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.
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.
Melissa's is laid back and informal with a lovely local buzz.
At the top end of trendy Kloof Street.
Main courses are, on average, 80 rand.
Tables to book
No bookings are taken but I like to sit at the window counter.
There are Melissa's dotted around the city, check the website below for details.
- Families with younger children
- People watching
- Chilling out