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East Head Cafe

$$ - $$$, Cafe, Seafood
25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 384 0933
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (51 reviews)
“biscotti” (27 reviews)
“fish and chips” (66 reviews)
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Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

A very popular cafe overlooking the Knysna Heads - which recommends it before you taste the food. We visit for breakfast as many times as possible when in Knysna, the variety of food is excellent and delicious , the staff are charming and helpful, the...More

Thank JREDartford_Kent_UK
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We popped in for lunch. We should have booked. It was very busy and that was down to the location and the quality. Location, location, location. Sit there and watch the sea, watch seals playing. Wow! Very well appointed cafe/restaurant. Staff very nice and caring....More

Thank HalDavies
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The deck is right on the Heads at Knysna and has a lovely outlook. The food was excellent and so was the service from the parking attendant finding us a temporary space as the parking was full to the waitrons looking after us really attentively....More

Thank Eric J
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is on of our favourite places to eat around Knysna. We went for lunch and had fish & chips and Malay seafood curry - both very good. The service was friendly and efficient. Note you always seem to have to queue for a table...More

Thank Jez07
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really wanted to visit this cafe after reading all the great reviews here. It most certainly lived up to all the great accolades it has received. The service is friendly and impeccable and the food truly delicious. My partner had the catch of the...More

Thank Lllamaheaven
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It gets busy so aim to arrive for 12 or you may have to wait unless you are happy to sit inside. They had a small outdoor area and a couple of tables at the front had excellent views of the heads. We opted to...More

Thank LittleLozUk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved this cafe. Excellent cappuccino and eggs beny for breakfast. Fish and chips for lunch is also a great bet. Desserts are delicious... especially the carrot cake! You won't be disappointed. The atmosphere is fantastic! You can watch the boats, the waves and the...More

Thank Dahlink2011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your going to see the Knysna Head your a probably are going to end up in this Cafe. The service was very helpful and the coffee served was delicious.. try the Red Cappuccino!!

Thank Christoph Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying nearby and decided to stop for lunch @ 1 pm yesterday. We were able to be seated outside. Lovely picnic tables & what a pretty ocean view! The staff is pleasant & efficient. I had the Malay seafood curry & my husband...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my wife and our baby had lunch here. There's a hidden small beach down below that is perfect for a short swim, then the friendlyness of the staff and good food at East Head. From what we saw this is THE place to...More

Thank Fredrik H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 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
  • E-mail
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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