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Cafe Mario

The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
44 382 7250
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Ranked #13 of 115 restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Somerset West, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed good coffee and good omelette...very generous portion Salmon as filling. Good service, polite and efficient staff. Festi e atmosphete.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Had a lovely breakfast here. Good quality espresso which has been hard to find on our trip. Food was well prepared and service was friendly. Nice location on the quays. Free internet.

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Barcelona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had a good Proscuito Pizza, the Milanese was also good, nothing compared to italy, but much better than in a lot of italian themed restaurants in SA. A nice dinner and a good ambiance in the restaurant, full on a winters night in the middle of the week.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Cannot believe how busy this place is for a monday night. One of the best pizzas i have had for a long time.

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Guildford
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140 reviews 140 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Very popular restaurant on Knysna Waterfront - even arriving at 6.45pm we got the last free unreserved table! The food was great - we had pizzas, which are huge and topped generously, followed by delicious desserts - and good value for money. Service was friendly and not slow given how busy it was! Particularly impressive was that the manager personally... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Stopped for a quick bite here, and felt we'd landed upon a gem of a place. Food was all great, and super friendly service. I'd definitely come back for more.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A great harbour front friendly bistro restaurant with seating inside and out. Great service and family atmosphere. Food good and pizza's enormous!

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Winchester, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a great little restaurant on the quayside in knysna. We both had a tasty, well cooked pizza and other dishes look great as they came out of the restaurant too. Good prices - about r70 for a pizza. It had a great atmosphere. We got the last free table at 7pm in S.A winter so get there early... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stopped here while we were exploring after having arrived for a two night stay. My long, black coffee (called Americano in South Africa) was perfect. Intending only to stay for a coffee, we ended up sitting outside for a lot longer enjoying the sunshine and waterviews with a glass of very good South African dry white wine and a... More

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port elizabeth
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have visited this restaurant a number of times and never had a bad meal. Dinner or breakfast, the food was delicious, served nice and hot and very reasonably priced. The atmosphere in the evening is really vibey as the restaurant is always been full the times we have visited. The last visit was for breakfast the day after Germany... More

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