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“Fabulous food”
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: Breakfast, Lunch, 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 26 April 2018

Warm friendly staff, welcoming, busy, vibrant atmosphere, fabulous food, real variety choices, food was excellent - fine presentation, full of flavour

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Thank Leigh H
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

This establishment has a good reputation and quite rightly so.
The decor is fabulous and industrial in a French way.
Fantastic coffee - and I am beyond fussy on coffee..!
Great salads, great pastries, good baguettes and a great ambiance.
Very gentile and refined.
Owner involvement shows.
Quite pricey for what it is but worth going to.

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Thank Stephanie_Moss
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Visited the restaurant twice in three days.
First time being a lunch date, and the second for breakfast. Both were superb.
I cannot fault this establishment even if I tried.
Wonderful setting, wonderful people and wonderful food. Feels like home!!
Walked home with my anytime cook book and could not be more chuffed.

Thank Nicole S
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idp_artisans, artisan at Ile de Pain, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Enjoy the book Nicole! We hope you can enjoy our food "anytime" now. Thanks for your visits and review.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We grabbed some take aways for the road and really loved the feel of this bakery. Great tasting treats and fantastic bread a little on the high price end but worth it.

Thank bradsmitmail
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

They screwed up by letting me and the family walk into the establishment unhindered, and find ourselves a table. And then refused to serve us as we had not been seated by a "hostess ". What? How pretentious do you wanna get? Obviously we were never served, so can't comment on the food that many people have raved about. I'm in the 2 percent that rate the place poorly, so if you do the maths it's logical this review will be ignored. Just be sure to book, and pay attention to the bouncer at the door.

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Thank Mark S
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