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The Tin House Cafe

3 Grey Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 2761
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“carrot cake” (8 reviews)
“cakes” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Grey Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 Charl A
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
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We love this place for coffee and breakfasts. The service is great and a very friendly atmosphere. Fresh fruit dishes and amazing local coffee.

Thank Dean T
Reviewed 17 January 2018

I was looking for a little cafe where I could whip out my computer and this place delivered. Strong Wifi. Electrical outlet to plug in my laptop. Quiet. Great music selection. Bright interior. Good customer service.

Thank Chieka C
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you for the lovely review. Glad you enjoyed it! Its a great spot for a #coffice, and we hope you will be back again soon.

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Thanks to all the staff at the Table. You went out of your way to fit us in at short notice. The food was delicious and the service excellent.

Thank Simon E
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you for the kind review, we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 28 December 2017

It was our first visit to this establishment during the December holiday and what a pleasant surprise. We were seated outside in the lovely shade and received our coffee and food with prompt service. It was a lovely experience and we will definitely be back.

Thank BirdieN
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you for the lovely review, and we are glad you had a great experience. See you again soon!

Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Congratulations on being open today ! We had the most delicious breakfast and coffee. We were able to let our little dog sit under our table in the lovely shady outside courtyard . We will definitely be back soon .

Thank Peterazzie
PP05, Owner at The Tin House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

This made us smile - thank you for the lovely review, and we hope to see you again soon!

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19 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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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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