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“Not quite alive”
Review of Melville

Melville
Ranked #22 of 180 things to do in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Trendy coffeehouses and upscale shops dot this vibrant neighborhood.
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Melville used to be cool but it seems that it's "coolness" is running out of steam. A new bar seems to be closing down every week and the ones that are still open have a bit of a "run down" feel to them. One place that has great cocktails is Sixes (on 7th Avenue), which seems to be going strong even through the areas tough times. Beware of your belongings though, as the area is notorious for theft.

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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Wow! I really I love Melville. The restaurants where just the best place where one eat proper food. I loved mostly going the Warehouse; I could dance; meet new friends and eat too.

1  Thank Eva H
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

I was alone in Melville for 3 days ant it was excellent. Very nice shops, restaurants, pubs. Near 7th street you can find some very interesting antique shops.

1  Thank CZyN
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

Many awesome shops and restaurants to visit. Great fun to visit in the evening or in the afternoon. Crime has been an issue in the past but it really is not taht bad

1  Thank katejager
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

I have lived in Melville for a few years now and I must admit Melville is on the up. It is a lovely suburb where one can meander around by foot, tuk tuk, bike or car and find interesting little spots. We have great restaurants, cafes, shops & a range of live music, markets, art tours & the koppies. Unfortunealty the recession has hit a few shops hard but hopefully with the great community work in the suburb and an up in the economy this will change.

1  Thank MelvilleManor
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