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“A Knysna bucket list visit”
Review of ile de pain

ile de pain
Ranked #1 of 3 Bakeries in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A café-style restaurant and bakery specialising in distinctive, appetising breakfasts and lunches and authentic artisanal breads. This welcoming, award-winning restaurant is conveniently located in vibrant Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna. Breakfast and lunch dishes have a European leaning and offer honest sophistication in flavour and creative visual presentation. Each dish is lovingly prepared to showcase fresh, seasonal ingredients. Expect updated classics with a twist and truly innovative dishes. An impressive beverage selection includes specialist coffees & teas, fresh juices and a curated wine & beer menu. Breads are baked daily in a traditional wood-fired oven. The patisserie creates exquisite, delicate desserts. Shop for specialized baking equipment, books, DVDS, essential pantry items & crafted homewares. Grab salads, sandwiches, pastries and coffee to-go or sit and enjoy the buzz in this beloved meeting place where local regulars and visitors to the Garden Route relax and mingle.
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 Saskia V
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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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