We are Open!!! Come and enjoy a meal at the windmill. We look forward to seeing you. 

History Of De Molen Pancake House & Restaurant

The windmill was built in 1996 and is a ¾ size replica of the Zeldenrust Molen which stands in Groningen in Holland. The copy windmill was named De Willem as this is a name that is carried by four generations of the Verhoogt male family. Originally the Verhoogt family wanted to put up a neon sign with a windmill design to make our bakery more visible, once we received the quotes it was decided to rather look at putting up a real windmill and to use it for offices, this concept grew to be a pancake house and coffee shop as we realised that a lot of our customers come from far and would appreciate somewhere to eat and drink before returning home.

New shop


De Molen Restaurant has opened in Shop 10 Molen Street in Edenvale a Dutch imported speciality shop, in conjuction with De Soete Inval from Kaya Sands.


Interesting Facts


Historically, windmills in Holland served many purposes. The most important probably was pumping water out of the lowlands and back into the rivers beyond the dikes so that the land could be farmed.



home 512   47 Van Riebeeck Avenue
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Trading Hours:

Tuesday to Friday: 08h00-15h00
Saturday and Sunday: 08h00-15h00
Public Holidays: 08h00-15h00

Festive Trading Hours

15 April 2022 07.00 till 15.00
16 April 2022 07.00 till 15.00
17 April 2022 07.00 till 15.00
27 April 2022 07.00 till 15.00
01 May 2022 07.00 till 15.00
18 April 2022
02 May 2022