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“So continental as if u are in France ”
Review of Ile de Pain

Ile de Pain
Ranked #6 of 171 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, 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 5 January 2017 via mobile

What a special place to eat both breakfast and lunch ..Sometimes you need to wait to get a table but it is all worth it . We also have bought their breads and cakes .. wow outstanding !... do yourself a favour enjoy the experience .!! I even bought there recipe book .

Thank clstyle
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NickiFriedlein, Public Relations Manager at Ile de Pain, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

We trust you are enjoying trying out some of the recipes from Liezie's book "Café Food" at home. Thanks for the review and for sharing your enjoyment of the îdp experience.

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were staying in The Lofts and one of the breakfast choices is Il de pain. On our 1st morning we arrived at 8.30 only to find all the tables occupied and the queue round the block. As we had plans for the day we went somewhere else. But as we were determined to see what all the fuss was about we were queuing with others from 7.30 am the next day to be 2nd in the queue for when they opened at 8am. It was certainly worth it. The bread is delicious as was the scrambled eggs with bacon. My husband had the poached eggs and they were perfectly cooked. The takeaway pastries we had were also fantastic. We would definitely recommend this breakfast venue but get there early!

Thank Louise C
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NickiFriedlein, Public Relations Manager at Ile de Pain, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

We are glad to hear you enjoyed a delicious breakfast at île de païn and trust you enjoyed your experience of a Thesen Islands holiday.

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

If you want breakfast best get there early. We got a table inside for breakfast and thw breakfast was delicious!! Worth the wait outside the shop before it opened. We also managed to swe the spotted owl in the tree outside.

Thank samberd
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NickiFriedlein, Public Relations Manager at Ile de Pain, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

The resident owls are amazing and patiently waited out the noise and disturbance during our rebuild. Thanks for taking the time to review. We are delighted you enjoyed your breakfast at île de païn.

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic breakfast. The bread is to die for. Great cappuccinos and attentive service. Blankets to keep you warm on colder days. Love the ambience. Well done guys.

Thank desispies
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NickiFriedlein, Public Relations Manager at Ile de Pain, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

Thanks for sharing your experience. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to île de païn and look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

You don't just buy a bread, you buy an experience! Golden brown and crispy on the outside and soft and slightly chewy on the inside, perfection! Baked fresh daily with an assortment of confectionery. The restaurant is good and very busy, booking essential, or wait for about 30 min for a opening

Thank anton l
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NickiFriedlein, Public Relations Manager at Ile de Pain, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

That is a great description of our bread - it really is an experience. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Just to note for anyone reading this that we do not operate a booking system at the café. Our welcoming and friendly staff will seat you just as soon as they can.

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