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.
We offer a wide selection of breads. Some favorites are the crispy nutty baguette, the bold Companio, which is a wheat and rye sourdough or one of our specialty breads such as the Rye (yes, it is 100%) or Vollkorn bread. The specialty breads both utilize several doughs to make up complex bread in the northern European tradition.
The same philosophy holds true for all the food and beverage offerings at ile de pain. Our rustic but 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…
The lack of quality chocolate available in South Africa forced us to venture out to find the best chocolate in the world. With Felchlin in Switzerland we found a partner who shares the same philosophy about producing quality product and business ethics.
Our chocolate does not need any further explanation. Taste for yourself and ask questions when you come in. We have 500 g bars (for the serious chocolate lover and fanatic home baker) to smaller specialty items for a luxurious treat.