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“French experience” 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 116 Restaurants in Knysna
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Knysna, South Africa
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6 restaurant reviews
“French experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

One of the must visit places in Knysna, situated in the Thesen harbour town. Unusual but tasty combinations. Breads and pastas made freshly in the restaurant daily. Go early in season! Very popular venue

Visited February 2013
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
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England
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135 reviews 135 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Located in Thesen Town, this coffee shop/cafe has a European style and is incredibly popular with the well-heeled residents. Open for breakfast and lunch (closed Monday) only plus a bakery counter selling 'artisan' breads and croissants. Very good service with a smile, lovely laid back atmosphere, good food and coffee. Recommended.

Visited February 2013
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“EXCELLENT - a must visit!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

What an experience. We had two meals over the week-end at Ile de Pain and both were excellent!! Highly recommendable.

Visited March 2013
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“Excellent lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We stopped here for lunch at the recommendations of many friends and Helen of Amanzi Lodge. idp lived up to the amazing recommendations and was a delicious lunch - we were only disappointed we didn't have time to go back for more!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Knysna, South Africa
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“This is the "MUST VISIT" Restaurant on the Garden Route”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Ile de Pain is a firm favourite with regulars and newcomers alike. It's breakfast menu is varied and delicious with beautiful dishes served by the best staff in the world - happy, loyal, knowledgeable and joyful - even when rushed off their feet. Lunches are equally varied and delicious and have flavours that are beautifully crafted from different parts of the world. The bakery produces the finest breads and cakes you will taste anywhere. The cooking and baking is clearly executed with care and passion and the standards never falter. This is simply THE BEST!

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