Munchies in Melville
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