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East Head Cafe

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25 George Rex Drive, The Heads, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 384 0933
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8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Great cafe with delicious food in a great setting - sit on the terrace...
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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  • 580
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  • 194
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
brekkkie/luch with a view

one of my favourite places to eat in Knysna, the view is iconic, the service is just awesome and friendly, the food is sooo good. A Must for every Knysna visit. A place you can never get enough of..

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
dianne p
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Wee Waa, Australia
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  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Wee Waa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

one of my favourite places to eat in Knysna, the view is iconic, the service is just awesome and friendly, the food is sooo good. A Must for every Knysna visit. A place you can never get enough of..

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

I had lunch there with a friend. The service quite good but the lamb shank was luke warm and the source so thick it has to be cut with a knife... There where not very many patrons so really no excuse why the food was served cold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

EHC continues its unbroken tradition of serving Knysna's best fare with consummate ease and effortless grace. Sharifa and the team are just wonderful and the high standard of food continues to fly out of the kitchen. Well done and keep it up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This place is excellent. Firstly the food is top class. Lovely fresh fish cooked well & served with a smile. Plenty of other options for those not into fish. Then there's the view, we could of sat there all day, truly stunning. Fabulous place & should be a must when in Knysna.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

You can't get much better for views from a restaurant in Knysna, thus a very good review. We like eating outside on the patio even if it is a bit chilly. The food is average to above average and a bit pricer than other restaurants in Knysna. You do feel a bit rushed as dishes are often cleared from your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This spot is always full - for good reason! The view is amazing. Even though it was very full, the service was great and the food didn't take long at all. The wait to get a table was quite long, but it was worth it and we were very comfortable waiting next to a warm fire. Will definitely be back!

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Vryheid, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went for lunch on cold day, fire place was working overtime to keep customers warm. Enjoy the seafood curry, staff was good, they will see us again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Excellent food esp the batter they use frying the fish . Great views of the knysna heads nice touch with blankets provided if you choose to sit outside in winter . Will struggle to find parking in summer months but it's a visit well worth it.

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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have always had excellent food here. In peak season you will need to book in advance. It has a stunning view.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A great overall experience in an amazing location. Food is superb! Service was good but a little rushed as the restaurant was very busy. Had an awesome long relaxing lunch.

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Additional Information about East Head Cafe

Address: 25 George Rex Drive, The Heads, Knysna, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 44 384 0933
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
Cuisine: International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 George Rex Drive, The Heads, Knysna, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 384 0933

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?