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Ile de Pain

10 The Boatshed | Long St, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 302 5705
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“bread” (190 reviews)
“cakes” (60 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 The Boatshed | Long St, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Funky, modern with good food! A lekker place and the bread is not too shabby either! Interesting choices of salads with Quinoa and Wild Rice etc Try It!

Thank Hilka
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must go to this charming café everything is delicious. The chocolate grand Cru is a Must, along with almond croissants. The design is just superb and the Boutique hotel in the back amazing

Thank Stephane P
Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW - What an amazing experience. Food is amazing and the presentation of even tea is just the best. Definitely our new favorite spot in Knysna

Thank HanlieDurbanville
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect setting, perfect breakfast and perfect coffee! Thank you Ile de Pain for a great start tou our day!

Thank Ant1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bread and cakes here are wonderful ! If you have the chance to take a break do so or you will regret it ! Best iced cappuchino I ever had and the bread sourdough was really nice !

Thank Luisa R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ile de Pain has a very good breakfast and lunch offer. The bread variety is awesome and tastes delicious. The atmosphere is stylish and modern. Prices and quality are super fair!

Thank Naddi1718
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed an INCREDIBLE meal (lunch) and coffee plus home made lemonade at this restaurant on Thesen Island, Knysna. Service, food, drinks, everything was outstanding. Great location too! 5 out of 5! Just a bit expensive but well worth it!

Thank Carene D
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

3-4 times per year, we visit Knysna and this is a must stop destination. During the rebuilding phase, we felt as if our holiday was incomplete. The food and atmoshere is always outstanding and we love trying new items on the menu. ( especially the...More

Thank snaair
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The restaurant is situated in Thesen Island and has an old world charm about it. We found the toast to be too thick and the pointed steak knives very difficult to use to spread butter on the toast. The poached egg breakfast was tasty.

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I love eating unusual and healthy combinations when eating out. Ill de Pain does not disappoint. A bit pricey but very tasty!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 The Boatshed | Long St, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 302 5705
  • E-mail
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.
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