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Bloo Bistro World cafe

Shop 10b Main Road, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 82 923 1185
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb curry” (5 reviews)
“fabulous fun” (2 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 10b Main Road, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved this place. it is magical . The owner, Paul, has put so much effort into creating a wonderful atmosphere. Eventhough we were very early he entertained us graciously. Warm, friendly and great place to chill and forget about the mundane. Highly recommend.

Thank c0rfu2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love great food, fun company, dancing and a unique, vibrant atmosphere, then this owner run establishment is the place to head. Dinner, dancing, laughing, chatting. Leave with more friends than you arrived with.

Thank Kayla W
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Kayla... We couldn't have said it better! See you hopefully soon!!!

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Bloo is the best party anywhere ! The vibe is awesome, people super chilled and the hoola hooping hilarious. Love coming here on my annual pilgrimage to knysna.

Thank Ursula E
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you Ursula... So great to read this. Big Love from the Bloo Team! Hope to see you back here on your next adventure to Knysna!

Reviewed 21 November 2017

I found this place by coincidence. I was looking for a place where I can smoke shisha and they suggested me Bloo.. I think I ate the best/softest lamb ever! It was amazing and the owner Paul is an incredible man. He was so friendly...More

Thank Göktuğ A
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hey Goktug... Thank you for your review. It was really awesome meeting you both... Hopefully you will return to Knysna South Africa Someday soon!... All the very best. Paul

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We had visited Bloo on our last trip , with it being Halloween knew it would be as mad as ever!! We had met a lovely German couple at our accommodation and had told them to go for the experience. Not disappointed upon arrival where...More

Thank JoolesMansfield_UK
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank You Jooles.... We are very happy that you enjoyed Bloo Bistro. The chap on didgeridoo, "Quintin Song", was far from Australia but certainly did the instrument justice. Thank you for visiting us and we are glad you enjoyed your evening with us. Much love...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Our very first time in Knysna. We were told a lot about this particular Bistro, and we had to go and visit. Well, we called around 3 times, and they were closed. On the 4th time, we went in the evening, and saw on the...More

Thank 182charmainem
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Hi Charmain So sorry you had this experience... We have an alternative number 082-9231185 which everyone calls us on to book... I checked our phone and your phone call to book was never received.... I was there that evening and am sure I met you....More

Reviewed 13 April 2017 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...More

Thank andyfod
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

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

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
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 reviewResponded 12 April 2017

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

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 cleanMore

1  Thank chez2017
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

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......More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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
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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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