Napoleon discovered that an army marches on its stomach and life in White River revolves quite seriously around ours! Whether it’s a meal on the go, a leisurely lunch overlooking the golf course, romantic dinner for two, coffee with the girls, pub grub in front of the big screened game or frenetic fun and noise while swallowing some spice, we’ve listed the places where White River eats on this page for you.

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Rooftop Terrace Coffee Shop

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 Pancake Bar and Deli

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


5 Tips For a Healthy Summer Body

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


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Picasso’s Mexican Taqueria

Picasso’s is a Mexican Taqueria situated in White River Mpumlanga and specialising in food for sharing. Good atmosphere, good friends and tequila too!


The Courtyard Café

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!


Summer Eating

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.


Eating out in White River

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.



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!


Magnolia Restaurant and Café

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.


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Oliver’s Restaurant and Lodge

“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.”


Debonairs, Fishaways and Steers fill the gap!

Community conscious, the Steers, Fishaways and Debonairs group are very active in the White River community donating food to orphanages and old age homes and helping out the schools when they have large functions.