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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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Chexbres, Switzerland
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were bowled over by the great coffee and pancakes, and the super friendly proprietor, when we made a spontaneous stop at the Sweaty Dutchman. A must do!

Thank The_Del
Arlington, Virginia
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw this place on our phone after visiting Garden Route National Park and were intrigued by the name. Had the chicken and bacon pancake and was not disappointed. The pictures that others have posted on tripadvisor are consistent with what we had. Owner (Hans or Jan, I think) even walked over to make sure that we were in good shape.... More 

Thank Kevintrotter123
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 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
Reviewed 2 March 2017 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
Reviewed 25 February 2017 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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116 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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
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
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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111 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?