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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The view and location are unbeatable, this almost compensates for the drop in food quality. Was there with family and had quite a few of the menu items. Two years ago food was still great but has become bland, not cooked correctly and overpriced for what you get on the plate. Stayed right next door for 10 days and was... More 

Thank MartinP1974
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited East Head as it has so many great reviews. We ended up going back to this restaurant several times as we had some of the best food here, while in Knysna. It is very carefully prepared and presented. We had great service from Helen, who recognised us each time we visited and looked after us really well. Everything... More 

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Brenton-on-Sea, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The spectacular views, excellent service and amazing food make East Head Cafe a must visit spot when in Knysna! The Eggs Hollandaise is delicious and if you are celebrating, a breakfast martini is a must!

Thank stevekR923QM
Nice, France
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Where to start ... I absolutely fell in love with this place ! It just has everything right, from the beautiful setting , amazing views , delicious food, friendly staff ... just a feel good and relaxed vibe in a beautiful environment Will go back anytime on my next visit !

Thank Etihadtraveler
Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

East Head Café is a regular part of our weekend lunches or breakfasts. The food is consistently delicious and really does cater for everyone's tastes. The staff are fabulous.... very freindly and accommodating and efficient and they know their regular client's favorites! No matter how busy they are, the service is quick and this is great in peak season.

Thank NickyTraveler
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You may have to wait for a table but it's well worth it. You can sit inside or out looking directly over The Knysna Heads. Nice menu plus specials board. Simple, good quality food served by friendly staff.A very pleasant experience.

Thank Tonbon55
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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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 via mobile

We've been here twice in the last week for breakfast and lunch both inside and outside. We waited for low tide and walked from Bollards Bay on Leisure Isle over to the heads and then had lovely food with excellent service

Thank Masten E
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply amazing views, delicious coffee and food. Service is very quick and it's busy all the time due to its popularity. A must visit if in Knysna.

Thank Garethzimbo
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

East Head Cafe was one of the places we wanted to eat on our visit to Knysna and luckily we were staying at Under Milkwood Chalets which is a 150m or so walk along a flat road. We got a table at the far end of the seating area which was overlooking the sea. It was a little bit windy... More 

Thank Timothy John D
Knysna, South Africa
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great food, I had burger which came with bacon and egg! Wife enjoyed salmon with poached eggs hollandaise. Both fab, great service and we'll be back!

Thank mpetermcc0y

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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
Cheap Eats, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?