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All reviews fish and chips lemon meringue calamari burger salad cake knysna heads amazing views breakfast or lunch wait for a table stunning location great lunch worth the wait sit outside great coffee garden route blankets
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view of Knysna lagoon is just gorgeous. Inside the café’s décor is inviting. Food was ok. Service great.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning spot right at the heads. It's just a beautiful space! Really great breakfast selection on the menu, and our choice arrived with perfectly cooked poached eggs, plated in style. Our waitress was friendly, well spoken and efficient. It's really great for breakfast and lunch,...the food is fantastic. We'll be going back!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty food and very good and friendly service. We were here out of season and although they were busy we did not had to wait for a table. Inside and outside seating makes for a great view over THE HEADS Definitely a great place to...visit.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful views of the Heads and food to die for. Definitely one for the bucket list. Can highly recommend the fish, calamari and delicious burgers. No1 spot in Knysna , not to be missed.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 19 January 2021 via mobile

10/10 across the board! Would definitely recommend! I came to East Head Cafe while driving through Knysna. The view just from the parking lot took my breath away. We were welcomed by super friendly staff. We were helped by Juanita J and she was an...absolute gem! We both had the eggs ranchos with the tortilla and I 100% recommend it! Such a great meal. I also loved the non-alcoholic drinks menu in particular the Hibiscus Shandy. I would travel back to Knysna just to come back to East Head Cafe.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 6 January 2021

Two o’clock New Year’s Eve calls for a bite so we’re off to East Head Restaurant down at the Knysna Heads on a picture-perfect afternoon. What a view! Adjectives don’t do it justice. We’re welcomed with an ‘If you don’t mind waiting 20 minutes, we’ll...call you’ and almost to the second, we’re led to a table right in the front. Wow! Zenobia takes our drinks order from an innovative menu catering for the non-alcoholic variety - smart marketing – one of which is listed as Covid se moer. You gotta laugh. Fish ‘n chips, butternut and blue cheese salad and a Caesar salad, with chicken added, arrive as in ‘Oh my gosh!’ It’s almost too beautiful to eat. Zenobia is a barrel of fun; she clearly loves her work and pleasing her customers. Not least of which is the fact that they were closing at 15:00 but there was no thought of rushing us through our meal. Owner/manager Amy modestly accepted my compliment for an all-round good experience saying ‘It’s the staff’, but clearly leadership and training are of paramount importance. Good on them.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 31 December 2020 via mobile

On a beautiful day we took a chance to have a table at this very popular restaurant. After a 20 minutes wait we were shown to our table. Table had a wonderful view of the heads. We ordered from the very innovative non alcoholic drinks...menu ( alcohol is forboten at the moment) A very friendly waitron, Xenobian, took our orders and the drinks were delivered fast. We ordered fish and chips, Caesar Salad and vegetable salad. Presentation was out of the world and salads were fresh and crispy. Very good fish and chips. 10 out of 10 for the innovative alcohol menu and 20 out of 10 to a knowledgeable and friendly waitron. Thank you to everyone concern at this establishment, well done,More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 26 December 2020 via mobile

Great location overlooking the bay and the Knysna heads. Good service and great food makes this a winner!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 20 December 2020

The service was friendly. The waiters and management went out of their way to accommodate all of their clients. The food was superb and very well presented. They followed covid-19 regulations to the "T". We had a fantastic experience.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 20 December 2020 via mobile

Absolutely excellent food and service. Zenobia is the best waitress ever. Clean with a beautiful view.

Date of visit: December 2020
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They do not take reservations
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