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Posted on: Thursday, 15 July 2010

Chatters in Knysna

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Chatters in Knysna

Chatters in Knysna

We decided to have an early dinner on our last night in Knysna so we could get back to our B&B in time for the closing ceremony of the soccer World Cup.  We were on our way to the Knysna Waterfront and passed a little place called Chatters – we hadn’t quite decided what we wanted to eat but it was cold and the sign for ‘wood fired pizzas’ made our decision for us.  The restaurant was empty (don’t take that as a bad sign; it was only 5pm!) and we were shown to a table slap bang next to a pot bellied stove – clearly the best table in the house!

We were famished so didn’t waste any time ordering our dinner: a burger for my husband and I chose a pasta.  The burger arrived with proper, homemade chips and the patty was piled high with bacon, feta cheese and the other relishes and toppings that make a burger a great burger!

My pasta was exactly what I wanted – instead of going for a cream based sauce like I normally do, I was thoroughly satisfied with my Spaghetti Alla Pancetta: a divine mix of sun roasted tomatoes, pesto, pancetta and spring onion.  Divine!  The portion was enormous but although I thought I wouldn’t get through the bowl in front of me I managed – it was just that good.  I also had my eye on apple pie and cream for desert (what else is a girl to do when the weather is so dire?!) but my tummy wouldn’t have been able to fit that in to!

Owner managed and run, Chatters is in an original Knysna fisherman’s house and is easily identified with the bright red wood fired pizza oven easily visible from the road.  There are a few tables for outside dining during warmer months.

Chatters in Knysna

I’m so pleased we had the chance to try this sweet little eatery and would definitely recommend it anyone visiting Knysna.

Contact Details:
Chatters; 9a Grey Street, Knysna, Garden Route
Telephone: +27 (0)44 382-0203

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Helen Rushton


After living in London and travelling the world for many years and more recently living in the Mother City, I now reside on a tranquil sugar cane farm in Kearsney; an area steeped in the history of South Africa’s sugar industry. During the summer months I get involved with the community by assisting the local primary school with swimming lessons at our country club. Some of my favourite things are reading or picking freshly grown vegetables and Iceland poppies in our garden. Milly, my boxer loves her walks to the river that runs through our farm and sometimes, Sandy the cat I hand reared, joins us for a stroll!

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2 comments about Chatters in Knysna
  1. July 16th, 2010 at 08:33
    Charmaine Kruger says:

    We fell in love with Chatters the moment we went inside. The owner and her parents are absolutely wonderful and extremely friendly. The food is to die for and I can really recommend anything on the menu. Living and working abroad at the moment, the biltong pizza caught my eye immediately and it was very nice! Chatters really is a true gem in the heart of Knysna.

  2. August 4th, 2010 at 09:50
    Craig says:

    I love chatters. One of my fatvourite places to eat.