Melville is an area of Joburg that went through a bit of a slump a couple of years ago but it has managed to come back with a bang as of late! It’s filled to the brim with restaurants, bars and shops – the bustling 7th Street is the place to go!
Melville is now home to 27Boxes, an innovative shopping centre made out of shipping containers. More and more people are flocking to this super-trendy area for food, drinks and a bit of retail therapy in this bustling centre.
When it comes to Melville as a whole, key spots to look out for include Hell’s Kitchen, a rockabilly-themed bar and eatery, Lucky Bean, a great go-to to get a tasty meal and Jo’Anna Melt Bar, a bar with a jukebox and cheese-themed food spot all in one.
Melville is also a residential area with homes and guest houses surrounding the main street.
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Melville is a bohemian suburb of Johannesburg.
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Ken H Says:
Melville has always been known as the trendy and arty side of Johanesburg, with its proximity to the Universities and the SABC bringing in a younger student crowd. Many interesting little restaurants...
This is a super area to walk around and visit the various shops on the street. A very safe area to walk around (though perhaps not after dark) Great restaurants along the strip. Highly recommended.
Wonderful and interesting places , Shops and Eating houses. The Mexican makes you feel like you are not even in South Africa.