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East Head Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood
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25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 384 0933
08:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:30
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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our server, Andile was a very motivated young man. Great wit. The food was good, my wife said the oysters were the best she has had in South Africa. I had a great pizza. Th view of the bay entrance is fantastic. The reason it was a surprise was we were warned about slow service but it was great.

Thank Brent L
Ladismith, South Africa
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The service here is unbeatable, friendly, fast and efficient. The menu is interesting and the food really good, atmosphere is lively. If you're in Knysna in season get there early to avoid being waitlisted, but it is well worth the wait.

Thank tarienroux
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this cafe and so do many people so you can expect to wait for a table. The wait is well worthwhile as the food, service and views will not disappoint. a Knysna "must experience".

Thank Ruth C
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is life! The food, juice, dessert are amazing! The quality of food is so good that you don't want to stop eating! We were at Knysna for two days and we went to this place for lunch and returned for breakfast the next day! Also the crew is extremely nice and polite! ( we love Ishmael! I hope... More 

Thank Pariya T
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tremendous views and always excellent service. Food is beautifully presented and of the highest quality. Best pork sausages you'll find anywhere so we had to visit on consecutive days.

Thank SteveG201504
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best venue in Knysna Otherwise Town is very touristy and for disappointing So much to see in SA but you could give Knysna a miss East Heads Cafe is however a gem Brilliant brunch and fabulous view

Thank peter s
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Gin cocktails galore and calamari that will blow you away, paired with an ostentatious view and superb service. Definitely a must visit. After the parking hassle and waiting for a seat of course.

Thank Kevin D
Edenvale, Gauteng, South Africa
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had breakfast here in December with the family. The place was packed but good testimony of how good the place is. Breakfast was good, views stunning. Holiday season so had to queue for a table for 30 mins. Parking also limited, we had to park and walk a short distance through a boom to the restaurant. Worth the wait and... More 

Thank lcrow18
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again amazing! Never disappointed always amazing service, coffee is perfect and food is yummy. The only thing is I think the portions have gone smaller! But still my favorite breakfast in the whole of Knysna.

Thank AlexRicour
South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far our best experience in Knysna. Super efficient and friendly service. Excellent food and a view to die for. Thanks Bongi....well done to all the staff you create a lovely experience

Thank Varsha V

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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
US$3 - US$12
Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?