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Bloo Bistro World cafe

Shop 10b Main Road, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 82 923 1185
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Shop 10b Main Road, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Our very first time in Knysna. We were told a lot about this particular Bistro, and we had to go and visit. Well, we called around 3 times, and they were closed. On the 4th time, we went in the evening, and saw on the...More

Thank 182charmainem
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Hi Charmain So sorry you had this experience... We have an alternative number 082-9231185 which everyone calls us on to book... I checked our phone and your phone call to book was never received.... I was there that evening and am sure I met you....More

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We came across this place by accident while we waited for our reservation in a nearby restaurant. The welcome was great the manager guy was really friendly. We promised to return after the meal. We are glad we did, the same manger made us feel...More

Thank andyfod
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Hi Andy.... Thank you for your really nice review.... Thank you for returning and making the night fun. We really enjoyed having you all there... Hope to see you back soon!.. Best Regards Paul

Reviewed 11 March 2017

Such a wonderful experience... felt like part of the family!! Had the most fun, the curry is delicious and atmosphere would take some work to beat. Unique decor adds to the experience, we will be back!!

Thank lindseyr449
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Great job. Great food. Great wine. Plus that Paul guy does a decent Elvis impersonation but he is far better at singing Sarie Marais with his hula hoop in tow. Will be back again...

Thank John D
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Hi John... Thank you for the nice review... See you back again soon! Regards Paul

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Reading other reviews on Trip Advisor for Bloo, does not seem to be too much one can add. It is great fun - the owners are hands on in creating this funky vibe, everyone very chilled, music awesome, kitchen cleanMore

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Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Wow Thank You! You have described Bloo Bistro in a Nutshell... We will follow your reviews throughout your journeys... Thank you TripAdvisor for giving humanity the opportunity to describe our experiences..... Thank You Chez and hope to see you back here for another awesome evening......More

Reviewed 4 February 2017

My first visit to Bloo Bistro (long overdue) was perhaps not a true reflection of the place. I went with a large group, and even though we had given our food orders beforehand, they still seemed to be unprepared for us. We had to wait...More

Thank 247LiveLife
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Hi Christine... I have read your review and completely agree... Large groups are not easy to cater for as slight misunderstandings can turn an evening from possibly extraordinary to perhaps, disappointing... We have a wine list which suits most of our patrons... If I had...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

When you enter the restaurant, specially the second floor, it seems you are getting in paradise. Nice music, nice enviorment, nice food, and attention. I also had the oportunity to talk with the owners, and get to know their story and also the restaurants story....More

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Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Thank you for your review. Really nice!..We do advertise that after 9 pm the entertainment begins albeit a live band, a performer or a DJ... We do have the downstairs area for quieter conversations... We hope you return and enjoy our awesome space yet again!...More

Reviewed 17 January 2017

I absolutely loved this place, in one word: "unforgettable". I enjoyed meeting the owners, the vibey music and great food. The ladies bathroom was a treat on it's own. Can't wait to go back.

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Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

Thank you Melissa... You do not live far from Knysna so there is no excuse not to visit us in the near future... All the best from Paul and Debs

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Bloo bistro was such an unexpected surprise!!! I loved everything about it...the staff are super friendly and the welcome shooters spectacular. The place itself is like a museum....so much to see and enjoy. I loved the ladies room....gave us a good giggle. The kitchen is...More

Thank thehungrytraveller10
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

Thank you for your awesome review. It means a lot to us!... We hope to see you back in the not so far future! Regards Paul and Debs

Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Best place I have been in years. Fab atmosphere. Could not recommended it highly enough. Host and staff first class music great. Food perfect rock on into 2017

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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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 13:30
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
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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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