Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so the next time you are in town, why not try out one of these top restaurants in Knysna and get your morning off to a great start.
Mon Petit Pain
Think warm, homemade scones with melted butter, thick fresh strawberry jam and a dollop of cream, followed by a steaming hot mug of tea and Mon Petit Pain comes to mind. Fresh breads and pastries are delivered from Ile de Pain every morning and menu items vary from freshly baked bread with butter, to gourmet BLTs with the works. Try the traditional toasted ham & cheese on focaccia, homemade lemonade and lemon pound cake.
East Head Café
This little café with its bright interior, elegant décor and beautiful shaded deck that commands spectacular views of the lagoon and Heads is a perfect breakfast spot for those who are looking for super food with a view. Great deluxe coffee, succulent French toast and fabulous omelettes.
Il de Pain
Packed to the rafters every day of the week, Il de Pain is somewhat of a legacy in Knysna. Delicious treats sourced from only the freshest and best local ingredients, a young, vibey staff and cosy ambience have visitors becoming regulars in no time. Head there early to secure a table and start your day with mouth-watering, melty all-butter and almond croissants, pain au raisin or poached eggs on their famous 50% rye-sourdough.
Café Z at Pezula
For a super sleek breakfast, this trendy venue won’t disappoint. Serving simple and wholesome food that is freshly made from local produce grown in the resort’s vegetable and herb garden, a delicious array of traditional and adventurous dishes are on offer, making Café Z well worth a visit. Try the shitake mushroom open omelette for a winning breakfast.
Lunar Café is all about coffee, and fantastic coffee at that! Small and intimate, the quirky bistro fills up quickly with coffee aficionados seeking their daily fix and foodies looking for a tasty bite. Funky white designer chairs and simple grey tables offset the exquisite detail of an ancient Persian carpet which proudly takes centre-stage in the middle of the triple volume interior. The chocolate cake is to die for.