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The Tin House Cafe

3 Grey Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 2761
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“carrot cake” (8 reviews)
“cakes” (11 reviews)
“wraps” (5 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 16:00 Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
3 Grey Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply good food & fresh croissants and muffins. Slow, but homemade. I’d eat here again. Food tasted good.

Thank SanPABosDC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here based on its reviews and weren't disappointed. Following a rubbish hotel breakfast we thought we would go elsewhere, poached eggs on muffins were good as was the French toast, lovely fresh juices as well

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delicious breakfast. The coffee they use is very nice and strong. The atmosphere is tranquil. Staff very nice!!

Thank Jaco P
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you vor visiting us at The Tin House. We are so pleased to hear you had a great experience with us. It is our pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 13 July 2018

We had a meeting there - six of us - and all thoroughly enjoyed their cappuccinos/coffees. The prices were good, the service great, a very good experience all round

Thank Peter L
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank you for your review of The Tin House Cafe. It was our pleasure to serve you and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Food was delicious, service good. The place is super cute with a cracking fire place. Really good coffee, we only had breakfast but the cakes looked good.

Thank C_daniels89
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We visited The Tin House Cafe during the week and was pleasantly surprised. A great variety on the menu and with a very hands-on approach by the staff. We had delicious soup with a toasted cheese sandwich. Next time we will leave the soup and...More

Thank Theo W
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Lovely setting - cool outdoor tables in a garden setting for Summer; warm fireplace for Winter. Fresh, good food and friendly, helpful staff. I almost always go back to one of their great wraps. Cakes also yummy.

Thank the_forest_fairy
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thank you for for your review. We are probably Knysnas most romantic restaurant in any season and are thrilled you love The Tin House and we love to have you visit us.

Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Visited this cafe twice. The first time was for lunch under the trees. The staff were pleasant and friendly ( far too many places in Knysna sadly I found have staff who look like they don’t want to be there. The owners should try some...More

Thank dontwantascreenname8
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

We are pleased you enjoyed your visits to The Tin House and we look forward to seeing you again. We apprciate your comments.

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

One of the few places opened on Easter Monday. We had a lovely late breakfast outside in the garden. Coffee and breakfast were very good. Even enjoyed the carrot cake. We easily fitted in our stroller too. Staff and owner/manager are friendly and attentive. Place...More

Thank CharlA25
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear Charl, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit to The Tin House Cafe over Easter. We just released our new menu after the Easter weekend which includes many new vegetarian options. Hope to see you back to sample some.

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited this amazing little coffee shop that’s a few hundred yards from Knysna Waterfront. A perfectly relaxing ambience, very friendly staff and importantly great coffee and cake. We thoroughly recommend it.

Thank Andrew V
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18 February 2018|
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Response from Dean T | Reviewed this property |
They use a blend from different countries. It is very good
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Grey Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 2761
  • E-mail
A Beautiful Haven, beach-chic cozy indoor area with a crackling fire for those cold winter dates, a wonderful decking area to sit and watch the work go by, plus an enchanted Garden area. Fresh Healthy food, Freshly squeezed Fruit Juices, Divine Coffee, All Day breakfasts, brunch, lunch and Delicious Cakes..Plus free Wifi. Fully licensed. Live Music in the Evenings, follows us on Facebook to see the live music line-up and dates Children's play section plus baby changing facilities and baby high chairs (totseat, for kiddies who lunch) Would be great if you can write a review so others can enjoy this gem too!
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