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Remembrance Avenue | The Featherbed Company, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 1693
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop over for a lunch time visit and we are glad we did. Service was efficient and very friendly. We were undecided on what to have until we saw the couple next to us receive the Tempura Prawns - we were sold. 10 King Tempura prawns arrived and they were excellent - possibly the best we ever had... More 

Thank 619jedb
Knysna, South Africa
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Located at the edge of the Knysna Lagoon the restaurant offers good food, quality service and grand views. The menu is quite extensive and priced competitively. Parking is not a problem and the Waterfront shops are just a brief walk along the Lagoon pathway. It is also an ideal location to have lunch then join the Paddle Cruiser for a... More 

Thank John O
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Stunning deck and wonderful service; a truly rare combination! Even though the kitchen was closed they made the extra effort & somehow conjured up snacks from nowhere. Well done and thanks!

Thank a w
Knysna, South Africa
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

We met some friends there for dinner....I had the lamb chops (x3 loin chops) which were very tasty, and had lots of meat on them. 2 of our friends had the prawns (again excellent), and my husband had the fish & chips ( also good) but one person had the pork belly and said it was disappointing! Guess like most... More 

Thank Louis and Judi L
Knysna, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

The food is OK but the management is so terrible we will not go and eat there again. We are swallows and stay in Knysna every year for 5 to 6 month since early 2000. We always make a reservation in advance but most time it is not working. The manager knows only one word SORRY

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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

We had Cruise Cafe's food in our room at Elephant Hide as part of their honeymoon package, so I can't comment on the restaurant itself. But I must say that the food is amazing!! Will want to visit the place in future!

Thank Haiko N
Bromley, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

The cruise café is good if you just want a coffee whilst waiting for your tour boat. It overlooks the jetty where the tour boats leave for featherbed etc. We haven't eaten here, so can't comment on the food.

Thank Oakesy_11
Addo, South Africa
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We were apparently very lucky to get a table as we did not make a reservation beforehand. Friendly and efficient service made us enjoy the fabulous tempura prawns even more. We'll be back!

Thank sparafucile
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Cruise Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, we glad you enjoyed our fabulous tempura prawns, see you again soon. More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Best fish and chips ever very friendly staff a busy bistro styled restaurant overlooking the beautiful harbour

Thank Sharon H
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Cruise Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, glad you enjoyed the fish and chip. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Sat outside due to large coach party filling restaurant up. Sat outside on a warm evening, had the cheese/bacon burger with cream brûlée to finish. Prompt service and food was lovely. Nice place to dine

Thank Martin5192
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Cruise Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, we glad you enjoyed it. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Remembrance Avenue | The Featherbed Company, Knysna 6570, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 1693
Cruise Cafe is known for its fresh seafood and modern styled cuisine, a relaxed atmosphere with exceptional views of the Knysna Lagoon. Cruise Cafe presents diners with a soothing yet sophisticated ambiance, graced by lots of blond wood, sepia coloured alcoves and enlarged nautical photographs. Enjoy specialty coffees and classy cocktails on the lagoon deck with superb views, or sample the delightful breakfasts, healthy lunches and mouth-watering dinners from our fine selection of menu items.

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