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East Head Cafe

€€ - €€€, Cafe, Seafood
25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 384 0933
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (48 reviews)
“biscotti” (27 reviews)
“fish and chips” (72 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 15:30 Hours
Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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261 - 270 of 1,760 reviews

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic views, tasty food and modern decor. Generous proportions which were well presented and friendly staff.

Thank Tamara M
Reviewed 29 June 2017

What an awesome view, and the food was absolutely scrumptious. The Staff were so attentive and friendly, we loved it!

Thank Ingwe1957
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Popped in for lunch and what a surprise, we ordered a nice bottle of wine and IPA Beer. The food menu left you with a lot of choice, but I could go past the fresh Kingklip and truffle chips, perfectly done and so juicy. The...More

Thank Springkaaner
Reviewed 20 June 2017

What a find! The coffee shop overlooks the Knysna Heads and that would probably be enough to recommend it. However, we were delighted to find that the cappuccino was great, the service was great and the cakes were super delicious and well presented. Superb. More...More

Thank DoctorLindy
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Always good! Whenever somebody comes to visit we make sure that we take them to East head cafe at least once often more!

Thank philipc505
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Great location on the lagoon next to the sea with amazing views. The seafood was delicious and the kid's menu has some good choices. The service was also friendly and professional. We will definitely return.

Thank helenamay330
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Hmmmm? We were informed by my kids that we couldn't leave Knysna without eating their breakfast. The Cafe's ambience was cheerfully cheery, the food & service good. Ah! But the view...par excellence! East Head Cafe... rose to expectation!

Thank honeek
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I don't normally get excited about brunch but East Head does it so well. Excellent coffee, juices and great twists on brunch classics. Wonderful views and helpful service round it out. Very much look forward to going back for lunch!

Thank AMCsTheatre
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This very popular restaurant is ideally located for a fantastic view of the Knysna Heads, as well as exploring the local area. We enjoyed a delicious shared a late afternoon snack and some wine before our boat cruise on the Knysna lake.

Thank sonsslee
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We were staying on Leisure Island and would have loved to have walked across whilst the tide was out but unfortunately this was not to be. So we drove round instead. The location of the cafe is great with lovely views over the entrance to...More

Thank RHofBath
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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
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
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
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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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