If you love coffee and are travelling around Cape Town, you are bound to see a Melissas. This chain of coffee shops to me is synomonous with a visit to Cape Town and no trip there is complete without a breakfast, coffee, food shop – or all three!

(How cute is this mini lego they had on sale too!)

When we have guests at Elphinstone House, my first point of call is Melissas so that I can shop for a little hamper of welcome goodies for their room. The goodies are original, tasty and beautifully packaged. That way they also make the perfect gift for me to take back overseas – this time round I would not even be exagerating that a good half a suitcase was devoted to my Melissas stash!