Melissa’s The Food Shop is a retail store which also offers a restaurant experience. In each store you can shop for the unique Melissa’s product range, as well as local produce, and along with freshly baked quiches, cakes, savoury dishes and salads prepared each day. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and early suppers alongside a wonderful selection of freshly baked cakes and artisan coffee, which is served all day.
It’s easy to see why this concept spawned a chain of stores. The sit-down coffee shop section is as popular as its extensive deli, offering international feel with home-grown flair. Fill a basket with biltong, chocolate espresso biscuits, onion marmalade, liquorice nougat, olives and bags of fresh and dry pasta and artisan bread. Stock up on shortbread, muesli, pickled jalapeños and wine too. In the cold section, there’s coppa and cider ham, and a limited range of fruit and vegetables. Don’t leave without one of their delicious cakes and a bunch of fresh flowers.
Smart shopper tip: Keep one of their catering lists on your fridge – perfect for ordering large meals, quiches, cakes and tarts in advance when entertaining large groups of people at home.