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Gideon's The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House

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62 Huguenot Road | 62 Huguenot House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
27218764788
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cozy breakfast spot

We visited this spot on a cold rainy day in Franschhoek. Atmosphere is warm and cosy. Service is very welcoming and friendly. Most of us had pancakes and everyone was happy with their meals. Portions are a good size. This is a great place for breakfast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Had ice cream cones after out stroll through Franschhoek on Sunday. The scoop for R20 was so tiny it fell and sunk into the standard size sugar cone. Double Lindt chocolate she said. I wonder....

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Pathetic sevice and way over priced!!! This place is a ripoff!!! The pancakes are great, but the place's service and atmosphere leaves a bitter taste in your mouth!! I have been to the Pancake House more than once. Every time I hoped for better service but every time we just received even worse service than the previous time. I don't... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We visited this spot on a cold rainy day in Franschhoek. Atmosphere is warm and cosy. Service is very welcoming and friendly. Most of us had pancakes and everyone was happy with their meals. Portions are a good size. This is a great place for breakfast.

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Rondebosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Pancakes were spectacular. We were 6 people and everyone was unanimous - these were memorable pancakes indeed!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I would be willing to pay the horribly overpriced cost of two pancakes but I cannot overlook the absolutely terrible service. The waitress walked away while we were trying to order another drink, we were not given any cutlery and the general feeling was that our waitresses (we had two, not sure who was actually serving us) were doing us... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Nothing to dislike. Very good pancakes, but done with a sense of style and lovely presentation. Some flavors went well together that we would never have thought to blend. Also, great lattes!

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Durban
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had delicious savoury pancakes for lunch but have to note that the service was so offhand that it bordered on rudeness. It was not the type of service that we experienced elsewhere in the Cape so a great shame.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Cold coffee , poor service and a clear indication of a once great place going downhill fast , prices are also over the top

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Wonderful pancakes in this place, both savoury and sweet. Great drinks, coffees and smoothies as well. My wine hangover was well and truly dealt with after a short visit to this cafe.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were happy with the service and the food. We ordered 2 crepes a curry one and a cheese and tomato one and the waitress asked if we were sharing. We said yes and we were pleasantly surprised that when she served us shortly later they had seperated the crepes so we each had half of each crepe on our... More 

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Additional Information about Gideon's The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House

Address: 62 Huguenot Road | 62 Huguenot House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: 27218764788
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 14
Cuisine: French, Ice Cream

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 62 Huguenot Road | 62 Huguenot House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: 27218764788

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 14
  • Cuisine: French, Ice Cream
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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