About African Bean Cafe

The warm welcome of the Garden Route is best enjoyed in the African Bean Coffee Shop in Knysna. Conveniently perched along the main road; amongst shops, malls and outdoor African markets; this is a favourite amongst locals and seasoned travellers looking for a great cup of coffee and delicious meals or light snacks.

African Bean was open for some 25 years before shutting its doors for a short time. Then, the vibey café that is so loved today was reopened in 2014; extending its borders and inviting even more tourists and local Knysna residents to enjoy top-notch quality and friendly service.

The menu boasts a range of breakfasts; which include fluffy omelettes, traditional bacon and eggs, salmon and poached eggs, and popular Banting options. Salads are generous, fresh and have interesting twists, while the light meals (such as irresistible gourmet burgers and some of the best quiches in Knysna) are tasty and innovative. There is a range of freshly baked goods, which are decadent and delicious, well worth the cheat. Everything comes out of the African Bean kitchen to ensure only the tastiest, freshest delights. Expect to agonise over the choice of fresh scones, delectable muffins and a number of indulgent cakes.

Above all, this inviting café is known for its outstanding coffees, prepared by the experienced barista. Americanos, cappuccinos, lattés, and espressos can be savoured within the cosy surrounds of the indoor area, or at an outside table, where the little coastal town is abuzz with the comings and goings of locals and those visiting the Garden Route. Alternatively, these excellent coffees can be bought direct from the café and enjoyed at home, with friends and family. Of course, there is also a selection of teas, hot chocolate, Horlicks and cold refreshments.

The interior is cosy and tasteful, decorated with massive black-and-white pictures of the lagoon and the Knysna of yesteryear, when sawmills occupied the main roads and the homes had massive porches and low ceilings. This is a charming, homely place to meet with friends, have a quick business meeting, or enjoy a languorous lunch with someone special.

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Where29 Main Street, Knysna, Garden Route

WhenDaily from 08h00 to 17h00.

Telephone+27 (0)79 522-6664

OvernightStay nearby in Knysna, in Garden Route


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