Coffee Cafe, Pub
Visit Mel’s Place Open Fire Diner and Pizza Bar, a restaurant where your dining experience will be a combination of culture, intense passion and a taste of fire.
Our dynamic range of dishes have a hint of flavor that only smoke and flame can impart on food, while simultaneously being honest and authentic.
Mel’s Place is the only venue on the Garden Route offering Open Fire Cooking.
Join us during load shedding!
The cozy setting allows for two theatrical shows to be experienced at once – a live open fire cooking show on one side, and a musical performance on the other.
Relax with some live music while the fire crackles and the vino flows. Dining can also take place in the outside area under the stars, where lanterns and candles add to the welcoming atmosphere.
Food is prepared and served with care and pride.
The lead role in the cooking show is Chef Geert Van Kaathoven. The menu is a rich and authentic blend of South African, Meditteranean and German cuisine – all prepared on open fire.
Your palate is guaranteed to notice the “secret spice blend” generously added throughout the menu dishes.
Our restaurant offers guests a choice of traditional South African dishes from the Open Fire Diner, or something more familiar from our amazing Pizza Bar.
Mel’s Pizza Bar
Proud Mary Margherita
Tomato Base with Cheese topping. Delicious in its simplicity
Yawn Yawn Italian Pawn
A Classic Regina with Ham, Mushrooms, and Formaggio
The Hawaiian. Ham, Mushrooms, Pineapple & Cheese
A Whole Lotta Love
The loaded Vegetarian topped with Artichokes, Capers, Olives, Baby Marrows, Feta, and Mushrooms
Rock n Roll Dreams
Meatloafs’ choice. Bacon, Avo, Mozzarella, and Cheddar
De La Rey
Die boer se keuse. Boerewors, Sishabu, Gekarameliseerde uie, en baie Kaas
The Road to Mel. Kaiiangs, cherry tomatoes, cheese, avo, and the Secret Service Spice
Highway To Mel
Living Easy, Living Free. Ham, Bacon, Salami, Asparagus, Olives, Mushrooms, and Cheese
Smoked Snoek, Anchovies, Olives and Cheese
Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, and ‘heb je wel gehoord van kaaskop zijn keuze…”
Juliet in Spring
Love Struck Romeo. Pineapple, Ham, Cheese, Cherries, and Salami.
Led Zeppelin Calzone
Choose your own Stairway to Heaven (any 5 toppings)
Namibia Mutterland – Wir Lieben Dich
Frankfurter Wurst, Schweine Fleisch, Salami, Smoked Ham, Cheese, Olives, and Asparagus
Weskus Weelde. A Seafood Extravaganza