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Cafe Throbb

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Number 9 Grey Street | Corner Grey and Gordan Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 0406
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a very nice breakfast and amazing coffee's. The waiters are friendly and helpful. Food is really good, well presented and tasty. we will be back

Thank HanlieDurbanville
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have now been to Cafe Throbb on 3 occasions and can no longer keep it as our little secret. The food is absolutely outstanding, simple but special. The quaint decor, very friendly manager (Charl), the chef (Sharon) and the experience if you want a casual meal in friendly surroundings - this is the place to go. Their soups (and... More 

Thank PretoriaRobbo
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast 3 times at cafe Throbb durning our stay in Knysna. The fresh juice, coffee and breakfasts are divine. Would really recommend them.

Thank Francesca D
Scottsdale, Arizona
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115 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Knysna at lunchtime and wanted a quick meal before checking into our hotel. My wife spotted Cafe Throbb and the rest is history. We had a delightful lunch and a generous pour of wine each. The cafe has a laid back ambiance, comfortable seating, and free wifi. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we returned the next... More 

Thank terrymarc
Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must try is the Berry Crush!! Wow Great ambiance. Off the beaten track. We didn't eat but food looked great and great service!

Thank KelTravelTime
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57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Served great coffee when we were there and the carrot cake was delicious. Service with a smile- a great place for a mid-morning break from walking around Knysna.

Thank JohnLightwater
1 review
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Café Trobb serves Truth Coffee, of which we are huge fans. And the absolute cherry on top was the enticing variety of breakfast options. I ordered the Country Health breakfast, but did not want any bacon, which they replaced with a poached egg - free of charge. We visited Café Trobb two mornings in a row & were very happy... More 

Thank AnnChaos
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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90 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

3 of us had 3 different breakfasts and we all loved it. Great variety, well cooked and excellent service

Thank NandKW
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

You need a break?best place for cheescake and icecoffee in knysa is here. Try homemade drinks and food. Ortherwise you miss something.

Thank Marion Z
Knysna, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

We have formed the habit of coming for breakfast - have tried lots on the menu & all delicious ranging from healthy to filling- something for everyone! The staff are very friendly & helpful . We also appreciate the free wi fi. Would thoroughly recommend it

Thank Gail C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $15
Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Number 9 Grey Street | Corner Grey and Gordan Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 0406

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?