Harrie’s Pancakes, as the name suggests, is all about pancakes, and it even ensures that those who are dairy and gluten intolerant are catered for. The menu does feature a few other options: salads, croissants and great eggs Florentine. The pancakes shine, however, with fillings like chicken and mushroom with cashew nuts; bobotie with chutney vinaigrette or haddock; or spinach, mushroom and cheese as possible savoury options.
Wines are limited to generic red or white, but other beverages including coffees and teas are perfect.
Waitrons are polite and efficient, while management may consider their status to be too elevated to interact politely with customers.
The modern interior does double duty as a gallery space, with some spectacular South African artworks adding to patrons’ enjoyment. Elegant little cards on each table displaying the story of pancakes are a nice touch.
Shop for good-quality local crafts while having decadent pancakes. There are branches in Dullstroom, Pretoria, Richmond and Cape Town. (HF, September 2010)