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“An excellent stay for a light lunch at Knysna” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ile de Pain

Ile de Pain
10 The Boatshed | Thesen Island, Knysna, South Africa
27(0)44-302-5707
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Ranked #4 of 124 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Hilversum, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“An excellent stay for a light lunch at Knysna”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This working bakery with its outside patio really gives you the idea of being somewhere in the Mediterranean. Good quality dishes and the place for an excellent light lunch in the area.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Knysna, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Best Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Still the best coffee and croissoint. The vibe is pure French. The bread to die for. Loved by locals and visitors alike.

Visited January 2013
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George, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Pleasurable 'Pain'!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is a MUST on everyone's list when visiting Knysa. Tucked away on Thesens island, this "Island of Bread" will serve up the most scrumptious unique dishes using seasonably frash ingrdients which will leave you coming back again and again to visit.

Visited January 2013
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Knysna, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A little Gem for breakfast, lunch & delicious cake & coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great food and relaxed meeting venue with friends. Delicious take away breads and cakes and lots of gift goodies - no bookings so in busy season you might have to wait 15-20 mins for a table.

Visited December 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Read about this place in my Frommers guide, and I was not disappointed. Excellent food and service, had to revisit before departing Knysna.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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