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Gideon's The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House

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62 Huguenot Road | 62 Huguenot House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4788
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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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
Glorious food paired with glorious weather

The pancakes served here are definitely the tastiest I have ever come across and they also cater for those who are gluten free! The combination of the freshest ingredients tantalize your tastebuds and I would highly recommend this restaurant. The quality ingredients, great atmosphere and much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Gavin N
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We visited this pancake shop as we had seen it before on a previous visit to franschoek. The food was tasty and we'll presented but I found their pancakes overpriced. An example, one pancake with banana, cream cheese and sesame seeds was 89 rand. Hot chocolate was 42 rand. Really? This place has a great concept but they clearly service... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Though the pancakes would be better, but they were still nice. Not sure we'll rush back there, but it's worth it on a cold rainy day.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Popped in to have a cup of coffee and pancake but was quite shocked to see the prices. There is not an option to have a standard cinnamon pancake - you can have it with ice cream and pay R 58 for it (one pancake). Seems way too expensive! I had a cinnamon pancake with lemon cream sauce - quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The pancakes served here are definitely the tastiest I have ever come across and they also cater for those who are gluten free! The combination of the freshest ingredients tantalize your tastebuds and I would highly recommend this restaurant. The quality ingredients, great atmosphere and much improved service justify the price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Made a reservation and then read some reviews, a bit disappointed to see what was written and a bit hesitate to go at first, but ended up going and enjoyed it thoroughly. Interior not what I expected but comfortable enough. Breakfast offered was tasty, pancakes was delicious, the apple/cinnamon was devine. Pancakes was a bit pricey but if you want... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Had ice cream cones after out stroll through Franschhoek on Sunday. The scoop for R20 was so tiny it fell and sunk into the standard size sugar cone. Double Lindt chocolate she said. I wonder....

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Pathetic sevice and way over priced!!! This place is a ripoff!!! The pancakes are great, but the place's service and atmosphere leaves a bitter taste in your mouth!! I have been to the Pancake House more than once. Every time I hoped for better service but every time we just received even worse service than the previous time. I don't... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We visited this spot on a cold rainy day in Franschhoek. Atmosphere is warm and cosy. Service is very welcoming and friendly. Most of us had pancakes and everyone was happy with their meals. Portions are a good size. This is a great place for breakfast.

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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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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Additional Information about Gideon's The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House

Address: 62 Huguenot Road | 62 Huguenot House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 876 4788
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 14
Cuisine: French

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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 21 876 4788

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 14
  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?