The high-streets of Melville offer a unique South African insight into the burgeoning variety and diversity of Johannesburg’s artisans and leisure seekers. The various restaurants in the area offer everything from fusion food experiences, to authentic, exotic cuisine. Similarly, bars and pubs in the village each possess a unique flavour of décor and entertainment. By day, the village is alive with galleries, bookstores, bakeries and cafés. By night, the vibrant lights, and music are brought to life, by live music, stand-up comedy, and cocktail hours throughout the village.
Exploring the entertainment in Melville is a feast of eclectic, talented, and extraordinary creative expression.
Quaquaversal (adj.) Origin: Latin
Moving or happening in every direction instantaneously
Hell’s kitchen provides a live rock, blues and alternative music on Sunday afternoons, for that lazy, Sunday vibe.
Cafe De La Creme
Offering Treats both savoury and sweet, Cafe De La Creme is perfect for any time of the day!
For live Easy Listening, Soul and Swing music on a Sunday night, look no further than Poppies!
Enjoy a variety of coffees of African and South American origin at Kwoffee coffee Roaster and Waffle House!
Six cocktail bar
Overflowing with cocktails and mellow vibes, this classic cocktail bar is the perfect place to experience Melville's unique style.
Ratz Bar & Diner
Karaoke, Cocktails and Good Times are just a few of the things Ratz Bar has been serving up for the past 24 years in business!
IT Corner Melville
For business or pleasure this internet cafe is the place to chill and watch the traffic go by with a Shisha and and a moroccan tea. You will find a lot of our local entrepreneurs here.
At the top of 7th street this little restaurant with a retro style interior is known for their burger and offer the occasional jazz Sunday. Their outside seating area makes this a lekker place to eat and chill
The Anti Social Social Club
The name says it all and they offer a Vietnamese fusion cuisine and if you wanted CBD infused cocktails this is the place to visit. The restaurant flows into a the Tiny Tiki Bar for those just popping in for a drink and all day breakfast.
Constitutional Hill is an area that is steeped in South African heritage. Tours include a Time Travel Tour, Night Tour, the Art and Justice Tour and the Walk with Madiba Tour. The region includes the Old Fort, Women’s Jail, Number Four and the Constitutional Court. This region offers a meaningful insight into a history of injustice, and South Africa’s strides towards reconciliation in the last two decades.
The Soweto Guided Tours are a true taste of African city living, and the rich and tumultuous history of the region. Tours in the area come in a variety of experiential packages. The half-day tour includes landmarks such as the Mandela House Museum, Hector Pieterson Museum and the Baragwanath Precinct. The full day Soweto and Apartheid tour provides a window into the world of South African history. It includes the Mandela House Museum, Soccer City, the Hector Pieterson Museum, Vilikazi Street, the Baragwanath Precinct tour, the famous Zakhumzi restaurant and the Apartheid museum… It is an intense, compelling, and unforgettable experience.
The Maboneng Precinct east of the city is one of these transformed areas. With a mix of restaurants, coffee shops, clothing boutiques, art galleries and retail and studio space, the precinct draws the inner-city public as well as the chic, art-going crowd of the city’s suburbs, bringing life back to this downtown Johannesburg neighbourhood. The area also drives Johannesburg tourism within the local and international tourist markets.