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East Head Cafe

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25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 384 0933
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08:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:30
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Once again this place rates as the best breakfast spot in Knysna (if not most places in the world). Get there early and enjoy the best views of the Heads.

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Vivacious team offered advice on drinks selection and food. Busy luncheon service. Fish and chips and seafood curry with beers and loose goose gin n ts...yum. And what a view!!!!!

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Thank rhondalil
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

As usual top service top food o just love coming here! You are never disappointed, the setting everything is perfect! The menu is extensive, I tend to have the chicken livers as a breakfast because it's so delicious!! Yes is my favorite breakfast in Knysna by far

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Thank AlexRicour
Mannheim, Deutschland
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We had a light Lunch and Cake at the Cafe and we're absolutely happy with our choice since it tasted soooo good! We picked the salad with blue cheese and barley and afterwards shared the Cake of the day which was carrot Cake. Def. go there when visiting the Heads!

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Thank schuh_10
Sydney, Australia
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730 reviews
447 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Stopped in for a coffee and it was without the doubt the best one I have had during this trip to South Africa (I am a typical Aussie Coffee Snob). Coupled with friendly service and that excellent view this was a good cafe to visit. It gets busy and parking can be an issue, but it is worth the hike.

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Thank Kwan_Nyom
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A really lovely spot for fresh and healthy breakfast (they also do naughty options - pancakes, cakes, etc if you want!). Food, atmosphere and lovely staff brightened up a rainy and dreary morning!

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Thank wanderlust136
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Truly one of the gems of Knysna. From the warm welcome when you arrive and the prompt friendly service to the delicious food, this place never disappoints. We have been a few times now and the quality of staff and food remains consistently excellent.

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Thank JHerlig
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Great food! Spectacular location! Don't leave without walking to the view points! The restaurant has a relaxed ambience and staff are super friendly and welcoming. We loved our dishes.

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Thank Louiza A
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here one morning for coffee and cake, and wow, what great coffee and cake it was! The cake of the day was a caramel and apple cake - so good! We were tempted to stay for lunch too, but needed to see more of what Knysna had to offer. Lunches looked delicious too though, and if you sit out... More 

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Thank LovelyDinosaur
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Great location to enjoy a very good breakfast. Good coffee too which is a good find if you are missing good Aussie coffee 😀

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 12
Cuisine
Contemporary, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:30
Monday
08:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:30
Thursday
08:00 - 15:30
Friday
08:00 - 15:30
Saturday
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
Description
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?