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East Head Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

if I happen to be in the vicinity or if i am on my way to Plett or from Plett to Cape Town i will always arrange it so it includes a visit to EAST HEAD CAFE. Every time I have been has been an absolute delight. the food is not fussy but very very good. The gin cocktails are... More 

Thank marie g
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We felt in love with East Head Cafe from the very beginning. The place makes you feel welcomed from the first moment. The staff is very attentive, the food is outstanding (we went for breakfast) and the view is great. If you are in Knysna - don't miss the East Head Cafe ; it's definitely a "must" !

Thank Claudia Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were warmly welcomed by the friendly staff when we entered. Waitress was attentive and provided us with excellent service. Great ambiance with spectacular views of the Knysna Heads. A must do if you are visiting Knysna.

Thank Clive W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This has to be the best view from almost any restaurant that you could name & serves a breakfast to die for ! The lunches are also a work of art & it is certainly the place for the best brunch ever. Do not miss this under any circumstance!

Thank john e
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want amazing views, be sure to sit buy the large windows which can also open up to allow for that nice sea breeze. The food and service was of a good standard - cant find fault.

Thank Paul L
Gillitts, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very friendly atmosphere. Really felt welcome. The service was prompt. The food was tasty and well presented. A lovely place to sit and watch all the 'goings on' on the lagoon with seals playing in the water and boats moving in and out of The Heads.

Thank ruthmcl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our initial welcome on our wedding anniversary , when we had a 30 minute wait , was made the more welcome , when a bottle of champagne was delivered courtesy , while we awaited a table . Throughout our stay in Knysna for 5 weeks , we visited East Head no fewer than 6 times . Whether it was breakfast... More 

Thank Bill S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really cool, laid-back place at a fantastic location, right beside the Knysna East Head. The Service level is ok and very fast but the food and drinks are very creative and of very good quality!

Thank Julia S
Sandton, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Definitely worth a visit, but go early as this restaurant does not take bookings and the parking is limited. The location is superb, the food is wonderful and the service is good. However a great experience was spoilt at the end of our meal when the waitress presented us with the bill before we asked for it and then waited... More 

Thank LinSouthAfrica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cafe with spectacular views of The Heads, Knysna's iconic landmark. The cafe offers good quality food, and staff are efficient and friendly, even though it is a busy eatery. The carrot cake was particularly good, as is the battered fish and chips.

Thank moscovy

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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, 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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?