Looking out over the Melville Koppies is the little Bamboo Centre which includes a cafe and restaurant, independent bookstore and South African designer boutique. Meanwhile over on 4th Avenue a disused park has become the innovative 27 Boxes, a boutique shopping centre made from shipping containers that houses a great range of exciting local fashion and design boutiques, a wide choice of cafes and food stalls and a purpose-built open-air amphitheatre and children's playground.
Inspired by similar developments like Box Park in London’s Shoreditch, 27 Boxes, a shipping container shopping development in Melville, has transformed a disused park into 80 boutique stores and restaurant and kiosk spaces geared towards starter entrepre
A reliably chilled bar and restaurant which has been catering to the laid back residents of Melville for years. The restaurant is popular for its South African dishes such as springbok pie as well as its broad vegetarian selection. The bright and invitin
Calexico Vinyl Lounge and Beer Yard
44 Stanley, Cnr Owl St and Stanley Ave, Milpark
An eclectic mix of Americana style food, décor and music, the bar's name Calexico refers both to the Californian border city and the cult Latino-indie, country-folk rock band from Arizona. First and foremost a 'vinyl lounge' the walls are lined with clas
Kate Rogan's Love Books lives up to its name. The selection of books - general fiction and non-fiction as well as a great selection of South African titles - displayed exhibits thoughtful and considered choices, award-winning books, books people are or s
One of Joburg’s lesser-known neighbourhoods, Richmond is the city's unofficial media capital, home to international and local media houses such as Associated Press, BBC, and News24. Until now a popular shortcut for motorists heading out of quirky Melvill