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Please note that East Head Cafe will be closed between the 06 May and the 04 June 2019. We will reopen on Wednesday 05 June 2019
$3 - $12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed today via mobile

10/10 across the board! Would definitely recommend! I came to East Head Cafe while driving through Knysna. The view just from the parking lot took my breath away. We were welcomed by super friendly staff. We were helped by Juanita J and she was an...absolute gem! We both had the eggs ranchos with the tortilla and I 100% recommend it! Such a great meal. I also loved the non-alcoholic drinks menu in particular the Hibiscus Shandy. I would travel back to Knysna just to come back to East Head Cafe.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two o’clock New Year’s Eve calls for a bite so we’re off to East Head Restaurant down at the Knysna Heads on a picture-perfect afternoon. What a view! Adjectives don’t do it justice. We’re welcomed with an ‘If you don’t mind waiting 20 minutes, we’ll...call you’ and almost to the second, we’re led to a table right in the front. Wow! Zenobia takes our drinks order from an innovative menu catering for the non-alcoholic variety - smart marketing – one of which is listed as Covid se moer. You gotta laugh. Fish ‘n chips, butternut and blue cheese salad and a Caesar salad, with chicken added, arrive as in ‘Oh my gosh!’ It’s almost too beautiful to eat. Zenobia is a barrel of fun; she clearly loves her work and pleasing her customers. Not least of which is the fact that they were closing at 15:00 but there was no thought of rushing us through our meal. Owner/manager Amy modestly accepted my compliment for an all-round good experience saying ‘It’s the staff’, but clearly leadership and training are of paramount importance. Good on them.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a beautiful day we took a chance to have a table at this very popular restaurant. After a 20 minutes wait we were shown to our table. Table had a wonderful view of the heads. We ordered from the very innovative non alcoholic drinks...menu ( alcohol is forboten at the moment) A very friendly waitron, Xenobian, took our orders and the drinks were delivered fast. We ordered fish and chips, Caesar Salad and vegetable salad. Presentation was out of the world and salads were fresh and crispy. Very good fish and chips. 10 out of 10 for the innovative alcohol menu and 20 out of 10 to a knowledgeable and friendly waitron. Thank you to everyone concern at this establishment, well done,More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location overlooking the bay and the Knysna heads. Good service and great food makes this a winner!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was friendly. The waiters and management went out of their way to accommodate all of their clients. The food was superb and very well presented. They followed covid-19 regulations to the "T". We had a fantastic experience.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely excellent food and service. Zenobia is the best waitress ever. Clean with a beautiful view.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 13, 2020

The fish and seafood is super fresh and perfectly cooked. The dipping sauces are so tasty and the service is 5 star especially from Zenobia. Then to top it off is the most spectacular view of the heads. Get there early to ensure a table...👍More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 13, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful lunch. Fish & Chips and Calamari & Chips. Big portions and tartar sauce very good. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 3, 2020 via mobile

Best view of the Heads. Amazing food, spacious seating in Corona era, clean & safe. Expect to be pleasantly surprised.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 28, 2020 via mobile

The East Head Cafe offers excellent views of the Heads The food was as described by our waitron & was served effortlessly(often a rare skill) We ordered Fish & Chips, Steak Prego Rolls & Salad Excellent food & a must visit if you are in...the area Thank you EHC!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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December 6, 2019|
Response from GazzaTatts | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations
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