île de païn

Gordon Road, Thesen Island, Knysna


Ile de pain is the first artisan, wood fired oven bakery in South Africa. Reviving a tradition that started on this very continent about 7000 years ago. It is a time-honored tradition.

The baker uses time to coax the best out of the natural ingredients to produce not only a delicious but also nutritious food, through slow fermentation and long rising of the mixed ingredients.

They offer a wide selection of breads. Some favourites are the crispy nutty baguette, the bold Companio, which is a wheat and rye sourdough or one of our speciality breads such as the Rye (yes, it is 100%) or Vollkorn bread.


The same philosophy holds true for all the food and beverage offerings at ile de pain. The rustic yet refined desserts are varied, balanced and delicate there is something for everyone whether you fancy something fruity, creamy or chocolaty. From a simple chocolate chip cookie made with the best chocolate on earth to a delicate, multi-layered experience in our Coconut Dacquoise, you will come back for more...