Sabie Valley Coffee started more than 30 years ago and is very much the story of the Buckland family. Tim Buckland planted his first coffee trees (10 hectares) in 1980 in Hazyview on the majestic Sabie valley slopes. Kim joined him later as they started their married life and their passion and dedication to the business grew as did their family. They soon realised that selling green coffee was not going to be enough to build a sustainable business. Tim then built a coffee roaster from scratch that is used to this day! They perfected their own roasting technique and so the Sabie Valley Coffee brand was born.
Habana 64 is open from Wednesdays through to the Sunday lunchtime family roast. These lunches are the exception to the rest of the week, which is reserved for those 18yrs and over (nice to have a place to chill without the kids). The restaurant is also good for functions, even as many as 200 people. (and it had free wifi so is good for a working lunch)
The wide variety of craft beer both bottled and on tap makes Phat Boys stand out from other local pubs, so if you are looking to sip a Dragon Fiery Ginger, a Darling Slow or a Stellenbrau Jonkers Weiss this is your place.
Rooftop Terrace is open for breakfast and lunch every day except Sunday and they offer a simple, healthy and fresh menu. Chicken wraps, salads and other healthy low carb dishes are perfect for those who are hungry but don’t want to overeat. There are also Vegan meals on the menu like lentil curry and potato salad and they look to die for. There really is something for everyone. For those who are looking for something a little naughtier, there is a wonderful assortment of cakes from chocolate cake to cheesecake as well as other pastries that one can indulge in.
Piccadilly supports the No Straw Initiative – A single straw in your drink will stay on this planet forever. It takes 200 years to break down and then it breaks down into toxic particles. The US and the UK throw away nearly 550 million straws per day! Very little is recycled and most of it ends up in the ocean. A healthy ocean provides resilience to climate change. So, you can do your bit by refusing to use a straw
There is no better summer activity in White River than relaxing over a good meal with friends at one of the many restaurants in town. For a full list of eating establishments, click http://wearewhiteriver.com/white-river-eats/.
Picasso’s is a Mexican Taqueria situated in White River Mpumlanga and specialising in food for sharing. Good atmosphere, good friends and tequila too!
Liz and Nic are passionate about community service and they have been involved with Rotary, Round Table and Lifeline. They have various community projects in the pipeline and are planning some charity events. Watch this space!
Fruit-wise, apples, Cape gooseberries, coconuts (also a good oil to cook with), dates, guavas, grapefruit, naartjies, oranges, paw paws, pineapples, pears, sweet melon, strawberries lemons (get your daily dose by adding a slice to your glass of water. Or your evening G n T!), nectarines, bananas and avocados. Great, we have plenty of avos around us, filled with healthy oil (we should be cooking with avo oil as well) and they are delicious in breakfast smoothies, on pizza and salads and prepared a heap of other ways as well. Lovely to see Lowveld fruit crops such as grapefruit, naartjies, oranges, paw paws, lemons, guavas and bananas are in season now.
So, besides the obvious things, like no cockroaches in the food, what makes it work well for a customer? We’re keen to hear your views as we’d like to help our local restaurants to do better, so that much-needed visitors share good news rather than bad.