The mother ship of a franchise that’s seen satellites sprouting left, right and centre, this Kloof Street institution offers window seats and bar stools from which to survey the goings on of the City Bowl. The bountiful buffet table groans with treats and the blackboard menu changes daily. The shelves are choc-a-block with home-made Melissa’s products, ranging from jams and quiches to custards and vinegars. Other locations throughout the city.