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Le Opera Restaurant

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Woolworths Shopping Mall | Main Road, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

So although the food is tasty (but no exceptional), we found the service really poor here. We had to ask for knives and forks, they brought the food and drinks at different intervals with my friend waiting about 15 minutes for his food while we already had ours.. they also forgot to bring his drink and he had to reorder... More 

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Durbanville
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

A lovely spot to rest the weary legs or feet whilst roaming around Knysna. Situated in the mall but not too noisy. Seating is comfortable. Nice selection of good coffees as well as snacks, cakes and muffins.

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Thank BWM55
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Very good food: pancakes, burgers, sandwiches and toasts. I highly recommend this place for having a great lunch

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Thank Dennis K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This cafe offered us a warm and cheerful spot to have coffee on a rainy afternoon. It had a nice homey atmosphere - was comfortable and the waitress was very friendly. The cafe offers a good selection of breakfasts and lunches. Our food was well prepared and tasty. They could have been a little more generous with the scrambled eggs... More 

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Thank bobbyvdm
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

I dont like giving bad ratings. Suggestion to the owner, to work on his her floor as staff member. Something lacking. Best square pancake i had. Will request a dollop of icecream and a smile when next we visit.

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Thank MargieRichterWilmot
Johannesburg
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Always a winner for a light meal or just a cup of coffee and some cake. We often have coffee and cake here. Then owners is on hand. Service is always friendly.

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Thank Linda S
Knysna, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Our favourite on the menu has got to be the savory chicken pancake! Service is good even when they are very busy!

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Thank Metelerkamps
Plettenberg Bay
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Understaff. Bad service. You order and never get your food. I will never go back. There is a lot of better quality coffee shops and restaurants around

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Thank GardenRouteFriend
Knysna, South Africa
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Excellent place to have a coffee and snack in the Mall. Their toasted sandwich is big enough to share ( for those of you who are seniors like us!) A scone or muffin will add too many calories, due to the extras on the plate so check beforehand what they entail!

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Thank Louis and Judi L
Knysna, South Africa
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Average coffee shop. Baked cheesecake not that great. Great trammezinni's though. Food is served on pizza plates (Not a good idea) causing the food to fall off plates,which makes for a uncomfortable eating experience. This was brought under the attention of the manager/owner & was acknowledged promptly.

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Thank Brentrock

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Woolworths Shopping Mall | Main Road, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?