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Bloo Bistro World cafe

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Shop 10b Main Road, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 82 923 1185
19:00 - 13:30
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this place by accident while we waited for our reservation in a nearby restaurant. The welcome was great the manager guy was really friendly. We promised to return after the meal. We are glad we did, the same manger made us feel really welcome and the place was full of really nice people. Had a great night!... More 

Thank andyfod
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this review

Hi Andy.... Thank you for your really nice review.... Thank you for returning and making the night fun. We really enjoyed having you all there... Hope to see you back soon!.. Best Regards Paul More 

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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Such a wonderful experience... felt like part of the family!! Had the most fun, the curry is delicious and atmosphere would take some work to beat. Unique decor adds to the experience, we will be back!!

Thank lindseyr449
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Great job. Great food. Great wine. Plus that Paul guy does a decent Elvis impersonation but he is far better at singing Sarie Marais with his hula hoop in tow. Will be back again...

Thank John D
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this review

Hi John... Thank you for the nice review... See you back again soon! Regards Paul More 

Knysna, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Reading other reviews on Trip Advisor for Bloo, does not seem to be too much one can add. It is great fun - the owners are hands on in creating this funky vibe, everyone very chilled, music awesome, kitchen clean

Thank chez2017
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this review

Wow Thank You! You have described Bloo Bistro in a Nutshell... We will follow your reviews throughout your journeys... Thank you TripAdvisor for giving humanity the opportunity to describe our experiences..... Thank You Chez and hope to see you back here for another awesome evening... Love..The owners Paul and Debs More 

Garden Route, South Africa
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423 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

My first visit to Bloo Bistro (long overdue) was perhaps not a true reflection of the place. I went with a large group, and even though we had given our food orders beforehand, they still seemed to be unprepared for us. We had to wait ages and ages to get the food, which when it arrived, admittedly was very good.... More 

Thank m0zchick
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this review

Hi Christine... I have read your review and completely agree... Large groups are not easy to cater for as slight misunderstandings can turn an evening from possibly extraordinary to perhaps, disappointing... We have a wine list which suits most of our patrons... If I had known beforehand , I would have catered specifically for your group which were pleasant but... More 

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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

When you enter the restaurant, specially the second floor, it seems you are getting in paradise. Nice music, nice enviorment, nice food, and attention. I also had the oportunity to talk with the owners, and get to know their story and also the restaurants story. Everything amazed me. I wouldn't recommend it just for those who like to eat in... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Really nice!..We do advertise that after 9 pm the entertainment begins albeit a live band, a performer or a DJ... We do have the downstairs area for quieter conversations... We hope you return and enjoy our awesome space yet again! Best wishes Paul More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I absolutely loved this place, in one word: "unforgettable". I enjoyed meeting the owners, the vibey music and great food. The ladies bathroom was a treat on it's own. Can't wait to go back.

Thank melissasI4071RU
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Melissa... You do not live far from Knysna so there is no excuse not to visit us in the near future... All the best from Paul and Debs More 

Windhoek, Namibia
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200 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Bloo bistro was such an unexpected surprise!!! I loved everything about it...the staff are super friendly and the welcome shooters spectacular. The place itself is like a museum....so much to see and enjoy. I loved the ladies room....gave us a good giggle. The kitchen is super clean and i definitely would like to have a meal there sometime. I will... More 

Thank thehungrytraveller10
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome review. It means a lot to us!... We hope to see you back in the not so far future! Regards Paul and Debs More 

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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Best place I have been in years. Fab atmosphere. Could not recommended it highly enough. Host and staff first class music great. Food perfect rock on into 2017

Thank customer66
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Unique and exceptional. It was an awesome experience. From being welcomed to this establishment to leaving it was extraordinary. Thank you so much for a great time and a great meal. South Africa could do with more places like yours. All the best in the future.

Thank GustavJnr
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this review

Hi Gustav.... Thank you for visiting Bloo Bistro and for giving us a great review!! Regards Paul and Debs More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 10b Main Road, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 82 923 1185
Bloo Bistro is a Bohemian Wonderland of Color even when preparing one of our meals. We call Bloo Bistro a World Cafe Bar because the owners are both well traveled and wanted to present a Bistro/Lounge/Entertainment Venue, which represents many cultures in the decor. Paul Zeman and Debby Sani have both used creativity to it's fullest which has resulted in a dining space which entertains the eyes and assaults the senses in a mystical yet fun way. The entertainment is varied and always of a superior artistry standard...The food is delicious and interesting selection yet affordable.

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