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“Breakfast Heaven.”
Review of Ile de Pain

Ile de Pain
Ranked #4 of 161 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Breakfast Heaven.”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Nothing Beats having the most Delicious Breakfast while watching the Bakers at work.
Gourmet Breakfast is not the word...Gourilitious is more like it.
They even have Breakfast Dessert...Yummy...Yummy...

Visited April 2013
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4 Thank Michael F
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George, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“World Class !”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

I ve enjoyed many good times here - great food wonderful friendly service and a great atmosphere - I never leave Knysna without a visit even if its a "quicky"...!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank QuintonHewitt
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bread”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Fantastic bread. We did not have time to sit down so ordered some rolls for take-away. The staff was really friendly and gave us some options. All sounded delicious. The rolls we diid take was really great.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Janet L
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Pretoria
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Our Favourite stop for B'fast & Lunch when in the area.”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

As a family we always make time for a meal or two at Ile de Pain, one of our very favourite Café's in the area. Delicious tasty meals and lovely hot drinks. Also take breads, pastries and other goodies home to snack on. We return time and time again.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank JvRensburgFamily
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
“Ile de-licious”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

A lovely bistro on thesens...with the most amazing coffee. I had their almond croissants which were by far the best Ive ever tasted. Will definitely be back for more!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Sarah L
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