Stop everything. There is a grilled cheese spot in Cape Town!
Melt is a new (and very tiny) take-away joint at 233 Long Street. It is just past Beerhouse and contains some lovely ladies to take your order, four tables, and some very yummy melted goodness.
Their menu is displayed on a board in the restaurant, with ten savoury options and two sweet options, as well as hot and cold beverages. When I visited, I tried “The Pesto” (R40) which was basil pesto, danish feta, peppadews, and mozzarella melted into a rye toastie – and boy, was it delicious. There are a variety of unique and classic toppings to choose from as well as bread options to have it served on.
I would recommend going out of peak hours because if you hit the lunch rush, it can be a bit manic and you will wait a bit for your order. The prices were also slightly steep for a toasted sandwich but I think it’s worth it, especially if, like me, toasted sandwiches are one of those foods that you crave. There is currently a special running – R40 for a classic toastie and flat white.
If you’re in town and are feeling for a cheesy classic with a twist, give this spot a go. You won’t regret it!