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Gideon's The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House

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French, Ice Cream, Vegan
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62 Huguenot Road | 62 Huguenot House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 (0)21 876 4788
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9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 10
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  • 15
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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
Best pancakes

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
JohnMelville
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Rondebosch, South Africa
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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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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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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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We had lunch. Arrive in the afternoon. This restaurant is located in a nice place of town. Not too busy not too hectic. The place is standard. I was told that this place had the best Creeps/Pancakes in town. So we order. And to me there where not special at all. Just a simple thick pancake with whatever filling. Nothing... More 

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Riyadh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Right outside our apartment, this seemed like a good choice for breakfast. The owners were super awesome - kept walking around talking to all the guests, offering free ice cream samples to anyone who wanted one. The coffee was perfect, as were the various stuffed crepes, omelet and pancakes. Everything was served artistically, and was very filling and delicious. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The pancakes were alright, nothing out of the ordinary, not amazing nor terrible. The chocolate sauce they used on the pancake is nice though, but I find it highly overpriced since I asked for the pancake with chocolate sauce, almonds and vanilla ice cream R88 but R95 if you add bananas. I asked for the bananas without the two vanilla... More 

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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 (0)21 876 4788

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 14
  • Cuisine: French, Ice Cream, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?