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The Tin House Cafe

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3 Grey Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 2761
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:30 - 15:00
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Izegem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a fast stop trough Knysna we've picked this place to have a quick lunch, everything was as it should be, friendly waiter, plane nice everyday food with a good value for money. You wouldn' t expect this when you are standing in front of the place...

Thank Steven B
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My girlfriend and I dropped in here after a morning of shopping.It was hot and we were parched.A varied menu with lots of interesting options.The salad range is good.They are lisenced and were running a special on Inveroche Gin cocktails.They were absolutely delicious.The staff were attentive,but not intrusive.There are so many more obvious places to go in Knysna,which is awash... More 

Thank Lynne R
Preston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Have been to this cafe every year for the last three years when visiting knysna as always service was great, portion sizes of cake very good and was enough to share. Food served well made and ample as we come in at different times had breakfast, lunch & snacks here. staff and owners friendly and very helpful, will definatly visit... More 

Thank ali19782014
Western Cape, South Africa
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Tin House Cafe is situated about 200 metres from the popular Knysna Waterfront. It is a quiet restaurant where you are certain to find ample available tables when other coffee shops in the area are bursting out of their seams. Parking, though, is a real challenge. There is seating inside as well as outside under the trees. Decor is no-frills... More 

Thank Pieter S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We came here because of the great reviews. The staff was very friendly and the inside looks great too. Unfortunately we received some very poor coffee. The Flat Whites we ordered tasted of ash- the pressure of the machine was definitely not calibrated correctly. The barista also got the coffee to milk ratio completely wrong, filling two thirds of the... More 

Thank Anrich G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I worked in this restaurant for most of the day - it offers free wifi (good wifi) and friendly staff with great coffees, the big cappuccinos are great. The atmosphere is great, cool music played at the right volume, big comfy couches, an outdoor area and great decor really add to the experience. I was a little disappointed with their... More 

Thank DevonKrantz
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Tin House Cafe is in a great little spot with a lovely big garden. The food and drinks were all really good and excellent value - staff (especially the owners) were really friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Amy L
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I have a delicious breakfast and an excellent coffee at The Tin House. Good setting, perfect service. Presentation of the food was a bit disappointing.

Thank Milkmanlouis
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were looking for a nice restaurant serving good breakfast and we found The Tin House Café. A lovely venue with tables in the garden, and the atmosphere very relaxing. The breakfast was very good and not expensive. The service was good as well. The Tin House will definitely see us again.

Thank U9607JLsandraw
Chichester, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Stopped off for a coffee which was lovely, and a massive piece of cake that we shared. Quaint and peaceful.

Thank sueskyblue
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review - we are glad you enjoyed your visit - hope to see you again soon. (Note we will be closed for 3 weeks in August :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:30 - 15:00
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
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)

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