Mark & Melissa van Hoogstraten, owners of Melissas Constantia opened their first Melissa’s store in August 1996 in Kloof Street, in Cape Town, South Africa. Simply by demand, the business has expanded into seven stores in surrounding suburbs such as Constantia, Newlands, Tygervalley, Blouberg, Stellenbosch and the V&A Waterfront shopping centre.
The couple’s love for good old-fashioned things in life inspired them to create places where people love to be and where they could sell their unique product range. By taking up the principles of real value and integrity so often forgotten in our world of mass production, Melissa’s represents an attempt to bring back the real and forgotten things in life and has become a brand for people who are serious about quality.
Our philosophy is reflected in the classic simplicity and everyday usability of our restaurants; food and homeware products and is available at our seven stores in the Western Cape, as well as retail stockists throughout the country.
Melissa’s In-Store Services:
Apart from our store and restaurant facilities, we offer the following additional services to our customers:
Melissa’s signature Hampers are designed and produced exclusively for Melissa’s and are unique in every way. Our hamper box is embossed and filled with specially selected Melissa’s Products and sealed with a personal note from Melissa herself.
The contents of our Hamper Selections can be modified to suit any specific needs or we can create a specific hamper to suit your budget or occasion drawing from Melissa’s Product range.
If you are overwhelmed by our selection of products or pressed for time, we have created six beautiful pre-selected. These suggested combinations, drawn from our most popular products, are a convenient, yet personal, solution to your gifting needs.
If you would like to offer the recipient the delight of choosing their own gift from our wide selection of offerings, we have Melissa’s Gift Vouchers available in denominations of R50 and R100.
Weekends arrive before you know and are gone even sooner. Take the time to think ahead and order Friday’s dinner on Wednesday afternoon from you nearest Melissa’s store. Our Catering List offers a fabulous variety of hot meals, curries, stews, cupcakes, cakes and tarts, all of which will remind you of meals made at home.