunch, and tried to arrive early as they did not take reservations. It was fairly crowded when we were there around 11.30am, and we only managed to get indoor seats. The food was unique and delicious, especially the house salad (with pickled blueberries, almond mayo and juicy smoked chicken). The view is also very beautiful,... More 

Thank Alfred F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

if I happen to be in the vicinity or if i am on my way to Plett or from Plett to Cape Town i will always arrange it so it includes a visit to EAST HEAD CAFE. Every time I have been has been an absolute delight. the food is not fussy but very very good. The gin cocktails are... More 

Thank marie g
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We felt in love with East Head Cafe from the very beginning. The place makes you feel welcomed from the first moment. The staff is very attentive, the food is outstanding (we went for breakfast) and the view is great. If you are in Knysna - don't miss the East Head Cafe ; it's definitely a "must" !

Thank Claudia Z

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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, British, Gluten Free Options
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?