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Remembrance Avenue | The Featherbed Company, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 1693
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything from the food atmosphere and service was impeccable. The Portobello Mushroom starter is divine. Seafood Platter is more than enough for 2 (Serving staff graciously divided our single order onto 2 plates) Our daughter ordered the sirloin steak which was cooked to perfection (she left nothing to share with us. That says it all). Highly recommend this restaurant. Opened... More 

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Thank Phil_Pisciotta
Knysna, South Africa
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174 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here for supper and loved every moment of it. The position of the Cruise Cafe is great overlooking the water. The service was brilliant and the food was tasty and freshly prepared. We loved our evening meal here and will certainly be back for more!

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Thank JulietteP_SA
HCMC
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131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food , great views and relaxing atmosphere. Very good attentive service. Inside and outside dining .

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Thank bmw740il2015
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove all day and by the time we got to Knysna, all we wanted was a beer and to overlook the water. Perfect spot! Food was decent. Not a fine dining experience, but the ambiance is awesome!

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Thank utahiggs
Dublin, Ireland
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343 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is just a few minutes walk from the Kynsna Quays and is worth a visit. The food is very good, the service pleasant and efficient and there was a real buzz to the place the night we were there. It was very busy so booking is probably a good idea.

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Thank Michael M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped there on the way back to Brenton on Sea whilst cycling. Service was shocking. More worried about group departing than additional paying customers. I did book for the next day already so wanted to check out what all about. All good the next day, but you could loose potential business

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Thank Hotchefs
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Blue Cheese and Beetroot salad in the world. Good service and good food. A view to die for. Thanks for the friendly fast service.

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Thank dawieb2017
Knysna, South Africa
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped for a quick meal with our daughter. We ordered two cheese burgers, without garnish. Both arrived with garnish, when I pointed it out to our waitress, I was told: Well, I told the kitchen it was without. No offers to fix it or apologies. The burger itself was drenched in oily melted cheese and onions... More 

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Thank Ophelia_ZA
The Featherbed C, Guest Relations Manager at Cruise Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Ophelia Thank you for review and we are appalled at the experience you describe. Please could you kindly email us your contact details to sales@featherbed.co.za so we can discuss this with you further and pinpoint the date and time of your visit. Regards Management More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Great location but let down by lacklustre food. The beef in my wrap was tough and smothered in a horrible sauce and the salad had way too much dressing making it inedible. My husband tried the ostrich which was tough and again smothered in a sauce. Our waiter tried to be funny but was simply irritating. He forgot to bring... More 

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Thank Sarah T
The Featherbed C, Guest Relations Manager at Cruise Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Sarah T Thank you for your comments. Please kindly email us your contact details to sales@featherbed.co.za so we can investigate this incident further to enable us to take the appropriate action. The experience you have described is definitely not what Cruise Cafe strives for and we take reviews such as yours very seriously. Regards Management More 

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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

My mom and I had the laksa seafood curry - it was lovely, but mild for my taste. The service was friendly. Drinks reasonably priced. Extensive wine list. Good views over the lagoon from outside. Not a vibey young persons place, but if you're looking for good food with a view, then you can't go wrong.

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Thank cindHoffmann

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 21
Cuisine
Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Remembrance Avenue | The Featherbed Company, Knysna 6570, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 1693
Description
Cruise Cafe is known for its fresh seafood and modern styled cuisine, a relaxed atmosphere with exceptional views of the Knysna Lagoon. Cruise Cafe presents diners with a soothing yet sophisticated ambiance, graced by lots of blond wood, sepia coloured alcoves and enlarged nautical photographs. Enjoy specialty coffees and classy cocktails on the lagoon deck with superb views, or sample the delightful breakfasts, healthy lunches and mouth-watering dinners from our fine selection of menu items.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?