The dream of Knus originated from the memories of two sisters
and their upbringing in the Karoo.
From eating pancakes at the Bazaar, to picnics in the middle of nowhere. From looking forward to Grandmother's tin breads, to eating apricots in a tree. From childhood praying together for rain, to learning the real meaning of hospitality. 'Knus' / Cozy represents the experience people encounter in the Karoo - a warm, comfortable, friendly and pleasant experience.
Come and enjoy breakfast, lunch or something sweet in our coffee shop. The light meals contain elements of the Karoo, offered in a contemporary way. Enjoy delicious coffee from our La Marzocco machine with a sweet treat, or enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine. Try our daily fresh pressed juice or interesting milkshakes. Buy your jam or a handmade gift made with love from the Karoo.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at Knus!
THE KNUS DREAM
Visit us to enjoy delicious Karoo inspired dishes. We serve breakfast, lunch, cakes
and treats. We also have a blackboard with daily specials.
Traditional South African bread dough cooked on the grid over open coals.
A South African dessert consisting of a sweet pastry crust containing a creamy filling made from milk, flour, sugar and eggs.
Traditional South African plaited doughnut dipped in syrup.
Traditional dried, cured meat.
A thin, flat batter, fried on both sides in a pan and typically rolled up with a sweet or savoury filling.
A coffee beverage simmered in an enamel pot and served strained.
Enjoy your next event at Knus! We offer different types of functions,
including baby showers, kitchen teas, birthday parties and corporate events.
We have a small private seating area and a lovely outside area.
Send us an email for more information or to book your function.
“A little pearl in Paarl!”
If you’re feeling hot and bothered, you should consider visiting this little oasis. My burger was delicious – a homemade patty that was oozing with juiciness topped with oven roasted tomatoes, onion marmalade and a melting slice of cheddar cheese. The service was friendly and efficient and the setting, a shaded courtyard, was cool and peaceful. I will definitely be…
“50th Birthday ”
The venue was superb and the food exactly as expected. The service was friendly and very efficient with no ‘ad hoc’ request too much. Nicolene ensured that personalised menu’s (they ‘customised their original menu to include a new item on our request). There were 15 people in our group with ages ranging from 16-73. A large amount of ‘moerkoffie’ and…
“Attention to detail”
If you enjoy a place where effort was put into the detail, then Knus is waiting for you. We Unfortunately the lovely Lemon Cake was not available.. The Roosterkoek is served with such care, the plate is beautiful! Wondeful milkshakes seved in a creative manner. There is inside and outside seating as well as a play area for children.
First time visitors, but definitely not the last time! Situated just below the Taal Monument in the Southern part of Paarl, close to the N1 Highway. Lovely intimate restaurant in beautiful setting. Can choose to sit inside or in the lovely garden. We had breakfast – beautiful presented and the food excellent and freshly prepared! Wonderful ambiance. Beautiful gifts on sale.
“Refreshing new Experience”
Beautiful and tranquil setting with lots of detail. Refreshing menu and the service was friendly and very efficient. We had a late breakfast and the food was excellent. The homemade “roosterkoek” with all the trimmings was delicious.
Besides food you can shop for lots of other sneaky surprises.
“Excellence in all respects”
We have been in South Africa for 4 weeks. 2 weeks to go. Based in Paarl, we have visited this restaurant three times and have received excellent service each time from the welcome from Nicolene and Madelein (sisters) and all the staff. The setting, the food, the ambience are perfect. In short, this is my favourite place to eat. The Karoo lamb in bobotie sauce,the burger, the squash and beetroot salad, as well as the cheesecake are superb, and we’re still working our way through the menu!
CAKES & PLATTERS
We bake delicious cakes and do customised platters!
Place your order two days in advance to avoid disappointment.
BAKED OREO CHEESECAKE
BAKED CARAMEL CHEESECAKE
In our gift shop we sell products that are produced in the Karoo or inspired by the Karoo. They range from rusks and jams to boerseep and ceramics. Perfect to find a special gift or just to spoil yourself!