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East Head Cafe

25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 384 0933
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Hours
African, Pub, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 1,875 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

It is two years since we were last here and everything is still just as wonderful. Best view in the place and the best food too. Long may it last.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant on various occasions this December 2018 Jan 2019. Never been disappointed with anything. Good service, fabulous food and amazing cocktails. Try the Ginger Mule, it’s fab. Best fried fish and chips in Knysna. Awesome view from outside tables, specially near...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Clearly a local favourite and has a lovely atmosphere and views. We got there 8.30 on Sunday and had the last outside table. Queues formed from 8.45 and that is not peak season. Food is good and staff are even better. So best avoid Sunday...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lesterfam
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there on Jan 6, found the service average, and the food overpriced and bland. The view is amazing, but it can easily be accessed from the outside spaces.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Fatima G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to the East Head Café for breakfast a few times. The wait is long, but definitely worth it! The views are amazing and the food and service is good!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JeannekeM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing location with great views of the ocean and Knysna Heads from inside and outside the restaurant. Great service. Food was ok but not great. Too many fried options; would be nice to have more grilled / fresh seafood options.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank safricaninsing
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Limited menu with lots of deep fried seafood and a host of other fare. Food is very fresh with great service. No booking so you stand in a q. Recommended for families.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank oreodiv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is in my view the best located in Knysna, right at the entrance to the lagoon. The staff were wonderful and the food delicious. The only drawback is getting there by car, as parking is very limited and the road is effectively a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank alastaira1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to east head cafe twice during our peak season stay in knysna and although there is a waiting list to get in, the staff are friendly and helpful. Once inside, although super busy, service was generally good, coffee great and food tasty! View...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kerriet2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there today and it was delicious. The service was brilliant for such a busy place. The views are amazing and the food is gorgeous with a wide selection. Highly recommend a visit

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SteveD4255
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 384 0933
  • E-mail
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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