tashas melrose

  • breakfast

    our free-range eggs may be ordered fried, scrambled or poached
    *these breakfasts are served with a side order of toast, butter & jam

    * classic R132 
    two eggs, bacon, two italian sausages, mushrooms & tomato

    * mini R88 
    one egg, bacon, one italian sausage, mushrooms & tomato

    breakfast royale R124 (v)
    two poached eggs, asparagus or spinach, lemon sauce & seeded bread
    add option of crispy parma ham + R58 / macon + R38 / bacon + R28

    hummus toastie R112 (v)
    hummus, rocket, avo, roasted cherry tomatoes, feta, poached egg, za’atar spice & toasted village bread

    classic french toast R92 (v)
    brioche french toast, berries, cinnamon sugar & maple flavoured syrup
    add option of streaky bacon + R28 / macon + R38

    *plain omelette or scrambled R56 (v)
    our free-range omelettes & scrambled eggs are made with three eggs or egg whites

    *scrambled sweetcorn R98 
    scrambled eggs, creamy sweetcorn, bacon, spring onion, italian hard cheese & micro herbs

    *salmon scrambled R118
    40g smoked salmon trout, scrambled eggs, cherry tomatoes, cottage cheese & chives

    *old school omelette R108 
    herb omelette, tomato, bacon, spring onions, mushrooms & grated cheddar

    butternut zucchini rosti R102 
    butternut & zucchini rostis, labneh, lime, grilled onions, rocket, red onion, chives, roasted butternut, pickled red onion, coriander, sunflower & pumpkin seeds
    add option of egg + R10 / salmon + R66 / bacon + R28

    healthy appetite

    fruit salad R82 (v)
    add yoghurt + R32 / add muesli + R24

    citrus sunrise R124 (v)
    citrus fruit, banana, oat crumble, honey cream yoghurt, pistachio nuts & rose syrup

    dr paw paw R122 (v)
    paw paw, yoghurt, chopped almonds & honey

    creamed avo on toast R126 (v)
    creamed almond & avo dressing, fennel, labneh, chives, parsley, spiced pistachio, cucumber & gluten-free bread
    egg option + R10

    oats R56 (v) 
    oats served with milk & honey
    option of banana + R14 / option of berries + R26

    little miss sunshine R92 (v)
    homemade granola, caramelised fruits, yoghurt, berries, paw paw curd, coconut flakes & mint

    tashas comfort quinoa bowl R108 (v)
    red & white quinoa, roasted cherry tomatoes, sauteed brown mushrooms, napoletana, chives, spring onion, egg & crispy chilli mushrooms



    toasted mexican flat bread or whole wheat wrap

    the sao paulo R112 
    grilled chicken, lemon, chilli marinade, cheddar, sundried tomatoes, coriander & yoghurt

    the south african R116 
    chicken mayo, mozzarella & gherkins

    the greenland R106 (v)
    avo, pistachio nuts, feta, mozzarella, baby spinach, rocket & basil pesto mayo


    prepared on ciabatta, rye or seeded

    rump zarmie R124 
    150g strips of grilled rump, grilled onions, tomato, rocket & dijon mustard

    schnitzel sarmie R152 
    two crumbed chicken breasts, tomato, avo, red onion salsa & french dressing

    rodeo drive R136 
    mustard mayo chicken, avo, bacon strips & lettuce

    whole wheat chicken wrap R98 
    whole wheat wrap, grilled chicken breast, avo, low fat cottage cheese, cucumber, carrot, radish, baby spinach & dijon mustard

    sicilian panini R96 (v)
    ciabatta, olive tapenade, napoletana, sauteed brown mushrooms, capers, olives, roasted cherry tomatoes, basil & mozzarella
    add option of anchovy +R20 / bacon +R28

    toasted sandwiches & croissants

    a choice of white, brown, rye or seeded bread /
    gluten-free bread + R24 / croissants + R16

    cheese & tomato R58
    chicken mayo R82 
    bacon & avo R84 
    bacon & egg R78 
    tuna mayo 170g R98
    plain croissant R42
    nutella filled croissant R58


    please ask your waiter for extra options not listed

    yoghurt R32 
    muesli R24 
    goat cheese R38
    sundried tomatoes R28
    rocket R12
    cottage cheese R28 
    olives R28 
    cheddar R22 
    feta R18 
    mozzarella R22
    avo R32
    italian hard cheese R26
    halloumi R48 
    italian sausage R34 
    pesto R34
    spinach R36
    chicken breast R38 
    macon R38 
    bacon R28
    parma ham R58 
    150g rump R68 
    40g smoked salmon trout R66
    tuna 170g R58


    chopped house salad R102 (v)
     avo, cabbage, gem lettuce, cherry tomato, red onion, coriander, sunflower seeds, cashew nuts, black sesame seeds & lemon vinaigrette
    chicken option R136

    tashas caesar R112 (v)
    baby spinach, gem lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, croutons, boiled egg or cold poached egg, crispy parma ham, italian hard cheese & caesar anchovy dressing
    chicken option R146

    smoking salmon  R140 
    40g smoked salmon trout, cottage cheese, capers, asparagus, basil, rocket, micro herbs, cherry tomato, red onion & melba toast

    texas salad R126 (v)
    corn, rocket, butter lettuce, basil, feta, cherry tomatoes, olives & lemon basil dressing
    chicken option R160 bifteki option R168 
    150g rump option R184

