Munchies in Melville

Premier Magazine (South AFrica) - - Saving The Future - Text: Julie Graham Im­ages © Louzelle van Dyk Pho­tog­ra­phy, Richard Aaron Pho­tog­ra­phy, Ju­lia Sestier, Glory

Jo­han­nes­burg is a vi­brant hub of imag­i­na­tive ex­pres­sion that has fast be­come a cul­tural, cre­ative, and culi­nary epi­cen­tre of South Africa. A visit to the bo­hemian sub­urb of Melville show­cases all this and more.

Hip­sters and lo­cals dot the pave­ments of the main artery of Melville – 7th Street – watch­ing life go by while en­joy­ing the unique and ex­cit­ing fare from an ar­ray of restau­rants, cafés, and bars.

This bo­hemian neigh­bour­hood is the per­fect place to wan­der along the streets and ex­plore the quirky as­sort­ment of shops, which in­clude sec­ond-hand book­shops, an­tique deal­ers, gal­leries, and tat­too par­lours be­fore set­tling down at one of the unique restau­rants.

Here is a guide to three of the best Melville lo­cales for break­fast, lunch, and din­ner: Break­fast at Pablo Eggs-go-bar Break­fast, the most im­por­tant meal of the day, should in­deed be treated as such, and at Pablo Eggs-go-bar it is revered.

The restau­rant’s egg-themed menu is served ev­ery day of the week, day and night, with cock­tails and ex­cep­tional cof­fee – and the cre­ative way in which the menu has been de­signed is sure to im­press even the most dis­cern­ing foodie.

Sink your teeth into the red shak­shuka, a firm favourite at the break­fast bar, served on the restau­rant’s sig­na­ture Ye­meni flat­bread with fresh hum­mus and an Is­raeli salad, or in­dulge in the deca­dent grilled parma-as­para­gus sol­diers dipped into panko-crusted soft eggs.

Break­fast for din­ner can in­clude a va­ri­ety of Bloody Mary con­coc­tions and Belli­nis to com­ple­ment the de­li­cious Mid­dle Eastern

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