Melissa's The Food Shop

Price guide: Mid-range

94 Kloof Street, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, 8001

Price guide: Mid-range

Melissa's
#24 of 25
expert-rated restaurants in Cape Town
Expert overall rating:3.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.6
3.6
Ambience:
3.9
3.9
Service:
3.3
3.3
Location:
3.7
3.7
Value for money:
3.5
3.5
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with younger children, Foodies, Singles, Chilling out, People watching

Best for Dining alone - Expert review of Melissa's The Food Shop

This Kloof Street stalwart offers a nod to nostalgia and home-cooked food.

The top gun in the Melissa's family of food shops, the Kloof Street store is my favourite (I even worked there years and years ago). Here you'll find City Bowl dwellers kicking back with their favourite magazine while sampling wares off the menu or breakfast and lunch buffets. There are shelves laden with gourmet foodie gifts and fridges crammed with their own homemade fresh products.

Food and drink: 

Comfort, preservative free and unpretentious food is their focus as is evident on the daily lunch buffet that is laden with moreish salads, quiches and a casserole or curry choice (soup too in the winter months). There are also café favourites to order off the menu. Food this good comes at a price though and wine choices are limited.

Recommended dishes: 

I'm a fan of their fluffy omelettes, have been known to eat more than is polite off the buffet (especially when there's Malay chicken curry on) and rarely manage to resist a vanilla cupcake when I pop in to buy a gift for a foodie loving friend. They serve light eats in the late afternoon and early evening.

Ambience: 

Melissa's is laid back and informal with a lovely local buzz.

Service: 

Unpredictable.

Location: 

At the top end of trendy Kloof Street.

Price advice: 

Main courses are, on average, 80 rand.

Tables to book: 

No bookings are taken but I like to sit at the window counter.

Other useful branches: 

There are Melissa's dotted around the city, check the website below for details.

More information on Melissa's The Food Shop :

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Café, Coffee shop, Deli
Food:
Mediterranean, Modern
Address:
94 Kloof Street, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, 8001
Telephone:
021 424 5540
Website:
http://www.melissas.co.za
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 7.30am-8pm, Sat-Sun 8am-8pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible
Free tags / Keywords:
Deli, kloof street

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