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“Still good, but sadly the owner passed recently”
Review of Petena's Pancakes

Petena's Pancakes
Ranked #6 of 14 Restaurants in Sabie
Cuisines: African
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Petena's is part of my annual easter pilgrimage to the lowveld and I wouldn't dare driving past there without dropping in for a pancake and coffee. I have often tried other places around the area up to Sabie and Pilgrims, just to realise which one is the best. Sitting on the big stoep overlooking the traffic and town and mountains is just very special.

Now don't confuse the American pancake with the South African pancake with the Petena pancake. These ones are somehow the best of both worlds: They are thick and fluffy and large. This year I ordered two of the cinnamon pancakes (the smallest on the menu) and it was difficult to finish as it is just so much food. And tasty.

Sadly, the previous owner (Richard) passed away suddenly. Even though he was getting on in years he was still very fit, active and energetic and bicycling in the mountains. Apparently he went quickly, and we will miss him.

Lebo, his old faithful manager, is currently holding the fort and his warm smile and crisp service will keep on serving his customers well. There was nothing wrong with our meal and I will certainly go back next year to check up on progress.

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Thank leonuys
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After many years it is still the same pancakes! Chicken and mushroom a firm favourite. Worth a stop when in the area!

Thank elmien2
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Food was wonderful. Petena's are realy not shy with the toppings of the pancakes. Had the gammon and cheese sous pancake which was splendid. Realy generous with the gammon. Also had the chicken liver, onion and cheese sous pancake. Also very lovely. Would have liked some peri-peri with the livers but that is a personal taste. Very good never the less. I just think the place can do with an upgrade. Maybe now furniture an some music would make a big difference. That said: food is awesome. Reasonably priced. Good view. Excellent service. A must visit.

Thank Carel P
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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

For the best pancakes in Sabie you must visit Petena's pancakes. Friendly waiters and awesome service. The pancakes are a meal on its own.

Thank Shailendra H
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

We waited quite long every time for service, But the actual food was good when it eventually came, so if you are not in a hurry they have a nice Variety of pancakes

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Thank Helgaard M
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