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The View Pancake Cafe

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330 Old Main Road | 1 Zulu Reserve Road, Botha's Hill 3610, South Africa
+27 31 777 1629
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hillcrest, South Africa
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Difficult to tell wether the establishment is open or not. Better and clearer signage would be a boost for this establishment. Although only a quarter full, service was rather slow, but the food quality made up for it, Fillings to the pancakes were delicious, but cannot say much for the coffee. Staff attitude really needs working on. It seemed as... More 

Thank irishmike60
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Went today on the recommendation of a friend with my girlfriend. Positives: -Service has apparently been sorted out because ours was excellent. -Food was good for the prices and the portions generous. -beautiful view out over the valley and the indoor inclosure allows for access during all weather types. The negatives: -a suggestion would be to fix/add additional signage as... More 

Thank David C
Windsor, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2016

Easter Monday, two of us ended up at The View Pancake Café due to the packed surrounding restaurants, and couldn’t understand why the place only had one other table occupied. Only upon leaving did we wonder if it had anything to do with the entrance/exit to the restaurant. As we exited the gates, over the mound that secures the metal... More 

Thank Nicola B
Durban, South Africa
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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2016

The restaurant has a lovely view and one can sit outside on the verandah or the terrace to enjoy it. Unfortunately, service was decidedly slow on our visit and the tables were dusty and needed a clean. I had a cappuccino,which was not pleasant at all and I couldn't actually finish it. The rest of my family had milkshakes which... More 

Thank Rory G
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2016

This quaint spot has an amazing view and serves incredible pancakes, but don't be on a tight schedule because the service is extremely slow - and we were the only customers upstairs! A little staff training would make a huge difference: to greet customers with a friendly smile and to thank them on their way out, indicating where the exit... More 

Thank julia378
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2015

With a beautiful view over the valley of a 1000 hills, this cafe makes for a perfect quick-snack break away. I have visited the establishment twice and the service on both occasions was not up to standard sadly. On our last visit we waited 20 minutes per round of drinks and 55 minutes for our food (about 50% of the... More 

Thank Edward M
Hillcrest, South Africa
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2015

Liked the food and the prices of that food Disliked staff's lack of eagerness and grumpy facial expressions

Thank Ydnam-ZN
Glossop, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Had a nice lunch with friends here, wonderful choice of pancakes. Great value and welcomed by the local cat!

1 Thank Tony D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 Old Main Road | 1 Zulu Reserve Road, Botha's Hill 3610, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Botha's Hill
  • Phone Number: +27 31 777 1629

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?