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East Head Cafe

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25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 384 0933
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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5 reviews
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

An amazing place for breakfast. Our table overlooked the Knysna Heads. The staff welcomed us and the service was excellent. Choice of breakfasts were varied and oh so good. We ended up there two days in a row and were not disappointed.

Thank Patslabbert
Caledon, South Africa
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016

As mentioned before, no visit to Knysna is complete if we do not start at Easthead Cafe. The best Fish, Calamari and Chips. excellent service, wonderful view, great friends and good wine are the things that makes life worthwhile. Will always go back for more.

Thank Philip M
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
Reviewed August 29, 2016

We had breakfast here - it was amazing! We have very different desires as a family when it comes to food (veggie through to teenage boy appetite) and this place made us all very happy. Fantastic service and view too.

Thank nicola_bish
East London, South Africa
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Went here 2 days running when in town: Friendly buzz, great food, excellent coffee, and such beautiful views! Parking is limited, but even the car guards are helpful. Can't wait to go back.

Thank ninakriel
Cape Town
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

We had two outstanding meals at this lovely eatery during our recent trip to Knysna. The service was absolutely amazing and it was very refreshing to see the whole team working together to get through a hectic lunch session and ensure that all patrons were well looked after. And then there's the food - everything we tried was delicious and... More 

Thank Michelle D
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Went on a cold Monday morning just before our drive back to CPT. Service is always friendly and welcoming. Wife and I had the Hanchos Rancheros which was on the specials menu - it was excellent and I don't eat baked beans. Will definitely recommend. All the other couples loved their food. Can't wait to be in Knysna and have... More 

Thank 619jedb
Cape Town, South Africa
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We had a great seafood lunch here. Bustling vibe, with great service. Be prepared to wait if you don't book- but it is worth it!

Thank AdamBothma87
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice cafè and restaurant with a wonderful scenic terrace overlooking The Heads peaks (entrance of the bay from the sea). Terrace is a bit cold and windy in winter but useful warm blankets are provided. Kitchen very good but closes very early (3.30 pm at least in South African winter)

Thank fratelis
Knysna, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service. Friendly staff . Food was great and reasonably priced. Will definitely go back and try there lunch menu.

Thank MarkBarnard123
Knysna, South Africa
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We came here as a family with children. There is a small play area for smaller kids. The service was brilliant and the food was delicious. Really good coffee. The only problem I had was that they do not take bookings. If one sees the row of people waiting outside to be seated I suppose I understand

Thank JulietteP_SA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $12
Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
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
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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