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“Best fries fish!”
Review of East Head Cafe

East Head Cafe
Ranked #2 of 161 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$12
Cuisines: Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Cape Town, South Africa
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best fries fish!”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Our first visit to East Head was a bit shaky but after being convinced to give it a second chance, we keep going back!
Best fried fish in Knysna, and they're not even a seafood focused restaurant!
Speedy friendly service, ecclectic crockery adds character, and a view you could gaze at all day! Not to mention the sublime biscotti that comes with the coffee, yumm!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Breakfast with amazing views”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

On one of the colder mornings on our vacation in Knysna we decided to head down to East Head Cafe for breakfast. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by the staff & the cozy fireplace! The outside cold was immediately forgotten. We got a nice table at the window that has really amazing views of the Knysna Heads. Our waiter was very charming & ensured that our 3 year old had crayons and paper to keep himself occupied with. The food was very good & so was their cappuccinos. Overall this was a really great breakfast experience & I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!

  • Visited June 2014
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Breakfast”
Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely breakfast here on saturday morning!the view is beautiful!would recommend it to anyone visiting the Knysna area!!

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Sedgefield, South Africa
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“Fabulous views, delicious food”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We have eaten here on numerous occasions and we are NEVER disappointed. The views are breathtaking, the food is delicious, the wine is cold and the service is good.

Visited July 2014
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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We went back and back and back......”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Lovely, relaxing surrounds, BRILLIANT, friendly, helpful staff. Staff the owners can be proud of!! Excellent food, only one smallish criticism....the first time
i experienced the calamari strips had me going back and having it again, but the second time the calamari was not a tender as the first, so the next time I go that is all I'll ask the waitress to ask the chef to improve. What a beautiful place and well-worth more than one visit! Thank you to the staff for making our experience memorable!

Visited July 2014
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