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The Tin House Cafe

3 Grey Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 2761
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (12 reviews)
“coffee shop” (8 reviews)
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3 Grey Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

A visit to Knysna cannot be complete without a visit to this little watering hole, especially if you need to get out of the fierce sunshine. Great coffee and very pleasant staff. They deserve their high rating for the smiles they gave us and the...More

Thank DeepeeSurrey
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Enjoyed a coffee stop and lunch on another occasion. Food and service were good with nice seating back off the road.

Thank Quality2
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Wonderful juices and small lunches - I really enjoy coming here when I need a break from shopping! Their fruit juice blends are to die for as are their cakes.

Thank Mighty-Mama
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you so much for the lovely review! We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 25 April 2017

We had breakfast here one day and it was very good. I had one of the best decaf lattes that I had in South Africa. I chose the healthy breakfast option which was very good and included a fruit salad, muesli and yogurt (55 ZAR)....More

Thank PicMorDaisies
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you for the amazing review. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 13 April 2017

We had a very tasty breakfast. Everthing was fresh prepared.The waiters were so kind! A quiet place to have a good breakfast. :)

Thank Lies V
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you for the lovely review - we hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

On a fast stop trough Knysna we've picked this place to have a quick lunch, everything was as it should be, friendly waiter, plane nice everyday food with a good value for money. You wouldn' t expect this when you are standing in front of...More

Thank Steven B
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thanks for the great review - we hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 18 January 2017

My girlfriend and I dropped in here after a morning of shopping.It was hot and we were parched.A varied menu with lots of interesting options.The salad range is good.They are lisenced and were running a special on Inveroche Gin cocktails.They were absolutely delicious.The staff were...More

Thank Lynne R
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Have been to this cafe every year for the last three years when visiting knysna as always service was great, portion sizes of cake very good and was enough to share. Food served well made and ample as we come in at different times had...More

Thank ali19782014
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Tin House Cafe is situated about 200 metres from the popular Knysna Waterfront. It is a quiet restaurant where you are certain to find ample available tables when other coffee shops in the area are bursting out of their seams. Parking, though, is a real...More

Thank Pieter S
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We came here because of the great reviews. The staff was very friendly and the inside looks great too. Unfortunately we received some very poor coffee. The Flat Whites we ordered tasted of ash- the pressure of the machine was definitely not calibrated correctly. The...More

Thank Anrich G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Grey Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 2761
A Beautiful Haven, beach-chic cozy indoor area with a crackling fire for those cold winter dates, a wonderful decking area to sit and watch the work go by, plus an enchanted Garden area. Fresh Healthy food, Freshly squeezed Fruit Juices, Divine Coffee, All Day breakfasts, brunch, lunch and Delicious Cakes..Plus free Wifi. Fully licensed. Live Music in the Evenings, follows us on Facebook to see the live music line-up and dates Children's play section plus baby changing facilities and baby high chairs (totseat, for kiddies who lunch) Would be great if you can write a review so others can enjoy this gem too!
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