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Petena's Pancakes

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Main Str., Sabie 1260, South Africa (Formerly Petena's Pancake House)
+27 13 764 1541
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a quick bite before a morning hike. Ordered a coffee which took 20 min to get to my table and a simple bacon and egg toastie which took another 25 min to get to me. Food was bland, never had such a tasteless toastie in all my life and quite disappointed with the slow service. A 20min stop... More 

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Thank Marzaan d
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Along with the waterfalls, the Long tom pass and the Blyde canyon a must when visiting the area. Best pancakes I've ever had. Have visited over the last 20 years and always same quality and service.

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Thank Martyn B
Midrand, South Africa
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stopped for breakfast. The food was average. Service was good. We sat outside and the view was beautiful.

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Thank CharmaineKnipe
Klerksdorp, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This was our 3rd visit to Patena and the pancakes was delicious - Apple tart to die for and scones and cream lovely as always. My husband and I always make sure to stop at Patena pancakes when we go though Sabie. Lovely place, nice and relaxed. So many good memories.

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Thank dawnat2017
Pretoria
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15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We had a savory mince pancake, which was terrible. Cutlery were bent and chipped plates, don't expect much from this restaurant. There was a women manageress who where shouting at training waiters, which didn't add to a relaxing atmosphere. Good location in Sabie but management needs to come to the party with quality.

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Thank Han1232014
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We made a coffee stopp there during our trip to Hazyview. We really enjoyed the friendly staff and the view around the restaurant. We can really recommend the pancake (with ice cream).

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Thank Bernd S
Centurion, South Africa
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548 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My husband and I stopped at Patena’s Pancakes on 12 August 2016 on our way to White River. We were warmly welcomed inside the restaurant. Inside as well as outside seating areas were available. The menu boasted sweet and savoury pancakes, breakfast and light meals. The menu was very reasonably priced. My husband had filter coffee which was presented in... More 

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Thank zerwickrenatevictor
Pretoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Visited petenas for a quick lunch and was as always value , quality and friendly service. All you would expect from this place. Nice stop and go.......

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Thank Kevconcasnin
Durbanville, South Africa
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62 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Very run down restaurant and it feels like the owner/manager is not really interested. The pancakes were average so was the service.

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Thank Eater167
Cape Town
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

I stopped at Petena for a pancake before meeting up with friends. The place was freezing. It was a cold day which made it even worse. When I asked the owner about getting heaters she said that it usually does not get that cold. This I cannot believe as Sabie in winter reaches single digit figures.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Str., Sabie 1260, South Africa (Formerly Petena's Pancake House)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Sabie
  • Phone Number: +27 13 764 1541

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