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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 #9 of 62 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
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Cape Town
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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