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“Some sprucing up could be done”

The View Pancake Cafe
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

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 if the staff were doing us a favour by serving us. A friendly greeting and an attitude of "this is not just a grunge"would go a long way.
Place was not the cleanest we have been in and attention should be paid to this, as well as a general spruce and clean up, and with a better staff attitude, this place could thrive ........ as long as passing folk had a better idea as to how and when to get in

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Thank irishmike60
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Reviewed 13 December 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 we weren't sure if you were open or not from the parking area
-attention needs to be paid to the restaurant, the outdoors tables were slightly moulding and in need of a good scrub

Overall a pleasant afternoon

Thank David C
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Reviewed 30 June 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 rod for the gate to slide over to open and shut, it ripped the BMW’s bracket that secures the exhaust to the car. Fortunately it was only the bracket but when it costs R1200 to replace it turned in a very expensive lunch.

The pancakes (both ordered the spinach, mushroom and feta pancakes) couldn’t have been tastier, and the views of the valley were stunning.

Thank Nicola B
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Reviewed 27 March 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 were mediocre.
When the food finally arrived, the pancakes were chewy, but tasty. For a place where pancakes are their specialty, this was most disappointing. My daughter had a chicken mayo toastie, which she said was very good.
We are not likely to return.

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Thank Rory G
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Reviewed 1 January 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 button is hidden!

Thank julia378
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