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East Head Cafe

25 George Rex Drive, The Heads, Knysna, South Africa
044-3840933
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Ranked #1 of 115 restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery
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.
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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

This place certainly deserves number 1 rating. We arrived for a late lunch without a booking. The staff could not have been more accommodating nothing was an issue and they even moved us to a better and quieter table once if became available. The view is a must experience and the food was delicious. Great experience and very reasonably priced.... More

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

With every return to Knysna, we plan our day around having breakfast at the East Head Cafe. It is always a delight - friendly staff and wonderful location. Great menu, there's something for everyone. Whether you order normal eggs and bacon, or the breakfast burrito, the food makes it's way to the table within minutes of ordering, and no fault... More

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Knysna, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Our first visit to East Head was a bit shaky but after being convinced to give it a second chance, we keep going back! Best fried fish in Knysna, and they're not even a seafood focused restaurant! Speedy friendly service, ecclectic crockery adds character, and a view you could gaze at all day! Not to mention the sublime biscotti that... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

On one of the colder mornings on our vacation in Knysna we decided to head down to East Head Cafe for breakfast. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by the staff & the cozy fireplace! The outside cold was immediately forgotten. We got a nice table at the window that has really amazing views of the Knysna Heads. Our... More

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely breakfast here on saturday morning!the view is beautiful!would recommend it to anyone visiting the Knysna area!!

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Mauritius
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We have eaten here on numerous occasions and we are NEVER disappointed. The views are breathtaking, the food is delicious, the wine is cold and the service is good.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Lovely, relaxing surrounds, BRILLIANT, friendly, helpful staff. Staff the owners can be proud of!! Excellent food, only one smallish criticism....the first time i experienced the calamari strips had me going back and having it again, but the second time the calamari was not a tender as the first, so the next time I go that is all I'll ask the... More

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Riebeek-West, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I first visited this restaurant many, MANY years ago (40-odd!) with my parents. Every time I have returned, the food and service has been consistently good even though it has a stunning view – right at the Knysna Heads. (I often find that restaurants with good views have disappointing food &/or service). We chose to sit outside (it was a... More

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This cafe is exactly as pictured. The views will not disappoint you. We only stayed for a coffee and cheesecake, both of which were great. Friendly staff and great scenery, well worth a visit.

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Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

on a sunny, windless, winters day this was the perfect location for lunch in Knysna.... Food was very good and complemented by some interesting local beers. a MUST visit!

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