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Cruise Cafe

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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
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

A great spot, - but we had the laziest member of staff I have ever encountered. Terrible service. I am not one to complain usually, but we waited 1h45m for anything, and had the view not been so good we would have walked out. When I was walking out, another waitress then begged us to stay, then miraculously the food... More 

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Thank Joseph C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

This is a hidden gem away from the hustle and bustle of the commercialised waterfront. Right on the water it is where the catamaran cruises and the paddleboat leaves from . only found this place last day of our holiday otherwise would have been back.

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Thank Sinclairs250967
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Cruise Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, and glad you enjoyed it, hope to see you next time. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Every December we make an effort to come to Cruise Café, and more than once, and this year we decided to bring our family and friends to experience the food BUTthe service we received from the manager was absolutely appalling; very uninterested and unwilling to help, it actual made us never want to go back. Holiday makers understand that in... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

This restaurant has improved its service and quality of food over the years and is now up with the "must visit" spots to eat in Knysna. Great menu options and some good wines on the winelist. Lovely outdoor seating with views of the Lagoon in good weather and comfortable indoor seating on cooler days. Check to see if there is... More 

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Thank Lizzy684
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Cruise Cafe, responded to this review

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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174 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Dinner with the family during peak season, and we could not get through on the phone to make a booking, so took a chance, although they were incredibly busy they managed to find a table for us on the deck outside. The setting is magical, watching lagoon life go by. It is a large restaurant with seating inside and out.... More 

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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Cruise Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, and glad you enjoyed your evening with us, see you back soon. More 

Hamburg, Germany
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168 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

we tried it the first time for dinner and shall return next season. fine oysters, prawn tempura and fine sauvignon blanc. just good!

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Thank udoab
The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Cruise Cafe, responded to this review

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

Lovely location at the water side, plenty of parking, ease of access for a wheelchair. Six of us visited for a late lunch when the restaurant was relatively quiet. Our orders were taken immediately but there was a wait for the food to arrive. Children well catered for. Grandma thoroughly enjoyed the Amarula creme brulee. Will return on our next... More 

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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Cruise Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, we glad you enjoyed the food and look forward to welcoming you back next time. More 

France
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

The restaurant is right at the water, beautiful location. The food was unfortunately not really hot since the place was really crowded but nevertheless the ostrich my partner ordered was one of the best I ever tried, extremely tender.

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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We've been here for dinner before and have been happy. Tried it for breakfast and wasn't that impressed. VERY limited choice in this regard and quality to match. Service was good and setting on the lagoon is great. Will be back but not for breakfast

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South Africa
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175 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Very nice spot - tempura prawns are absolutely delicious and the cocktails lovely. Just the service - even by Knysna standards very very slow - we got our food way after others who arrived after us with no explanation or apology. Terrific view

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Thank CathrynSouthAfrica

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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
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View
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?