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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
+27 21 876 4788
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 233
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  • 26
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  • 10
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  • 17
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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
Amazing pancakes

Twice a year we come to Franschhoek. We love eating breakfast/pancakes here. Thanks to the lovely ladies Wilma and Odette we always feel welcome and right at home.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Astrid P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Twice a year we come to Franschhoek. We love eating breakfast/pancakes here. Thanks to the lovely ladies Wilma and Odette we always feel welcome and right at home.

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Thank Astrid P
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

My love of pancakes knows no bounds - BUT this was a great disappointment. We went for the sweet pancakes with sugar and cinnamon, IT (no you don't even get 2!) was very mediocre, not enough cinnamon and a bit rubbery and the service was indifferent.

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Thank Polly D
Secunda, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

After waiting to be helped with no luck, we finally just seated ourselves. Waited forever to receive food and some had finished eating while others were still waiting. They ran out of avo, but were kind enough to send a waiter to the store and buy some after we made the suggestion. The pancakes were disappointing. Not the same as... More 

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Thank Peter V
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Great variety of pancakes... definitely meant as a meal option, portions are quite large, easy to share. Tasty and the staff are friendly. Older decor but quaint. Would come back to try other pancakes.

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Thank Trippin_Russell
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

If you in the mood for something different - this is a good option. I enjoyed the pancakes! They make it like you never had them before. Be sure to book!

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Thank RemmertMalan
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Basic fare but great omelette . Fluffy eggs and very fresh salad . Service good and it felt as if there was pride in the restaurant.

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Thank Jenjonz
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

We visited this pancake shop as we had seen it before on a previous visit to franschoek. The food was tasty and we'll presented but I found their pancakes overpriced. An example, one pancake with banana, cream cheese and sesame seeds was 89 rand. Hot chocolate was 42 rand. Really? This place has a great concept but they clearly service... More 

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2 Thank PaddySA1000
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Though the pancakes would be better, but they were still nice. Not sure we'll rush back there, but it's worth it on a cold rainy day.

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2 Thank Alida C
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Popped in to have a cup of coffee and pancake but was quite shocked to see the prices. There is not an option to have a standard cinnamon pancake - you can have it with ice cream and pay R 58 for it (one pancake). Seems way too expensive! I had a cinnamon pancake with lemon cream sauce - quite... More 

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1 Thank LindadK7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The pancakes served here are definitely the tastiest I have ever come across and they also cater for those who are gluten free! The combination of the freshest ingredients tantalize your tastebuds and I would highly recommend this restaurant. The quality ingredients, great atmosphere and much improved service justify the price.

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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: +27 21 876 4788

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 14
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?