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East Head Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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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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Reading, UK
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Apart from the beautiful view the food is of a very high standard, the service is professional and you're made to feel welcome. Probably more expensive than most cafes, but it's worth it.

Thank Ombuds
Uitenhage, South Africa
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch and had a wonderful experience! Parking was a bit tricky, but the attendant helped us to a free spot quite quickly. Wait staff were very friendly and helpful. Took as just 10 minutes to be seated outside and the place was packed! Food was exquisite! We both ordered the Gurnard fish of the day.... More 

Thank beenana7
Devizes, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Stunning setting for lunch just inside the heads of Knysna. Very busy so you may need to wait for a table but it's well worth doing so. The views from the terrace are stunning and the food simple yet delicious.

Thank James B
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

My partner and I treated my parents to lunch at this gorgeous location and we had a very pleasant experience...the food is fresh and beautifully prepared, and the service was excellent. The desserts are to die for!! Try to sit on the deck if it's a nice day! Can't wait to go back!

Thank Gavin M
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Unlike Senza next door, the East Head Café does not rely on its excellent location alone. The menu offers excellent, and in many cases unique, variety (in both drinks and food), the service is always with a smile and what you do end up ordering will not disappoint.

Thank DieRooiGevaar
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Came highly recommended and certainly lived up to its expectations. We were lucky to get an outside table. The view of the heads is spectacular!

Thank Colliebear
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Other than a soggy meringue as always this favourite eatery never fails to deliver. Good service, great location and good food make for a regular holiday must visit.

Thank Leeanne H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Not much we can add to previous reviews but as we use tripadvisor ourselves felt we needed to at least endorse how good this place is. Fresh beautifully cooked food in an amazing location - could trade on location but doesn't which is rare in my experience. Would definitely recommend.

Thank cdbridge01
Somerset West, South Africa
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Love visiting here. Brilliant breakfasts and lovely lunches. Cheese board a winner and interesting kiddies options. 'A Room With A View'...

Thank RoadTripper143
Knysna, South Africa
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Located by the majestic Knysna Heads the restaurant has the best reputation for good food, service and views. Ideal Fish & Chips and great other dishes are available.

Thank John O

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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
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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?