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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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East Head Café is Knysna’s favourite meeting place, more than just a café or coffee shop, it is a well-known local landmark where family and friends are always seen having a good time. In the never-ending pursuit of service excellence, great emphasis has been placed on offering superior service by well-trained staff. The food is simple, yet well made with accent on freshness - all dishes are made using the best local produce that we can source. East Head Café supports the naturally-Knysna initiative in sustaining local & responsible suppliers.
PRICE RANGE
$3 - $12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Healthy
FEATURES
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 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I visited for an early lunch, sat indoors and spent an hour watching over the beach and enjoying the food. Not being super hungry, we still wolfed down a burger (her) and a particularly delicious jambalaya (me). Along with good coffee and...a pleasant, unassuming setting, this was the beginning of a very enjoyable day for us!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had brunch here for Hubby's birthday. We chose to sit outside although it was a rather chilly day but the cold didn't disturb our brunch as there were blankets at each table. The service, food, drinks and view was superb.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 12, 2022 via mobile

Super bland curry with no volume just spices slapped together. No finesse… however pretty plates and crockery with super good coffee. Waitresses are great. The burgers and “steakhouse type meals looked good but the meals requiring decent cooking lacked body and depth. So do yourself...a favor and order burgers or calamari, generally OK but the curry is a whole lot of nothing. A worthwhile visit overall, especially the lemon meringue…More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 10, 2022 via mobile

Amazing view, with good food. Its close to a couple of walking paths to really get a good look at the surrounding nature. A bit pricey but the view is worth it

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 31, 2022

The location of this restaurant must be one of the best in Knysna .We sat outside although it was cold ,it was lovely in the fresh air with a view of the Knysna Lagoon .There were blankets ,The breakfast was special and good coffee

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 25, 2022

We enjoyed breakfast at the East Head Cafe for the two (2) days that we stayed near The Heads. The ocean views from the restaurant are spectacular and the breakfast was excellent. No cutting corners on the meals. The service staff was attentive and friendly,...and the prices were fair. Overall, the restaurant offers very good value for the money. Just showing up to enjoy the natural beauty of The Heads is worth the visit.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 25, 2022

There is a reason that this restaurant sits at the number spot. The food was so wonderful and tasty. The service was so excellent!! The prices are reasonable so anyone can enjoy this wonderful space.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 6, 2022

Whenever we visit Knysna, the East head Cafe is always our go-to restaurant. Something for everyone, great views, friendly service, fair prices.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022 via mobile

We had a group of eight. Everyone had excellent breakfast from their special avocado , egg and toast, to French toast with amazing syrup, to their hot chocolate and the poached egg and salmon. Get there early to grab a seat and enjoy the beautiful...ocean view.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2022

Fabulous food, fantastic view overlooking the Heads and friendly service. Helen had us sold on the Cape Malay curry and we were not disappointed. Wonderful aromatic dish. Calamari only comes fried but you can have your hake grilled. Both very tasty with some golden crispy...hand-cut chips. We finished off on a sweet note with a very moist dreamy carrot cake. The cheesecake was also good. Seriously satisfying cappuccinos. Incredibly cheerful staff. Excellent entertaining service from Helen. Lovely lunch spot.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 13, 2022 via mobile

Best place to enjoy breakfast before going out to the Heads. The view is almost as amazing as the food and the staff are just superb.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 26, 2022 via mobile

Beautifull view over the Heads. The fish was out of this world. Thank you for friendly service and we sat outside. Please remember they are open till 3’0clock, luckily we were just in time to order. The kitchen closes at 15:00 Hope tonsee you soon

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 18, 2022

Had to wait around 30 mins for a table as Easter weekend but worth the wait ! Wonderful food and what a view - lovely friendly service. I had the chilli mince On toast - delicious

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 8, 2022 via mobile

Best view of the Headland Great coffee and Moreish breakfast beautifully presented Friendly service of all staff - unbeatable

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 1, 2022 via mobile

View and experience is amazing, had an issue with my food but Juanita and Shariffa(manager) sorted it speedily, highly recommend it

Date of visit: April 2022
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Yes, East Head Cafe is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

East Head Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5