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Gideon's The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House

62 Huguenot Road | Mont View Building, Franschhoek, South Africa
+27826275397
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Ranked #9 of 63 restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $13
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, Creperie, Family Fare
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Cape Town
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

What a great experience, greeted with smiles on a cold winter's morning, simple menu but absolutely delicious pancakes! We had the cinnamon ice-cream pancake with a pot of rooibos on the side, great service! Wil definitely visit again

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Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I don't have a sweet tooth but i am now hooked on the AMAZING dessert pancake , muskadel flambe berries with blue berry ice cream was absolutely DEVINE! my partner loved the banana and caramel pancake.....

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our traveling companion is a pancake connoisseur so this was a must! It exceeded our expectations. The food was outstanding and the owner even stopped by our table for a little visit, which enriched the meal. Everything we tried was delicious. We will return here when we next visit South Africa and Franschhoek.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A wonderful combination of great food and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The owner himself greeted everyone as they came in the door and explained the menu to me and made some recommendations. He is clearly incredibly passionate about his food and his restaurant which I think is great. I had half a savoury pancake and half a sweet pancake and... More

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Calcutta, India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

If you are visiting Franschhoek this famous Pancake house is an absolute must! What a wonderful place, nice and cosy, the owner himself runs the show, welcoming the guests, explaining the menu items and chatting with everyone. The pancakes are to die for. I am not at all a pancake person, but really they are divine. They have both savoury... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I'm not sure if this restaurant changed owners since the last reviews were written here, but I would strongly suggest that people who have given them good reviews go and visit again. French Creperie??? I hardly think so, as even a simple French crepe will be a joy to the senses. This is an insult to French people. After my... More

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Somerset West, South Africa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I frequented a restaurant called 'Gideon's regularly 18 years ago! Since then Ive travelled, moved, lived in the UK! I NEVER forgot the magnificent meals and lemon/cream pancakes I used to enjoy there! Recently, I visited the beautiful Franschhoek again, and could no resist looking for it. Not finding them in their usual spot, the disappointment was enormous!!! Regarding myself... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We had a lovely breakfast of pancakes and sandwiches (rare roast beef). All food was delicious and fresh. The prego side sauce was divine. Even bought a jar to take home.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I've visited Gideon's twice, and both times the food is incredible!! Service is good, very quaint. Don't miss out on this place for sweet and savory pancakes!

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We stopped by the other day just too see the menu for the next morning. Got speaking the Gideon himself, who was very welcoming and friendly. The next morning we returned and tried one savoury and one sweet pancake. They were both excellent and full of fresh ingredients and very well presented. Making a change from the hotel breakfast or... More

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