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Gideon's The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House - CLOSED

62 Huguenot Road | 62 Huguenot House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4788
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
May 15, 2016
“Sulky waitresses, slow service”
May 2, 2016
“Lunch visit”
Restaurant Hours Closed
62 Huguenot Road | 62 Huguenot House, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed May 15, 2016

Pancakes were average, and the waitresses all seemed to be extremely peeved to have to work on a Sunday

Thank NinaHobb
Reviewed May 2, 2016

While on holiday in Franschoek we visited the Pancake restaurant. Looking at the menu you just dont know where and what to choose. Our savoury and sweet were both very delicouis. I can recommend it any time.

Thank Aaltjie
Reviewed February 14, 2016

Four of us arrived Sunday 14 February around 11h00. Observed only two people on duty shuffling about the place at the speed of snails who took some tranquiliser. Were seated for almost 10 minutes when it became obvious nobody is going to attend to our...More

1  Thank andreolivier
Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Twice a year we come to Franschhoek. We love eating breakfast/pancakes here. Thanks to the lovely ladies Wilma and Odette we always feel welcome and right at home.

Thank Astrid P
Reviewed January 2, 2016

My love of pancakes knows no bounds - BUT this was a great disappointment. We went for the sweet pancakes with sugar and cinnamon, IT (no you don't even get 2!) was very mediocre, not enough cinnamon and a bit rubbery and the service was...More

Thank Polly D
Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

After waiting to be helped with no luck, we finally just seated ourselves. Waited forever to receive food and some had finished eating while others were still waiting. They ran out of avo, but were kind enough to send a waiter to the store and...More

1  Thank Peter V
Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Great variety of pancakes... definitely meant as a meal option, portions are quite large, easy to share. Tasty and the staff are friendly. Older decor but quaint. Would come back to try other pancakes.

1  Thank Trippin_Russell
Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

If you in the mood for something different - this is a good option. I enjoyed the pancakes! They make it like you never had them before. Be sure to book!

1  Thank RemmertMalan
Reviewed August 26, 2015

Basic fare but great omelette . Fluffy eggs and very fresh salad . Service good and it felt as if there was pride in the restaurant.

1  Thank Jenjonz
Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

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...More

3  Thank PaddySA1000
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$5 - $15
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
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