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Location of restaurant: Knysna, Thesen Island

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Leisure Isle Coffee Shop

Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Location of restaurant: Knysna, Thesen Island

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The Island Cafe (Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa)

Cuisine: Tapas
Location of restaurant: Knysna, Thesen Island

Tables overlook the canal, pool deck or are nestled between the original refurbished turbines. Warm open fireplaces and majestic sliding glass doors allow us to...
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Ile De Pain

Cuisine: Bistro , French , European
Ambiance: Trendy
Main course (avg): R48
Licensed: yes

Open: Breakfast, Lunch
08h00 - 15h00 Tuesday - Saturday; 09h00 - 13h30 Sunday.

Liezie's meals are fun, unpretentious, full of vibrant flavours and textures. She is adamant about sourcing the freshest, best quality ingredients from nearby farmers and other purveyors, and shapes her menus around these, according to the seasons. As Markus says, "The best chef or baker can only be a good shepherd to the best natural ingredients."

The staff at le de pan - initially a handful of young, enthusiastic people, most of whom had never been employed before - grew, and gained in skill and confidence under Liezie?s management and mentorship. They are, she says, "an inseparable part of everyday life at le de pan". Markus adds, "Never have I worked with such happy, genuine, honest people anywhere in the world."

For Liezie and Markus, le de pan is a world that includes all the small farmers, producers and others who have been handpicked to supply the uncompromisingly wholesome and flavourful ingredients essential to their art. Their philosophy of good craftsmanship, integrity and simplicity, rooted in a deep and sophisticated understanding; and their intention to share their enthusiasm and love for food and life with others - these are what draw so many people to le de pan. Guests respond to the energy of the place, and in turn fill it with life, adding to the unique experience that it is. To Markus and Liezie, le de pan is "more than food. It is our sanctuary, our playground, our canvas."

Child Friendly
Children’s Play Area
Live Entertainment
Wheelchair access
Thesen Harbour Town
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