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the sweaty dutchman

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€€ - €€€
Dutch, European
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Riebeeck Street, Kareedouw 6400, South Africa
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A delightful, welcoming oasis in the Langkloof. The best coffee, pancakes and hospitality! Well worth a visit. Pity not open for Sunday lunch. An ideal day trip from P.E. Unique!

Thank mrtoerien
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here for brunch today, and were served great Cappuccinos & Dutch Pancakes by the friendly proprietor Hans.

Thank gfilen
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every year we do the hour's drive from Nature's Valley to have lunch here. The bobotie pancakes are highly recommended.

Thank John K
South Africa
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113 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for a bite and a coffee. Fresh food, hot coffee and friendly faces. A worthwhile stop on the long drive past Kareedouw. Thank you

Thank Shaun S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We were met by the very friendly dutchman who served us 4 hungry adults the most delicious lunch. A wonderful place to stop on the Langberg Pass, R62, from Addo to Oudtshoorn.

Thank cooks13
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Upon arrival we were greeted by the owner. Excellent service and big portions ate reasonable prices.

Thank brantlip
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110 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped on a cloudy morning for tea and a treat and that was exactly what we received! Nastergal pancakes with ice cream and earl grey tea, served with a smile and a lovely sense of humor The were close to closing, but we were still welcomed and treated to tasty treats.

Thank Ian V
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Expect great coffee and the food combinations that will have you thinking "what!". Great quality food and good service. Truly a must if you passing by on Route 62!

Thank Henk B
Storms River, South Africa
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Stop off here for a refresher and filler-up. You'll get good home-cooked fare, great service and a special ambiance.

Thank aloealooo
Richmond, MO
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Four of us went here for lunch at the recommendation of hotel staff and were we pleasantly surprised? After being seated outside in the back by a friendly waitress, the varied list of pancakes, both sweet and savory, made it hard to choose. Everyone's choice was pronounced great! The owner, Hans, made us feel welcome and we invited him to... More 

Thank zulu43

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riebeeck Street, Kareedouw 6400, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Kareedouw
op route 62 bij baviaanskloof

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?