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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
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
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.
It all began…
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.
Leeanne and Sandy
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.
We are super excited to introduce our Afternoon Tea experience! If you’re looking for a way to treat yourself and your loved ones to a delightfully...
Update: 14 May 2023 – Our regular Friday evening dinners have been put on hold as we have reached the end of the season. Watch our social media...
…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!