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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 #10 of 60 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $17
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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English first
Vancouver, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We went to breakfast three times here because the food was so good and the service and friendliness made the whole experience delightful. I had the cinnamon sugar pancake with lemon creme sauce twice. I all but licked the plate. The other 5 in our party were equally happy. I have to say that if you are in a hurry... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

With so many good restaurants in the area, we felt a bit disappointed with our choice. The pancakes were quickly served up and tasted ok, but were overpriced - just like their freshly squeezed juices. Seems like the kind of place which attracts the first time visitor, but not a repeat customer.

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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were met by Gideon who, after being told that we were on a limited timeframe, got the staff started on making the pancakes while the 6 of us decised on fillings. Once ordered the food was delivered quite quickly. The pancakes were really good. After lunch Gideon gave us some home made ice cream to try, so naturally most... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

For what you got we felt it was very expensive. The pancakes were very nice but did not warrant the prices We enjoyed the outside seating area but felt a bit rushed once we completed our lunch

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San Antonio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This restaurant was a great experience. Restaurant owner, Gideon greets you himself as you enter his pancake house. He makes his own personal suggestions which by the way were perfect. I've never had pancakes filled with scrumptious chicken and can say this is a must. For dessert we had his cinnamon and sugar pancake with his famous lemon sauce. My... More

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I had eaten in the Resteraunt a few months ago. I did write a review that must have gotten filed under some obscure heading that makesit impossible to retrieve. Gideon is a wonderful host who shares local lore alng with a variety of pancakes, sweet and savory. He has added a gelato stand to his place that is bringing in... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We visited this pancake palace on a Sunday late afternoon and they were about to close but the staff was great and allowed us in. The pancakes we had was just awesome and the servings were filling and a taste that you know you you will go back for more. The owner was so friendly and made us all feel... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was one of those 'accidental finds'. We parked the car and were looking for the meeting point for a trip we had booked and this place was right there. We had time to spare so we called in. There is an amazing choice of pancakes with a whole variety of fillings, savoury and sweet. You can buy a whole... More

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South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Service was good the day I was there and I loved the food! The fillings were interesting and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. The concept is unique and so South African. We love our pancakes. There was nothing to dislike in this establishment.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What wonderful well presented food and what friendly staff. The menu is well thought out and the food beautifully presented. There are wine suggestions for every menu item. The host is friendly charming and welcoming. This eatery is must do in this area

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