brunch café,  gourmet deli & coffee bar

Oak Leaf

join us for a celebration of flavors, exquisite coffees & hearty brunches

only the best

Quaint restaurant in Knysna

Located in the heart of the Garden Route, Oak Leaf Café is nestled amongst the oak trees in beautiful Belvidere, Knysna.

Authentic home-style cooking

Delicious home-style cooking for all dietary requirements – meat-eaters, vegetarians, vegans, kiddies, cyclists, runners and even doggies!

Ethical sourced produce

Our produce is sustainably and ethically sourced from local farms in and around Knysna, ensuring that our ingredients are fresh, wholesome & nutritious.

Award-winning artisan coffee

We offer a variety of speciality coffees, using award-winning locally roasted coffee beans from Brothers Coffee.

a few signature dishes


Superfood Smoothie Bowl

A beautiful bowl of blended fresh banana, berries, almond butter, yoghurt & organic superfood mix, topped with fresh seasonal fruits, toasted granola, berries & coconut


French Kisses

Two slices of crispy pan-fried French toast made with crusty artisan bread, topped with Charlesford bacon and fresh seasonal fruits, drizzled with golden syrup and a dusting of icing sugar


Ploughman’s Platter

An exquisite selection of cheeses, cured meats, figs, olives, olive tapenade, home-made pickled onions, cherry tomatoes, fresh seasonal fruits, rocket, melba toast & artisan bread.


Spicy Bean & Walnut Burger Bowl

Our spicy home-made bean & walnut burger patty with fresh garden greens, cherry tomatoes, carrot, roasted butternut & beetroot, dressed with cashew nut cheese, balsamic & toasted seeds.

our story

It all began…

with two sisters, one a talented chef and the other a creative entrepreneur, looking to make a fresh start in beautiful Knysna.

Both with a passion for sustainable & ethical foods, we started out at the Wild Oats Market with a hugely popular vegan food stall, then on to our Vegan Kitchen Restaurant & Deli in the Knysna Mall and finally opened our beautiful Oak Leaf Café in 2019 where we provide fresh, wholesome & nutritious cooking for all to enjoy, meat-eaters, vegetarians & vegans alike.

Our friendly team is ready to serve you a delicious home-style meal to enjoy at breakfast or lunchtime.

Oak Leaf Restaurant Knysna Owners

Leeanne and Sandy

client love

What our customers say…

“Always warm & welcome”

“We cannot speak highly enough of Oak Leaf Café and always enjoy a warm welcome from the friendly staff. When there, we can relax and escape to normality, a rare commodity during these difficult times.”

The Fletcher Family

“Delight your palate”

“Leeanne, Sandy and the team delight your palate along with the changing seasons of the Oak Leaf Café. Whether you’re having a delightful summer salad or a warming winter soup, your experience will be lovely and relaxing.”

Colin & Hillary Murray

“Food variety & quality”

“Both Elaine and I are immensely impressed with the ambiance, food variety and quality of Oak Leaf Café. Friendly and efficient staff. Just what the area needs to provide a truly delightful culinary venue.”

Eddie & Elaine Hart

Oak Leaf Restaurant Knysna Exterior

News from our restaurant

Our blog will keep you up-to-date with news from our Café, product launches, new meal creations, community initiatives and up-coming exciting events.

For the love of wine…

For the love of wine…

…but not just any wine! It’s so disappointing when going out to eat at a restaurant, looking at the wine list on offer and thinking “I wish I could...

Come and visit us…

We’d love to welcome you to our little Café!

Oak Leaf Restaurant Knysna