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“Knysna gem”
Review of Ile de Pain

Ile de Pain
Ranked #5 of 167 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We are ile de pain 2.0, a team of authentic artisans and devoted individuals; foodies, fundis, artists, professionals and dreamers, all waiting to welcome you to our magical cafe. We are committed to honest food and superlative service, upholding heritage and embracing evolution, supporting traditional farmers and local suppliers, developing people and creating community. Our cafe dishes offer a superlative level of honest sophistication in flavour and creative visual presentation. Each dish is lovingly and mindfully prepared using simple, fresh and beautiful ingredients that we hand select. We bake bread - good, honest bread that tastes the way it ought to. Our patisserie creates rustic yet refined desserts that offer a balance of delicate and decadent. We cultivate relationships with valued local growers who produce in small quantities and are entirely devoted to their land and craft. ile de pain is a place to gather, making friends of strangers. We find our guests respond to the energy of the cafe, and in turn fill it with life, adding to the unique experience that it is. Our new light and airy, open-plan layout encourages patrons to witness our team at work and understand the way in which we lovingly prepare “real” food.
Reviewed May 16, 2013

If you are visiting Knysna and love food - you simply have to visit Ile de Pain. Especially for brunch. Warm atmosphere and delicious food. Aromas of baking bread and coffee hit you in a steamy blend as you are shown a table. From that moment on you are in foody heaven.

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Thank Bridget F
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Its a thriving bakery/breakfast venue on Thesen Island in Knysna. I loved the menu and the atmosphere and care from staff is outstanding.

Thank Penny K
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

When we first got to Knysna, everyone was buzzing about this place.
I couldn't really understand what the fuss was all about:
'ile de pain has the best bread in town'
'it's the best place to eat lunch, but you have to make a reservation because it's always packed'...
So, after a few days, we decided to give it a try. and boy am I glad we did!!
their food is DELICIOUS!! it's designed like a french bakery shop, they sell all kinds of bread, and you could sit for a bite!!
the menu is so creative! the burger is to die for!!
If you're in Knysna, you should DEFINITELY go there for lunch!!

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Thank DZohni
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Consistent good food ,good vibe and service - makes up for the lack of outlook.This place has been owner run and popular for years.

1  Thank Francis B
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Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Overall we had a very nice lunch after a boat ride to see the dolphins. Our expectations were very high given the trip advisor rating so perhaps we expected a bit more. But all in all we were pleased and its definitely worth a visit.

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1  Thank Andreas C
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