Fodor's Expert Review Ile de Pain

$$ Knysna Eclectic Fodor's Choice

Almost every South African you meet along the Garden Route will tell you to visit Ile de Pain. Its stellar reputation is well deserved, because owners Liezie Mulder and Markus Farbinger have an uncompromising attitude toward quality that shows in their superb wood-fired breads and mouth-watering pastries. Local and organic suppliers are used wherever possible, the perfectly executed menu changes seasonally, and everything is made on the premises. For something different, try a red cappuccino made from traditional rooibos plant. It's very, very busy in season but you can watch the activity on Thesen Harbour as you wait.

Eclectic Breakfast Lunch Fodor's Choice $$ Casual

Quick Facts

8-10 The Boatshed
Knysna, Western Cape  South Africa


Known For:
  • Folks come from far and wide for the baked goods
  • Plenty of choices for vegetarians
  • Enthusiastic staff
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon. No dinner

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