The Olive Tree

Cafés & Eateries / Bistros & Pubs / Cafés & Coffee Shops in or near Knysna, Garden Route in the Garden Route, South Africa.

Eating Out in KnysnaThe Olive Tree

Cafés & Eateries

Where? 21 Main Street, Knysna, Garden Route, Western Cape

When? Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday.

How? Call +27 (0)44 382-5867

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Knysna, in Garden Route

In the very epicentre of the Garden Route town of Knysna is the homely bistro of The Olive Tree. This is an elegant, casual establishment, the staff members of which are passionate about fresh ingredients and intense flavours. Its décor is simple but tasteful, with the artwork of local artists draping the walls for an authentic South African ambience.

The harvest table lunch holds an outstanding array of fresh, tasty dishes including raw spinach salad, kebabs, and Dutch meatballs. At dinner, locals favour bobotie spring rolls, roasted whole baby kingklip, seafood curry, and first-rate filet. It’s a difficult choice for pudding between two heavenly cakes: chocolate or clementine.

The wine list includes popular South African wines that are reasonably marked up. Well-paced service, led by owner Ellen Owens, is welcoming. Self-service for the buffet at lunch makes this ideal for those short on time. By day, this is a simple café with unadorned wood tables and local artist’s paintings on the walls. In the evenings, classic white tablecloths and candlelight evoke a bistro atmosphere offering comfort and elegance.

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