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Gideon's The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House

62 Huguenot Road | 62 Huguenot House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 (0)21 876 4788
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Ranked #11 of 62 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: French, Vegan, Ice Cream
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Riyadh
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179 reviews 179 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Cherry Hills Village, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were driving through the wine country when it began to rain. My family and I were tired and wanted to get a good meal before we continued on for the day. We ran through the street to escape the rain while trying to find a good restaurant to stop in. Right when we were about to give up, we... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is the place for the ravenous hungry person. My favourite is the lemon and cinnamon pancake, but my husband loves the savoury pancakes. It´s always a delight to visit Gideon´s. We are frequent visitors.

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capetown
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I dont believe it can take an hour to prepare 3 pancakes. One gets a single pancake for R85 with no salad not like the pictures at all. Look for an alternative ifni was you.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We were told that Gideon's serves the best pancakes, so we decided to test them out the last day in Franschhoek. We were amazed - it definitely was the best pancakes ever!!!

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Durban, South Africa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We literally stumbled upon this place whilst looking for it when the ever friendly and energetic propieter Gideon offered us a sample of his ice creams and then obviously a way to his tables-of which he has a gracious way of doing so. With a combination of his local knowledge, humour and astrology this is certainly a must do along... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Menu has extensive range of pancake toppings. Some of them quite interesting. They range from sweet to savory. Pancakes are delicious! We had the standard cinamon sugar with ice cream. Gideon the owner is friendly and passionate about his products. His home made ice creams are divine and worth a try!

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Gideon B, Owner at Gideon's The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this positive review. Looking forward to your return. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

The warmest welcome!!! The host is as delicious as the food. I am not one for prego sauce but this was the best prego sauce I've tasted. So good in fact we had to buy a jar to take home.

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Thank you for enjoying the prego sauce so much! Looking forward to your return. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is the best pancakes in history of mankind. Gideon is a great host and absolutely an expierence when in Franschoek.

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Gideon B, Owner at Gideon's The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House, responded to this review

Thank you for your most gracious comments. Fancy seeing you back here soon. 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: +27 (0)21 876 4788
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: French, Vegan, Ice Cream

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