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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 #10 of 61 restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

It's not often that the owner greets you as you sit done at his restaurant. Very refreshing atmosphere and very relaxing service. The food is great, I recommend ordering one half savory and one half sweet pancakes! Enjoy!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Stop for a coffee a week ago. Then a guy the came to us and going on to order a pancake. I heard later he was the boss. Well mr.boss or Gideon you are anoing,and also rude toyour staff in front of guest don't shout at them .Been a manager at a hotel four six years and open my own... More

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Hermanus, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We managed a quick pop in and out for a pancake ( or in fact a half size one if you're not too hungry). Fresh juices were lovely and menu was comprehensive with a good vegetarian selection ( for a change!). Pancakes were fresh and tasty. However this isn't gastronomique so set your expectations - it's pancake!!

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We tried both the savory and sweet pancakes and loved both. These are Dutch style pancakes similar to crepes. We tried the avocado, tomato and cottage cheese with Portuguese pesto sauce. The sauce is a bit spicy, and works well with the combination. It took quite a while for the final bill to arrive.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Brilliant pancakes - sweet or savoury. I especially liked the lamb version and then the banana one (different sittings as very filling!!). Nice to sit in the sun and finish with a Cappucino.

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Aberdeen
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Firstly, to all those muppets who've written a negative review on here confusing Gideon's with The Pancake House - you shouldn't even bother writing reviews of you can't even get the restaurant you were in right! Gideon's is great. Simple as. We go a lot when we come to Franschhoek and whilst Gideon is a little quirky and a perfectionist... More

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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The pancakes here are to die for! This place is well worth the visit. Gideon is one of the nicest guys we've met on our SA trip. He took the time to chat with us whilst we waited for our order and went out of his way to make our breakfast super special. I said it was my birthday and... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stopped here on our first day in town for lunch as the food looked good. When we finally received our food it tasted good but was horrendously over priced, as were the drinks. However it was easy to tell that the owner, who was floating around and trying to engage in small talk whilst we were eating, is obviously... More

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