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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

The service was very nice an breakfast was delicious. A filled omelette, french toast and yogurt with fresh fruit. And a great cup of coffee and cappuccino. It tasted wonderful. And the view over the river...awesome. Where elephants walked by and hippos lying in the...river.... super beautiful.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

Hi guys. Again the food was very good. Superb outdoor seating. Attentive waiters. But: you are not alone. regards. Schliek.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 May 2023 via mobile

Our group of 7 easily all found something they wanted on the menu and everyone enjoyed their food. I had avocado toast and poached eggs and the strawberry drink. Perfect! Our server was very friendly. We enjoyed the view and the proximity to the gift...shop! Was a nice surprise as this place seemed tucked away in the Kruger area. Would definitely suggest it for breakfast or lunch!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 20 March 2023 via mobile

During the week of 6 March we had breakfast at Mugg & Bean Lower Sabie. The overall feeling you get is that the restaurant is dirty, the Bottomless Coffee Station was out of order and the lady working at the Bakery section, in full view of...all the customers, clearly has no regard for any food safety regulations.  We were five people in our group and apart from us there were customers at three other tables. We ordered one Orange Juice and four Strawberry, Hibiscus and Ginger Slush for that we waited more than 30 minutes. I then ordered the Sweetcorn Fritter Stack but apparently they did not have the ready mix for that. Surely that should be made from fresh ingredients? I then opted for the Veg Rosti, which was disgusting. It was paper thin disks of gunk with no discernible ingredients. I took a small bite and it tasted like glue. I send my plate back but no one bothered to ask if anything was wrong. The waiter cleared my plate without one question about the uneaten food. It is concerning that so many ready mixes are being used in meals that can easily be prepared with fresh ingredients. I find it ironic that their own website states; ‘We understand that a meal is only as good as the ingredients that were used to prepare it.' I cannot remember when last I had such a terrible experience at a restaurant and it is sad and concerning to think this is a restaurant that serves so many local and overseas tourists. The disappointment, however, did not stop there. After several attempts I finally managed to get a complaint to FamousBrands. Their response was totally misguided and dismissive not to mention the generic response I got was riddled with grammatical errors. If Mugg & Bean Lower Sabie’s service and quality of food as well as FamousBrand’s response is any indication of customer satisfaction then I am sad to say they do not care about their customers at all.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 15 January 2023

Hi guys, The deck is fantastic, An excellent view. And the food and drinks make the experience complete. I will come back this year.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 28 November 2022 via mobile

The setting is amazing. Having been there previously we took our guests for the experience. The service was atrocious. Non existent! We eventually got up and went to get take aways. Very disappointing. I think there was a severe lack of management

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 29 June 2022

We visited Lower Sabie after recently being diagnosed with Coeliac disease so was still getting used to what I could eat. They had Gluten Free bread so was able to swap that into any of the sandwiches. I also had the chips and was fine...with those.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 16 March 2022

Beautiful setting, seating on covered deck, over looking the Sabie river. We had a toasted chicken mayo with salad and avo toast - and for dessert lemon meringue - and drinks we had sodas and the best coffee I've had in the park. All the...food was good - some avo was not ripe - but the coffee was excellent. The staff was very friendly and attentive.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 27 February 2022 via mobile

Great setting and linked to a great brand, but Mugg & Bean must be wondering how or why they are associated with this franchise. Poor, poor service. We waited 15 minutes after being seated before a waiter came to attend to us. Then we waited...almost 40 minutes for a toasted chicken mayo and the chicken pie. Neither served with normal M&B flair. Chips were undercooked and the pastry on the pie was soggy. To make matters worse we then also has to wait for the bill and to pay. They get away with this poor service as you have no other options. Last time I will stop at Lower SabieMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 31 January 2022

Standard Mugg & Bean Fare. Great view. Staff are very helpful. Good place to take a food or coffee break in this area

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 31 January 2022

We were on our way to meet up with friends at a picnic site and dropped in for a quick coffee & muffin. Nobody came to serve us and eventually a manager took our order. It then took so long to arrive that we ended...up having to take the muffins with us. The coffee was ok but can't comment on the muffin as we gave them to staff where we were staying. Sad that the service is bad as the location is great right on the riverMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 9 January 2022 via mobile

Foid was lovely. Service was terrible. No attention at all. Order was taken and served and that was the last we saw of the waiter until we begged for the bill. Must be nice to not have to worry about repeat business, becauseyou are guaranteednew...guests daily.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 7 November 2021

A great setting for a meal. Menu is extensive for an out of the way place but the food is quite acceptable. Service was limited due to a staff shortage so it was fortunate that they were not so busy. Fairly good prices and good...beer.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 18 October 2021 via mobile

Truly great views off the crocodile river and if your lucky you will some big game. Food was also great the very large muffins were perfect. Food served very quick and a very clean place.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 8 October 2021

There’s nothing remarkable about the food, but fine. Love the outdoor deck for dining. That’s clearly the best part

Date of visit: August 2021
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5