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Chaplin's Bistro - CLOSED

Woodmill Lane Leisure Shopping Centre 100 Main Street | next door to Clicks in the Piazza, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 3667
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
26 Jun 2016
“Very Disappointing”
15 Jun 2016
Restaurant Hours Closed
European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Woodmill Lane Leisure Shopping Centre 100 Main Street | next door to Clicks in the Piazza, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Save yourself the disappointment to go to Chaplin's. This use to be a little gem in the shopping mall but unfortunately it change hands and it seems like the new owners just don't care. On one occasion I went for a cup of coffee on...More

Thank diantours
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Average food, average price, average service set in a shopping mall which offers the talents of the local music artists and artists alike. Food palatable but nothing to write home about .... if you want average meals, for average prices and a break inbetween shopping...More

Thank Vallerie M
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

I'm sorry to say this but I day was a low in a lot of things. The first impression of this venue was a good one - friendly atmosphere and clean table cloth. However the service was S-L-O-W (and that apparently with their best waitress....More

Thank Stefanie S
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Very pleasant lunch time spot. Good food and friendly service. Reasonably priced, great location for shopping break.

Thank Wilma J
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Bistro to me always alludes to casual yet delicious and well thought out dishes, served efficiently with grace and ease. This does not describe Chaplin's unfortunately. The menu is unexceptional and very standard in a town with many great options. Service is slow and I...More

Thank AndrissaFerreira
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Good personal service with waiter Julie. Good menu with nice food! Only coffee shop in Woodmill Lane for you to go to.

Thank Hitmannequin
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Sad to relate my experiences of a number of visits during past two months. Service standards and quality of food has declined somewhat.

Thank Brian O
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Having read previous reviews I guess must have been lucky the day we popped in for a coffee as we had attentive service and the coffees were piping hot and creamy. It was a Sunday and no very busy so maybe that is why.

Thank Liketorome
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were driving through en route to Cape Town. We had not eaten all morning so we were quite excited for coffee and eggs Benedict. The coffee was good and came quickly, but the breakfast didn't come for 45 minutes. We had...More

Thank Hrosso21
Reviewed 7 January 2016

My first time at the Bistro and I must say the service was pathetic. We waited 40 min for our coffee and almost an hour for a toasted sandwich. The sandwich was also not great. Not a very good standard. It was a very disappointing...More

Thank JaydeeV2016
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Open Hours
08:30 - 13:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Woodmill Lane Leisure Shopping Centre 100 Main Street | next door to Clicks in the Piazza, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 3667
  • E-mail
Set in a lovely outdoor piazza area within a quaint shopping centre,where patrons may relax under the tree or if they prefer,indoors where there is a choice of more formal dining seating. Should you wish to catch up on some business or check emails, we have free Wi-fi available to patrons who are willing to have a meal or a drink. We serve healthy portions at good prices. You are able to enjoy anything from a toasted sandwich to lovely pot pies and sweet treats baked in-house. We are also fully licenced. You can enjoy live music in the piazza most Saturdays and three or four times a week during holiday season.
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