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“Gideon and his pancakes are amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gideon's The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House

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
Price range: $5 - $16
Cuisines: French, Vegan, Ice Cream
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Durban, South Africa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Gideon and his pancakes are amazing”
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 the main streets of Franschhoek

Ice cream options could be more varied however with the ones on display, it was still a great treat and quite delicious...

Gideon went out of his way to entertain and take care of all his guests that came over...



Visited December 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Don't be fooled by other pancake houses”
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, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this positive review. Looking forward to your return.
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“Best prego sauce ever!”
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.

Visited November 2014
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Gideon B, Owner at Gideon's The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for enjoying the prego sauce so much! Looking forward to your return.
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“Astonishing Gideon”
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, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your most gracious comments. Fancy seeing you back here soon.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Gideon is a great salesman”
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, 2 weeks ago
Fantastic to see such great comments! Please return soon!
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