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“Hot chocolate and pancakes”

Gideon's The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Perfect start for a breakfast in Franschhoek. The pancakes were lovely and the hot chocolate was unbelievable!

Thank rbark
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

The pancakes are the best that I have ever had - taste and presentation!! Gideon pays attention to every bit of detail to ensure from the pan to the person perfection!!!

I had an insprining conversation with him about his passion to support community entrepreneurs, especially those from disadvantaged communities.

A place of pancakes ; passion and community - a winning recipe!!

Rolene L

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Thank rolene l
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

I can say that we always have good food and from the minute stepping through the door, you see the presence of the owner meeting and greeting all the customers. Everybody is like old friends at the Pancakes, whether you are related or not. The decadent food is still served well presented and tasteful.

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1  Thank mariette b
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

My goodness we have eaten all over the world but Gideon's food was amazing! The personal touch of Gideon moving among the guests and the hospitality are what make this not just good food but an enjoyable experience all round. Will go back. Often.

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1  Thank Vanessa W
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We were in Franschhoek in January 2013 and stopped by for breakfast one morning. It wasn't crowded when we arrived, we were seated right away. Gideon was also out on the patio and he came over to talk which made us feel very welcome and like he's known us for years. He even offered to take a picture of my husband and I and gave us recommendations for other things to do in the area.

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Thank KatyeM_13
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