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The Tin House Cafe

3 Grey Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 2761
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“carrot cake” (7 reviews)
“cakes” (12 reviews)
“coffee shop” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
3 Grey Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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31 - 40 of 94 reviews

Reviewed 8 October 2015

I stopped past here a few times to use their Wi-Fi and have a good coffee and a few beers. Every time the service was great and the coffee hot and the beer cold.

1  Thank Looking4gr8ness
Reviewed 11 September 2015

This small and peaceful restaurant is situated very close to the Knysna waterfront. The food is excellent, tasty and well presented. The staff are cheerful and helpful and the garden eating a delight. Prices add to the pleasure as they are most reasonable. Highly recommended.

1  Thank NewbyR
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2015

Hello, thank you for the lovely review - we hope to see you back soon for some more 'Recharging of your Batteries'

Reviewed 19 June 2015

Chocolate cake impossible to finish... friendly service and attentive staff... a lovely and quaint little gem!

2  Thank RoadTripper143
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2015

Hello, thank you for the lovely review - we hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

This is a rustic gem, the breakfast was perfect and they're toasted sandwiches were so good we had to order another . Coffee lovers will be treated to a strong brew. It's a beautiful and relaxed setting with the faint sound of a little water...More

2  Thank Tilly T
Reviewed 14 May 2015

We were four friends who met for breakfast. The food and coffee was very good and service friendly. There are not many people who serve a good breakfast in Knysna and i will definitely be back. we sat outside under the shade, but they also...More

1  Thank Nicci R
Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

Don't take my word for it, visit for yourself and find out. Be prepared for fresh ingredients, a wonderful menu, great prices and super attentive hosts. A great spot to eat, drink and relax.

1  Thank Mandy S
Reviewed 1 April 2015 via mobile

We needed a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle enjoying something light to eat while attending to some work. The carrot cake was divine and we ended up staying for lunch. We were able to go about our business without feeling in the...More

1  Thank Karen J
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We wanted a coffee away from the main harbor / pier and tourist traps and the Tin House was perfect for this. Menu looked great but it was not time for lunch - maybe next time. Lovely decor and outdoor seating area.

1  Thank Graham P
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Thankfully we found this gem at the beginning of our 5 week stay in Knysna. A stones throw from the waterfront this place has a warm atmosphere, comfy seating in a variety of settings including a beautifully finished inside area for the chillier times. The...More

1  Thank DaveandFi_10
Reviewed 14 February 2015

What a fantastic find this place was. My wife and I found this restaurant whilst strolling around the waterfront area of Knysna. Casual sofa sitting area where a glass of wine could be enjoyed prior to dinner. Good live music. Juicy burgers that were exceptional....More

1  Thank Burt_Thatcherher
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Grey Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 2761
A Beautiful Haven, beach-chic cozy indoor area with a crackling fire for those cold winter dates, a wonderful decking area to sit and watch the work go by, plus an enchanted Garden area. Fresh Healthy food, Freshly squeezed Fruit Juices, Divine Coffee, All Day breakfasts, brunch, lunch and Delicious Cakes..Plus free Wifi. Fully licensed. Live Music in the Evenings, follows us on Facebook to see the live music line-up and dates Children's play section plus baby changing facilities and baby high chairs (totseat, for kiddies who lunch) Would be great if you can write a review so others can enjoy this gem too!
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