When I was a student in Cape Town my aunt introduced me to Melissa’s. A wonderfully cosy little cafe in Newlands, only a little walk from Cavendish shopping centre. Melissa’s has some of the most delicious cakes, especially the carrot cake, and if you are one for buffet deli lunches then you best get to Melissa’s asap!
Weighing it at a wopping YUM-O for taste, this little cafe also boasts a shop where one can buy many of the quiches and cakes, as well as biscuits or ingredients that the chef uses in some of the dishes.
All beautifully packaged, Melissa’s products can also be found in the odd Pick and Pay. You pay for quality with these goods, and the atmosphere of business woman and shabby chic students buzzing around the cafe makes for a great morning outing on a rainy Cape Town winters morning or a sunny summer morning.