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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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Pretoria, South Africa
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172 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped for breakfast. There were a range of pancakes - each of us (4) tried different and found all of them to be good. Good views and good service.

Thank Factfinder90
Secunda, South Africa
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big and so much better then the train. Price wise, excellent, service excellent. Money well spent. If my hubby cannot finish a pancake....that was new to me. Well one. Great please, great value and GREAT view

South Africa
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We came here because of the good reviews, but were very disappointed. Views are great, service good, but the place is in shambles, the cutlery, tables, chairs, bathroom, everything is old, dirty, falling apart, never been maintained in 20 yrs. will not recommend. The food doesnt look good(presentation), but tasted really good.

Thank voyagersolo
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 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 

Thank Marzaan d
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017

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.

Thank Martyn B
Midrand, South Africa
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

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

Thank CharmaineKnipe
Klerksdorp, South Africa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank dawnat2017
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

Thank Han1232014
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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).

Thank Bernd S
Centurion, South Africa
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554 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 877 helpful votes
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 

Thank zerwickrenatevictor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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?