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“A Knysna bucket list visit”
Review of Ile de Pain

Ile de Pain
Ranked #6 of 172 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We are ile de pain 2.0, a team of authentic artisans and devoted individuals; foodies, fundis, artists, professionals and dreamers, all waiting to welcome you to our magical cafe. We are committed to honest food and superlative service, upholding heritage and embracing evolution, supporting traditional farmers and local suppliers, developing people and creating community. Our cafe dishes offer a superlative level of honest sophistication in flavour and creative visual presentation. Each dish is lovingly and mindfully prepared using simple, fresh and beautiful ingredients that we hand select. We bake bread - good, honest bread that tastes the way it ought to. Our patisserie creates rustic yet refined desserts that offer a balance of delicate and decadent. We cultivate relationships with valued local growers who produce in small quantities and are entirely devoted to their land and craft. ile de pain is a place to gather, making friends of strangers. We find our guests respond to the energy of the cafe, and in turn fill it with life, adding to the unique experience that it is. Our new light and airy, open-plan layout encourages patrons to witness our team at work and understand the way in which we lovingly prepare “real” food.
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

3-4 times per year, we visit Knysna and this is a must stop destination. During the rebuilding phase, we felt as if our holiday was incomplete. The food and atmoshere is always outstanding and we love trying new items on the menu. ( especially the delectable pastries!)

Always worth a visit, even if it means waiting a little while for a table or your food, during peak season!

Liezie's Café Food recipes are often made in our home and Marcus' artisan breads are regularly copied. Even though my wife bakes his recipes after a attending a artisan bread making course, we still go back for 'the real thing'!

Thank snaair
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

The restaurant is situated in Thesen Island and has an old world charm about it. We found the toast to be too thick and the pointed steak knives very difficult to use to spread butter on the toast. The poached egg breakfast was tasty.

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Thank Frank R
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I love eating unusual and healthy combinations when eating out. Ill de Pain does not disappoint. A bit pricey but very tasty!

Thank SASKIAVERS
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This spot is quite a ray of sunshine in a rapidly declining Knysna...

Amazing baked goodies & stylish teas make this place a treat.

Unfortunately you will find it difficult to eat here on a regular basis as breakfast options are limited mainly to just scrambled & poached eggs, not many kid friendly options either.

Thank vishalap2015
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

This is a terrific restaurant - a bit hard to find but well worth it. Not real fancy but the food is quite nice. Good range on the menu for appetizers and mains. Located in a plaza on the main street hence a good spot for both before and after lunch for shopping.

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Thank Michael B
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