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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 good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“bread” (219 reviews)
“cakes” (65 reviews)
“poached eggs” (20 reviews)
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French, Cafe, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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10 The Boatshed | Long St, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just bought 2 sandwiches, 2 desserts, water and a coffee inside, and i couldn’t sit down on their terrace where there were 15-20 free tables because i had bought it inside and this is not considered “lunch”??? So i ate my LUNCH on the...More

Thank Tara-vm0507
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this very special place in Knysna.......not the first time, but maybe the last!! They are really pricey...... We were very disappointed when we ordered the bread board, not to get any butter with it!!!!! That was extra???? We had a bit of a...More

Thank all4you2be
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is what happens when a restaurant stays true to their core and produces authentic delicious and honest food for over a decade - queues to get in, great staff, and really moreish food. We have been patronizing this restaurant since its early beginnings and...More

Thank kdequekervandermerwe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food choices are based on being healthy & fresh. This promise was delivered in our meals. Light, tasty & fresh. The only downside was that the kids' ice-tea wasn't palatable to them (no sugar). Great venue for a lunch.

Thank DurhamPaul
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Happened to find this place in travelling from Plettenberg to George. We dropped in for morning coffee and love the atmosphere and the menu so left and came back later for lunch. I had the confit duck and wife had Moroccan strudel. They were both...More

Thank Dick E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great find in Knysna. Super funky and inviting space, excellent presentation of incredible flavours- best dish for us was the pork belly- but everything delicious and great service- well worth a visit!

Thank ShellNoosa369
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We had both breakfast and lunch here the food was so good! The flavours in the green salad with caramelised chicken skewer were excellent. Hubby had the Mexican breakfast and I had the granola- very tasty! Staff were attentive and the setting in a loft...More

Thank Kay A
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We have a house nearby, in Plett, and whenever we are there we make sure that we go back to Ile de Pain to pick up a loaf of their bread and enjoy their brunch. In the winter, closes at 3pm and is closed all...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Good setting and only place open for breakfast on Thesen Island. Food was good but nothing WOW. Service was satisfactory, but could be improved on.

Thank Anri B
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure of enjoying a variety of cakes and every single one of them was divine. Lovely ambience and friendly service. Best bread ever.

Thank AndreanaOchse
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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A café-style restaurant and bakery specialising in distinctive, appetising breakfasts and lunches and authentic artisanal breads. This welcoming, award-winning restaurant is conveniently located in vibrant Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna. Breakfast and lunch dishes have a European leaning and offer honest sophistication in flavour and creative visual presentation. Each dish is lovingly prepared to showcase fresh, seasonal ingredients. Expect updated classics with a twist and truly innovative dishes. An impressive beverage selection includes specialist coffees & teas, fresh juices and a curated wine & beer menu. Breads are baked daily in a traditional wood-fired oven. The patisserie creates exquisite, delicate desserts. Shop for specialized baking equipment, books, DVDS, essential pantry items & crafted homewares. Grab salads, sandwiches, pastries and coffee to-go or sit and enjoy the buzz in this beloved meeting place where local regulars and visitors to the Garden Route relax and mingle.
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