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Melissa's The Food Shop

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38 4th Avenue, Parkhurst Square | 13th Street, Johannesburg 2120, South Africa
+27 11 447 2975
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

This is a nice spot for a Saturday of Sunday morning breakfast or brunch. Bring your newspaper and dog. They have water bowls for dogs at the outside tables. My favorite dish is the Eggs Benedict with Salmon (Eggs Royal). They use just the correct amount of hollandaise source. Good selection of cakes and rusks at the deli counter. Their... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

This restaurant was packed over the weekend and yet the service was top notch. We were asked to wait, and ended up waiting for less than 2 minutes. The manager herself took our orders and ensured that the waiters hurry with our orders (yet she profusely apologized for the slow service due to being so busy). The food was absolutely... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

I recently went to visit friends in SA and they took me here for a lunch. Very nice atmosphere, also nice homeware for sale. You can sit inside and outside. It did take a bit long for our food to arrive, but is was worthed.

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Thank vfroma
Johannesburg, South Africa
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Four of us visited for breakfast and ordered the Eggs Benedict (R68), Coronation Chicken Open Sandwich (R52), the Butter croissant served with butter, cheese and preserves (R42) plus Melissa's raw and morning Smoothies (R32 each). The Eggs Benedict and the Butter croissant were delicious, while the Coronation chicken sandwich was disappointing. The mix was too sweet, no curry could be... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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742 reviews
436 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

It is clear that the owners of Melissa's in Cape Town did not even bother to appoint a proper manager at this branch. Whereas the pre-packed food will sell better than in Cape Town for obvious reasons, the restaurant serves disgusting food. Worst minestrone soup I have ever eaten! Even the coffee was terrible. Why not pay attention and manage... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Parkhurst was extremely busy on Sunday, and due to that fact Melissa's was busy due to fact that everywhere else was full. they didn't have enough staff, attitude waitresses, took for ever to get anything...cakes not consistent with Cape Town When Melissa's started in Cape Town, it was wonderful, they seem to have gone stale, not keeping up with the... More 

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Knysna
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153 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We as a family had a lovely brunch at Mellisas at Dainfern Square.the service was good the food was excellent and very well presented.We enjoyed the eggs Benedict

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Thank Janfourie
Gersau, Switzerland
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172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

We always make a point of visiting a Melissa's when in South Africa. Their juices are amazing and their breakfasts are phenomenal. I was not disappointed with my Eggs Benedict, nor was my boyfriend with his traditional breakfast with poached eggs.Egg-celent!!!

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Thank Smartie777
Saratoga Springs, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

Came for breakfast nearly had to stay for lunch - the service was slow and the food overpriced for the quantity and quality served. There are far better options for breakfast in the area. Don't think I will return if I have another option

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Thank schwartzmichael00
Gauteng, South Africa
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a change from our usual Sunday breakfast spot and we weren't disappointed. Wonderful and friendly service and the Eggs Benedict were sensational. We'll be back for sure - soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
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Breakfast, Lunch
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 4th Avenue, Parkhurst Square | 13th Street, Johannesburg 2120, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 447 2975

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?