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17 Hedge Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 7873
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Knysna, South Africa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us decided to have dinner at Mon Petit Pain on their new Thursday night's dinner. We went the whole hog with starters, main course and dessert. Three of us chose the mussel Starter with the creamy white wine sauce which we all thought was the best we had ever tasted. Totally delicious. Considering that one of our party... More 

Thank Sharon D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was not bad at all and juice was superb. What was a pity was the attitude of the staff. Not recommended if you are sensitive to standoffish staff.

Thank Arlene C
henley in arden
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108 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is a small coffee bar restaurant which serves coffee etc and light lunches/pastries until early afternoon. Easy paring and nice coffee and light lunches.

1 Thank michaeldufty
Pretoria, South Africa
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We go there often when in Knysna on holiday. It is very,very convenient. Beautiful place,nice people serving you. Food excellent.!!!!!!!

1 Thank Jakalas
Knysna, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I have a breakfast here regularly and really enjoy the scramble and poached eggs. The mince on toast is a winner too! The coffee is always excellent! For lunch the home made pies and burgers are delicious! what a wonderful atmosphere!

1 Thank vsi460
Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The coffee and food great when you eventually get it. Lovely venue but wasted as the service leaves a lot to be desired. Queuing time and again to place orders just does not work - particularly in season.

1 Thank Sharon M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Consistently a winner in terms of atmosphere and quality. Stunning vibe and good food to compliment.

1 Thank Bevan E
Grahamstown, South Africa
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here because Ile de Pain was so full. This looked like a great alternative- just around the corner, food is supplied from Ile de Pain on a "self- service" basis. Which would have been great if the food was fresh or edible. My almond croissant was swimming in water- probably an attempt to freshen up stale food.... More 

1 Thank BarbiCow
South Africa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We are regular visitors to this cafe and have always enjoyed the friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The food is always very tasty and it is evident that they only use the highest quality ingredients. Coffee is excellent. Staff try their best to accommodate every request and are friendly and professional. We will keep on returning!

1 Thank ttt_family
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

While they do have waitresses, we had to order up front, which would be okay if the system worked well. We ordered two museli and two croissants. The two museli and one croissant arrived. The croissant was stale. When it was returned we were told that we would have to wait as the croissants were in the oven. They then... More 

1 Thank KirstenKelly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Hedge Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7873
Sister restaurant to Ile De Pain. One of the most popular breakfast spots in town!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?