We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

East Head Cafe

€€ - €€€, Cafe, Seafood
25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 384 0933
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (37 reviews)
“biscotti” (26 reviews)
“lemon meringue” (20 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 15:00All hours
Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (1,807)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

261 - 270 of 1,576 reviews

Reviewed 4 January 2017

Quite a challenging order as there were 8 of us, but Zenobia looked after us as if we were the only table being served - just about nothing was too much trouble for her. She explained the menu with a delightful and cheeky sense of...More

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Always worth a visit for a coffee, snack or bigger meal, lovely place with happy and pleasant staff .... we will always go back

Thank BillN33
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This restaurant is situated with a great view of the heads. We sat watching dolphins in the sea as we ate breakfast. The food was tasty and they have an interesting cocktail menu. They don,t take reservations but it is worth waiting for a table.

Thank Sharon-Dalene
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I were greeted with a lovely smile at the door followed by impeccable service thereafter. We had the calamari and hake combo and the Cape Malay seafood curry. The combo had each mouthful filled with freshness and the curry was out of...More

Thank Jess_leigh_07
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We try to eat here every time we visit Knysna. We don't mind waiting for a table because the food is so good. The view is amazing and the service is excellent. No negatives here.

Thank Jollinginjoburg
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Definately have to arrive early. We didn't and had to wait 30 mins but we spent the time looking at the view and climbing on the rocks, so if you don't go starving it is a lovely wait. The waitress was very fair with the...More

Thank marcuspennyr
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Recently went to East Head Cafe in Knysna for some Fish and chips and calamari! The food was really good and tasty and thoroughly enjoyed by all with the exception being that the batter was a little bland. There deserts are really yum too!!! Would...More

Thank Taa012
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very well run eatery that serves tasty family foods such as burgers, fish and chips etc. etc. You get a clear sense that everybody who works there likes their work and is doing their best - unusual for South Africa. I do...More

Thank Adrian A
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived around 12 and the parking down the restaurant was full. So we went to park a bit further down the street and walked back. It was totally worthy. At the gate of the parking, you have some "valets" that will propose you to...More

Thank marine971
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Firstly a mention for the staff. From front of house through to waiters/waitresses they were all excellent. The restaurant has seating both inside and out with beautiful views of the ocean. A great setting. The dishes on offer are simple but excellent. On this visit...More

Thank joemcdub
Nearby Restaurants
Daniela`s at Leisure Isle Lodge
118 reviews
1.25 km away
Leisure Island Coffee Shop
94 reviews
1.10 km away
Senza Knysna
773 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Knysna Heads
1,941 reviews
.53 km away
Brenton on Sea
423 reviews
3.69 km away
Knysna Lagoon
519 reviews
4.01 km away
Jandreart Studio
44 reviews
3.53 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
7 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Matthias M | Reviewed this property |
Please ask the restaurant
Google Translation
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing