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East Head Cafe

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Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood
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25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 384 0933
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08:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:30
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

From the moment we walked up to the door and were greeted by a big smile from the hostess, our visit to the East Head Cafe just got better and better. We stopped in during our honeymoon, for a delicious breakfast that was flawless in every way, enjoyed out on the patio overlooking the Knysna heads. Easily one of the... More 

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Thank ImOnABoatZA
Coolangatta, Australia
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160 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

East Head Cafe is very close to the entrance at Knysna and a great place to eat with a beautiful outlook. Food is great with a good range on the menu however vegetarian options are very limited. What we ate was delicious and served in a timely manner. The cafe is decorated in a beachy sort of theme and bright... More 

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Sedgefield, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

From beginning to end. Excellent warm service. Attention to detail In all the small things was really appreciated. And food was great and views amazing. Only reason no 5 stars was because there was no whale or otter sightings but we will try again next time. Thank you Inga for looking after us.

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Thank Nomind_Nomad
Knysna, South Africa
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Sitting outside at East Head Cafe is as close to The Heads as you can get without being on a boat. The views are breathtaking. The service is always top class and you will forget you are in sleepy Knysna. The food is always delicious, with small details like biscotti on the coffees creating a luxury touch.

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Thank DavidHFox
Knysna, South Africa
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to eat or just have coffee and enjoy a stunning view. The food and service are excellent. We always take our visitors there and have never been disappointed.

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Thank Stella M
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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230 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

From the professional parking lot attendant Donovan to our welcome at door and the lovely lady in charge as well as our waiter , everything was 5 star The food was just perfect Well done guys You can be proud of East Head

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Thank graham e
Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

First off it's a stunning location, looking out onto the Knysna Heads. Then, it's a great, varied, menu with tasty seasonal specials. We had the Salmon Platter which was really good and the Caesar Salad which was spectacular with crunchy Parma ham and fantastic croutons. The cocktails were pretty good too. Attentive and friendly service. Despite being busy, we were... More 

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Sedgefield, South Africa
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This restaurant has the 3 P's - Position, position, position - I've never had a bad meal at this restaurant The Gourmet burger is exactly that, GOURMET. a succulent thick meat burger, smothered with camembert cheese and strips of bacon. Served with crispy chips. Fantastic. That's not all. They make amazing coffees, and their dark chocolate and hazelnut biscotti are... More 

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Thank Kuzubrook
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Good simple food, well prepared and presented. The service was attentive. It has a great indoor and outdoor area for eating and a kids play area. when its busy parking can be a problem. That said the parting attendants managed this well

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Our meals were absolutely delicious with flavours. Our reception and service perfect. It certainly was far above a cafe, with plain cooking. Value for money!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Cuisine
Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood
Meals
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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:30
Monday
08:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:30
Thursday
08:00 - 15:30
Friday
08:00 - 15:30
Saturday
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
Description
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?