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All 116 Knysna Restaurants

Ile de Pain

10 The Boatshed | Thesen Island, Knysna, South Africa
27(0)44-302-5707
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Ranked #4 of 116 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is most definitely one of my favourite restaurants. The owner has a passion for food that is almost never found. The quality is the best it could get. Only downfall is that sometimes there are so many people you cannot get a table but I guess that comes with such quality. 5 out of 5 for sure!!!!!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

If you want more than bacon and eggs or yoghurt for breakfast, try this. Masterful french take on breakfast. Croissant with salmon, spinach and cream higly recommended as well as their wonderful juices ( carrot, beetroot and pineapple combo a favourite). Service is good and relative fast given that they are very busy!

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Joburg, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is an incredible lunch and breakfast spot. The food is fresh, all done on the premises including all the pastries and baked goods. We had duck, caramel basted chicken skewers, fresh papaya coleslaw with an orange dressing, pizza bianca (Italian style) and what my children declared are the "best macaroons" they have ever eaten. It was a delight to... More 

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San Diego, California
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176 reviews 176 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

A must for delicious everything, bakery superb, fresh juices/ smoothies excellent.breakfast and lunch menu very good, great service and value

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere, great cappuccinos, fresh croissants baked on-site. The only downside is that it can get very crowded, which is in fact a testament to the popularity of the place. And be warned that they close around three-ish, so not a place for a late afternoon coffee.

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Pretoria
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This quaint little bistro has lots of character and lovely food. We've eaten there ever days since we arrived in knysna. Their bread is awesome and coffee is delicious. Will def go back.

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Johannesburg
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I was disappointed that the menu was very limited compared to last year, but the sandwiches were divine and the atmosphere is cosy and warm. The desserts are not that good either. I still enjoyed the experience very much!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Perfect at any time of the day and in any weather. ERat, Drink, nibble and soak in the atmosphere. Very busy but not noisy. Come early as you will have to queue.

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South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely breakfast under the trees. The combination of great coffee, fresh bread, an interesting menu and a selection of scrumptious baked good and treAts, makes visiting this place a no-brainer.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

One of the best places on the garden route for wholesome baking, sandwiches with bread to die for in really nice surroundings. Very very popular.

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Additional Information about Ile de Pain

Address: 10 The Boatshed | Thesen Island, Knysna, South Africa
Phone Number: 27(0)44-302-5707
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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