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“Inexperienced staff spoilt our lunch”
Review of Melissa's Newlands

Melissa's Newlands
Ranked #16 of 23 Restaurants in Newlands
Cuisines: African
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Cafe and delicatessen
Reviewed 4 February 2014

It was a shame after giving our order that it took over 30 minutes to be told that the salmon on rye was not available as they had no salmon.
A further long wait saw other tables who had come in after us being served long before us. Trying to catch anyone's eye was difficult, they all decided to avoid us rather than reassure us that our food would be served soon. The soft boiled egg on the caesar was solid, the chef knew as it was cut in half.
Agree with other reviewers regarding the close proximity of the tables making it fine for just a snack or coffee, however we won't be back.
The red and sauvignon blanc wine by the glass were both good, a saving grace during our wait.

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Reviewed 24 January 2014

The Melissas franchise seems to be deteriorating. The last two times I have eaten there, the muffins were dry and the music was so loud it was very hard to have a conversation. The music was clearly the choice of the waiter and was so repetitively awful I had to ask (nicely) to change it, which he did with good grace. Best to avoid if there is somewhere else to go.

Thank Mandy R
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Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Food always seems to be burnt and egg raw. Been there 4 times and everytime they have missed the plot.

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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Just when you are about to get stressed out over shopping with the family, this places puts you back and helps decellerating. Great combo of deli and chill out place. We need more of those.

Thank Mathias S
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

Immensely popular in Blouberg, the restuarant in Newlands is as busy on the occasion we visited. The tables are very closely packed together and feels a little claustrophobic. The staff were very friendly and the service was super.

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