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“Great lunch spot”
Review of Ile de Pain

Ile de Pain
Ranked #5 of 176 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 January 16, 2014

Had been told to come by friends who had visited last year from Canada and It lived up to all expectations.
It's a great place for lunch , breads fantastic.
I had a pizza which was really great.
Would recommend it wholeheartedly.
Just remember closed on Mondays, which found out .

Thank lorna p
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

We had a birthday during our recent holiday and ordered a cake from Ile de Pain, which was beautiful to look at and delicious. We were so impressed that we ordered another cake for New Year and it was just as beautiful and delicious. Their croissants are great too. A very busy place

Thank Brenda A
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Always an amazing experience. The best food with GREAT service. Service with a smile as well as FAST service. You do have to wait your turn in peak seasons though, especially on Sunday mornings. There is something for everyone on the menu. Healthy and Raw seekers. Pastry and good organic coffee seekers as well as the normal Burger seekers. They cater for all. Really worth waiting for!!

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Thank HantiePretorius
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Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

We had an early lunch which was exceptionally good. It is a very busy little spot so worth getting there early or booking in advance though worth waiting for a table if necessary. Food prepared with love, good quality locally sourced ingredients and attention to detail. Great informal atmosphere.

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Thank Donnep
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

What is it that people like about this place ? It's not a restaurant but more of a bakery (and a good one at that) that serves breakfast and brunch. And if you're the eggs and bacon type breakfaster.....don't waste your time. I live on the Island, I buy their bread and I've eaten there twice......and twice it shall remain. I don't like the food, I don't like the service and to be honest, the attitude sucks as well. You want a good wholesome breakfast, go to Mario's.

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