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Ile de Pain

10 The Boatshed | Long St, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 302 5705
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“bread” (191 reviews)
“cakes” (55 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 The Boatshed | Long St, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ladies and gentlemen I've been all over and a friend recommend this place and it is now my new favorite, you can order anything and you can taste the passion and feel the love and see the talent....feast yourself and enjoy!!! You have not tasted...More

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is our absolute favorite restaurant in Knysna which serves the tastiest and most wholesome food with the most friendly and helpful hostess and waitresses. You definitely can't visit Knysna without paying them a visit ......or like in our case we had lunch there every...More

Thank Mandy_0809
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food and service and hooked up with the owner who told me just where i am going wrong with my baking! Great guy Markus! and thank you!

Thank piff60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Ile de Pain in a group of four for lunch. The service was a bit sloppy and meals took long to reach our table after ordering. Three of us had a burger while I ordered a tartine with veggies on top. The...More

Thank LoveForTravelling101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 of us again, I had the duck confit which was delicious, others had steak sandwiches, soup all enjoyed and we took some chocolate croissants with us. The queue wasn't long, again a consistent restaurant. Will always return.

Thank laylapretoria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What excellent baked goods! We stopped off for some bread to go with our breakfast but could not resist the baked chocolate cake and the brownie popper. The cakes were excellent and chocolaty. Really irresistible. But the challah bread was a clear winner. Light fluffy...More

Thank MsBobbles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot, delicious food, good service and lovely setting. Menu is fresh and healthy options are also available.

Thank Madeleine B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great experience! My family and I went there quite a while ago and enjoyed it. Even though all was well I could have gotten the same experience else where as well.

Thank miamagichiphop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Manager was friendly and accommodating- 15 family members are hard to seat without a booking but we had a table in no time. Wonderful main courses and desserts. A top place to eat.

Thank Bellsyoungleson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We usually enjoy coming to Ile de Pain and have had good times here. However, on this visit we were disappointed by a few small things which added up to a tainted lunch. Vegan food was available which is great (I did feel like my...More

Thank Johanna R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 The Boatshed | Long St, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 302 5705
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We are ile de pain 2.0, a team of authentic artisans and devoted individuals; foodies, fundis, artists, professionals and dreamers, all waiting to welcome you to our magical cafe. We are committed to honest food and superlative service, upholding heritage and embracing evolution, supporting traditional farmers and local suppliers, developing people and creating community. Our cafe dishes offer a superlative level of honest sophistication in flavour and creative visual presentation. Each dish is lovingly and mindfully prepared using simple, fresh and beautiful ingredients that we hand select. We bake bread - good, honest bread that tastes the way it ought to. Our patisserie creates rustic yet refined desserts that offer a balance of delicate and decadent. We cultivate relationships with valued local growers who produce in small quantities and are entirely devoted to their land and craft. ile de pain is a place to gather, making friends of strangers. We find our guests respond to the energy of the cafe, and in turn fill it with life, adding to the unique experience that it is. Our new light and airy, open-plan layout encourages patrons to witness our team at work and understand the way in which we lovingly prepare “real” food.
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