There’s nothing better than a piping hot coffee on a crisp morning on the Garden Route. Getting your hands on the right cup of coffee in an unfamiliar town can be a difficult task, so we’ve put together a list of the best places to get your everyday cup of joe. Choose from these Knysna coffee shops, and warm up your winter.
Turbine Hotel’s Island Cafe
The Turbine Hotel’s Island Cafe has just introduced the famous LAVAZZA coffee to their menus, and what an exciting addition it’s been. This tasty java is best enjoyed in a relaxing environment with a stunning view – and Island Cafe is just the place. Located on the edge of the calming Thesen Island canals, this stylish cafe is perfect for taking in the surroundings, getting some admin done or catching up with friends – all with a steaming cup of coffee in hand.
Trading Hours: Open Daily: 8am – 10pm
Address: TH 36 Sawtooth Lane Thesen Islands
Ile de Pain
Trendy, intimate and always buzzing, the Ile de Pain Summer Shack is the place of choice if you’re looking for a quick brew. The name translates to ‘The Island of Bread’, which is appropriate given its placement and scrumptious baked goods selection. Make sure to pair your coffee with a pastry or savoury treat. While the main cafe is closed for restoration after a devastating fire, the Ile de Pain Summer Shack is ideal for coffee-on-the-go.
Sunday: 9am to 1:30pm
Tuesday to Saturday: 8am to 3pm
Address:10, The Boat Shed, Long Street, Knysna, 6571
Leisure Isle Coffee Shop
This quaint and cosy backyard cafe is ideal for families, with its quirky, coloured walls and open spaces. The shade of a fig tree adds to the quaint ambiance, and there is ample room for little ones to play. The tantalising breakfast selection is worth getting out of bed for. This little cafe is a local favourite, and promises not to disappoint, so pay Leisure Isle Coffee Shop a visit after a day on the lagoon, or exploring around town.
Tuesday – Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 9am – 4pm
Address: 12 Kingsway, Leisure Island, Knysna, Western Cape
Still looking for the best place to stay on Thesen Island so you can explore the Knysna coffee shops? For central, stylish Knysna accommodation, book your stay at the Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa by calling +27 (0)62 403 0493, emailing email@example.com or visiting the website.
Image Credit: Ile de Pain Facebook, MANYBITS, www.sirknysna.co.za