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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“bread” (219 reviews)
“cakes” (65 reviews)
“poached eggs” (20 reviews)
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Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 The Boatshed | Long St, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Happened to find this place in travelling from Plettenberg to George. We dropped in for morning coffee and love the atmosphere and the menu so left and came back later for lunch. I had the confit duck and wife had Moroccan strudel. They were both...More

Thank Dick E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great find in Knysna. Super funky and inviting space, excellent presentation of incredible flavours- best dish for us was the pork belly- but everything delicious and great service- well worth a visit!

Thank SROwen369
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had both breakfast and lunch here the food was so good! The flavours in the green salad with caramelised chicken skewer were excellent. Hubby had the Mexican breakfast and I had the granola- very tasty! Staff were attentive and the setting in a loft...More

Thank Kay A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have a house nearby, in Plett, and whenever we are there we make sure that we go back to Ile de Pain to pick up a loaf of their bread and enjoy their brunch. In the winter, closes at 3pm and is closed all...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good setting and only place open for breakfast on Thesen Island. Food was good but nothing WOW. Service was satisfactory, but could be improved on.

Thank Anri B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of enjoying a variety of cakes and every single one of them was divine. Lovely ambience and friendly service. Best bread ever.

Thank AndreanaOchse
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

whether it be breakfast or lunch - it's a delightful experience. The staff are trained to perfection - happy and smiley. The food is amazing and the quality consistent. Always come away with a huge smile on my face (and bread and cakes to take...More

Thank barryandmargaret2017
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Love eating here! Their duck confit is delicious and pulled pork on steam bun also great and vegatable soup too. Coffee good but wish they baked more pasteie des natas...always sold out when we ask for them.

Thank Sue53_11
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We love Ile de Pain! It has everything a cafe could ask for. A relaxed atmosphere, a great menu, fabulous food at great prices, great coffee and friendly staff. They promise distinctive and appetising breakfasts and lunches and boy, do they deliver - and that...More

Thank 17AnniLi
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Ile de Pain is an oasis of excellence is a desert of mediocrity. With one or two exceptions Knysna’s eateries, relying on tourist feet and location, have become standard. Still good but standard for a repeat visitor. Ile de Pain, island of bread(?), offers new...More

Thank Frik L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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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A café-style restaurant and bakery specialising in distinctive, appetising breakfasts and lunches and authentic artisanal breads. This welcoming, award-winning restaurant is conveniently located in vibrant Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna. Breakfast and lunch dishes have a European leaning and offer honest sophistication in flavour and creative visual presentation. Each dish is lovingly prepared to showcase fresh, seasonal ingredients. Expect updated classics with a twist and truly innovative dishes. An impressive beverage selection includes specialist coffees & teas, fresh juices and a curated wine & beer menu. Breads are baked daily in a traditional wood-fired oven. The patisserie creates exquisite, delicate desserts. Shop for specialized baking equipment, books, DVDS, essential pantry items & crafted homewares. Grab salads, sandwiches, pastries and coffee to-go or sit and enjoy the buzz in this beloved meeting place where local regulars and visitors to the Garden Route relax and mingle.
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