Top ChoiceCafe in Knysna

Ile de Pain

Ile de Pain is a wildly popular bakery and cafe that's as much a hit with locals as it is with tourists. There's an excellent breakfast menu, lots of fresh salads, some inventive lunch specials and quite a bit...

Seafood in Knysna

Freshline Fisheries

It can work out to be quite pricey since sides are ordered separately, but the seafood here really is worth it. It's a simple spot with tables on a sandy terrace. It has so much character you quickly forget...

International in Knysna

East Head Café

There’s an outdoor deck overlooking the lagoon and ocean, lots of fish and seafood, plus a few vegetarian dishes. It's a very popular spot so expect to wait for a table in high season. Reservations not accepted.

International in Knysna


Inside, it’s a stylish place to dine on sushi, steak and seafood; outside, it’s a laid-back bar with wood-fired pizzas and a range of Mitchell’s beers. The cocktail menu is also worth a look.

Pizza in Knysna

Chatters Bistro

Restaurants seem to come and go in Knysna, but this pizza joint has been around a while. You'll also find burgers, pasta and some salads, plus a pleasant garden to enjoy them in.

Bistro in Knysna

Olive Tree

One of Knysna's more upmarket restaurants is a romantic spot with a blackboard menu that changes regularly. Bookings advisable.

International in Knysna

34 South

With outdoor tables overlooking the water, decent sushi, deli produce and lavish seafood platters, this is a nice spot for lunch. The wine selection is one of the best in town.

Italian in Knysna

Caffé Mario

At the Waterfront, this is a good place for breakfast or coffee and cake. It also serves pizza and pasta.