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Bloo Bistro World cafe

Shop 10b Main Road, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 82 923 1185
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (7 reviews)
“nachos” (4 reviews)
“lamb” (2 reviews)
Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 10b Main Road, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience! Ambience, music, food and of course the owners! Our group had the best time there during the Pink Loerie festivities. We couldn’t get enough of Bloo!

Thank Hein M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay wow so where do I start!! This may be a long review, bare with me. It was our honeymoon recently, hubby wanted to stay in but I stumbled across Bloo online that afternoon and from the pics, it looked like it was going to...More

Thank SandyBH37
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Its not a typical dinner restaurant - it looks like entering a gypsy tent! Very cozy and friendly people. Though the mneu list for dinner ist short, the food was outstanding good. Our curry couldn't be better in India - and I was in India....More

Thank Lothar H
Reviewed April 25, 2018

Just a fun place with great music and Paul the owner is completely off the wall. Surprisingly for such a bizarre place they served the best chicken curry I have eaten in South Africa.

1  Thank theusualsuspects3
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

They describe themselves as a Bohemian wonderland... loved the colourful decor and quirky finishes. Good quality sound, awesome bar tender, great vibe. On arrival we received luminous face paint to get creative with and a free shooter. Didn’t order any meals, but the spicy curry...More

Thank BeBarefoot77
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

Thank you Yvonne... Your review is great. Please try our curries the next time you are in town. Best Regards Paul and Debs

Reviewed April 5, 2018

This used to be our favourite place to chill when in Knysna, the food is great and the atmosphere is comfortable. Until our last visit where a lady behind the bar thought it best to literally shout and swear at my partner and myself for...More

1  Thank shaylatricam
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

My deepest apologies. I will address this... Great staff are difficult to come by in a small town such as ours. I will certainly sort this matter out as we would... My wife, the other owner does not work behind the bar... Jobs however are...More

Reviewed February 17, 2018

We loved this place. it is magical . The owner, Paul, has put so much effort into creating a wonderful atmosphere. Eventhough we were very early he entertained us graciously. Warm, friendly and great place to chill and forget about the mundane. Highly recommend.

Thank c0rfu2
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Thank you so much for your heartwarming review... We hope to see you again next time you are in our,"neck of the woods". All the very best. Paul and Debs

Reviewed January 25, 2018

If you love great food, fun company, dancing and a unique, vibrant atmosphere, then this owner run establishment is the place to head. Dinner, dancing, laughing, chatting. Leave with more friends than you arrived with.

Thank Kayla W
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2018

Thank you Kayla... We couldn't have said it better! See you hopefully soon!!!

Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Bloo is the best party anywhere ! The vibe is awesome, people super chilled and the hoola hooping hilarious. Love coming here on my annual pilgrimage to knysna.

Thank Ursula E
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Thank you Ursula... So great to read this. Big Love from the Bloo Team! Hope to see you back here on your next adventure to Knysna!

Reviewed November 21, 2017

I found this place by coincidence. I was looking for a place where I can smoke shisha and they suggested me Bloo.. I think I ate the best/softest lamb ever! It was amazing and the owner Paul is an incredible man. He was so friendly...More

Thank Göktuğ A
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2017

Hey Goktug... Thank you for your review. It was really awesome meeting you both... Hopefully you will return to Knysna South Africa Someday soon!... All the very best. Paul

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 10b Main Road, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 82 923 1185
  • E-mail
Bloo Bistro is a Bohemian Wonderland of Color even when preparing one of our meals. We call Bloo Bistro a World Cafe Bar because the owners are both well traveled and wanted to present a Bistro/Lounge/Entertainment Venue, which represents many cultures in the decor. Paul Zeman and Debby Sani have both used creativity to it's fullest which has resulted in a dining space which entertains the eyes and assaults the senses in a mystical yet fun way. The entertainment is varied and always of a superior artistry standard...The food is delicious and interesting selection yet affordable.
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