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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 61 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $16
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited The Pancake House on Friday, after few minutes the owner (I presume?) came out, at first being very nice but quickly turned strange. Very pushy, nosy and he was being noticeably rude to customers that decided not to eat at his restaurant. Also, he forced bystanders to taste some of his homemade products, but turned very rude if they... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

While innocently walking on the sidewalk, over comes a friendly face promising a free ice cream taster. Home made, self created beauty. Melktert flavour among other things go. A lovely treat

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

Fantastic to see such great comments! Please return soon! More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The establishment is run by the bubbly Gideon Botha who is not afraid to tempt you into the shop with the promise of a free sample of his ice-cream. Once your taste buds are in a flat spin about the peanut butter and milk tart flavours, he makes you take a tour of his facilities. It is here that you... More 

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

Fantastic to see a review on my new creation! See you soon. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Every time I come to Franschoek I always kick myself for eating breakfast at the guesthouse and not eating at Gideon's. Wow berry pancakes great coffee, lovely people. I am a local and this is not touristy but consistent food and friendly service

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

Thank you for your vote of confidence. Your patronage is most appreciated. More 

Vancouver, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 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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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 - 16
Cuisine: French, Vegan, Ice Cream

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