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.
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.
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!
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.
Sue Butowsky from Zannas Flavour Junction in White River gave us some of her top tips for cooking a great meal.
Needless to say, the friendly Wimpy staff are always ready to look after customers both regular and new. Whether this is your local or you are just passing through White River, at Wimpy you can be assured of a warm welcome, great service and good food in a modern, comfortable setting. And to be greeted with huge Wimpy smiles!
Situated opposite the Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel, Magnolia Restaurant & Café is a breath of fresh air on the White River and South African culinary scene. Inspired by rural French charm, it offers a sophisticated yet relaxed taste of the best the region has to offer.
“Every guest that sets foot in here should enjoy the feeling of being at home,” Tanja says. “That means they should feel comfy enough to put their feet on the coffee table or fall asleep on one of the couches.”