île de païn - island of bread
When Liezie Mulder and Markus Farbinger together with a small, young team opened the doors of île de païn in 2002, it was as though they tapped into something so treasured by the collective consciousness, that the appeal was indeed universal. Together they built a wood fired oven and baked large, dark loaves of Companio bread for the nearby farmers market. Soon after, Liezie put a small menu together to complement the bread. Today the bread “complements” Liezie’s food¦ breakfast and lunch take centre stage at île de païn. She draws from her love of local ingredients and utilizes her international experience and training to create menu‘s that are thoughtful, simple and unique for everyday enjoyment. The wine list changes as often as the menu and receives equal attention and care. The desserts on display are for the finale or to take home for a postponed indulgence. On your way out you remember to take along a loaf (insiders reserve one or two before sitting down) and some of the specialties as a gift to yourself or those near to your heart. Their annual gastronomic trips around the globe will ensure that île de païn will keep on going for years to come.
île de païn is located at The Boatshed #10, Thesen Islands, Knysna.
Restaurant and Retail:
Tuesday – Saturday 8:00 – 15:00
Breakfast 8:00 – 11:00
Lunch 11:30 – 15:00
Sunday 9:00 – 13:30 breakfast and lunch menu all day
Always on Mondays
“To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the making of bread.” James A. Baldwin
Thesen Harbour Town
Tel: +27(0) 44 302 5707
Fax: +27(0) 44 302 5706