    butternut salad R122 (v)
    roasted butternut, butter lettuce, rocket, roasted cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, avo, orange & mustard dressing & a choice of feta or goat cheese
    chicken option R156

    halloumi salad R142 (v)
    halloumi, baby spinach, rocket, red onion, mint, cranberries, pistachios, avo, croutons, chives, parsley & pomegranate dressing

    chicken brown rice salad R126 
    middle eastern spiced chicken breast, cherry tomatoes, gem lettuce, brown rice, cucumber, red onion, kalamata olives, parsley, lemon yoghurt & pomegranate dressing

    chicken crunch salad R118 
    grilled chicken, white cabbage, grilled corn, green beans, radish, parsley, almonds, lemon & tahini yoghurt, spring onion & lemon vinaigrette

    barley & broccoli salad R132 (v)
    barley, charred long stem broccoli, rocket, sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, cherry tomatoes, grilled onions, pumpkin seeds, lemon basil dressing, feta yoghurt, sunflower seed brittle & preserved lemon
    quinoa option R136 / brown rice option R132

    easy eating

    allow 20 minutes preparation time / extra 10 minutes for meat well done
    *you may swop starch for starch on mains

    salmon trout fish cakes R176 
    pink salmon & smoked salmon trout mixed with red onion, potato, dill & chives, a fennel & baby potato salad, parsley, radish & a lemon parsley mayo

    salmon tartare R272 
    160g raw chopped salmon, coriander, red onion, soy sauce, avo, chilli, cherry tomato, lime & melba toast

    grilled salmon R272 
    160g herb crusted grilled salmon, crushed baby potatoes, capers, spring onion, chives, rocket & lemon mustard vinaigrette

    panko hake R152 
    crumbed hake, homemade tartare sauce, fries, peas, lemon & parsley

    parmesan & couscous crusted chicken 
    chicken breast coated in couscous & parmesan, goat cheese, fennel, long stem broccoli & herb salad
    half R132 full R176

    lemon chicken R136 
    cubed chicken breasts, rice, lemon butter & oregano sauce
    add sundried tomatoes, olives & capers R176

    tashas style prego served with fries
    chicken R118 150g rump R134

    beef burger
    two 125g homemade mini beef burger patties, red onion, tomato, gem lettuce, sesame seed buns & fries
    plain R136 cheese R146

    mediterranean lamb cutlets R304 
    400g lamb cutlets, tzatziki, fries & a feta, olive, tomato & red onion salad

    250g steak served with fries
    rump picanha R182 / fillet R238 
    add black pepper or mushroom sauce + R54

    sides & sauces

    fries, rice R32
    side green salad R56
    side greek salad R58
    broccoli R48 
    butternut R34 
    crushed baby potatoes R28
    grilled tomatoes R18 
    pepper sauce R54
    mushroom sauce R54
    lemon butter sauce R32 
    prego sauce R32


    choice of penne or linguine
    zucchini spaghetti + R14 / gluten - free pasta +R14

    ninetta’s napoletana R88 (v)
    tomato based sauce & fresh basil

    arrabbiata  R89 (v)
    tomato based sauce, chilli & fresh basil

    bolognese R128 
    beef mince cooked in a traditional tomato sauce

    savva's chicken pasta R158 
    grilled chicken strips, mushrooms, chives, garlic & cream

    creamy pesto R178
     chicken, button mushrooms, sundried tomato, pesto, cream, basil & white wine

    zucchini rosa R104 (v)
     zucchini spaghetti, roasted cherry tomatoes, olives, red onion, capers, baby spinach, napoletana & crispy chilli mushrooms



    enquire about our soup of the day R78

    cold & iced drinks

    cold drinks 300ml R30

    appletiser / grapetiser 330ml R38

    mixers 200ml R28

    roses cordials R12
     lime, passion fruit, kola tonic

    rock shandy R54
    half lemonade, half soda & bitters

    valpre mineral water still & sparkling R29

    surgiva mineral still & sparkling glass bottle
    500ml R46 
    1lt R69

    local iced teas R38

    lemon soda / oran soda R39

    freshly squeezed fruit juice R49 
    carrot, apple, orange, pineapple, pear
    add ginger + R16

    green juice R50 
    apple, cucumber, mint, kale & lemon

    milkshakes R46 
    enquire about our flavours

    frullatos R66
    ice cream shake with pieces of fresh fruit

    freezos (98% fat free) R49 


    breakfast shot R26 - ginger, orange & honey
    turmeric shot R32 - ginger, lemon, turmeric & honey

    gelati caffe

    coffee shake R48 
    espresso blended with vanilla ice cream
    dom pedro R64 
    ice cream & liqueur


    add whey protein + R28 / add collagen powder + R28

    peanut protein R69 
    peanut butter, banana, almond milk, chia seeds, spiced agave syrup & cinnamon

    berry açaí R69 
    banana, berries, coconut milk, dates, açaí, cranberry & honey

    golden mango rooibos R69 
    mango, yoghurt, honey, orange, chia, turmeric & a rooibos shot

    green goddess R69
    banana, pineapple, kale, apple, honey, mint, cucumber & lemon


    classics R39 
    crushed ice blended with choice of fruit juice
    lemon, strawberry, mango

    cucumber, apple & mint R45 
    cucumber syrup, apple, mint & crushed ice

    elderflower & pear R45 
    pear, apple juice, elderflower syrup & crushed ice

    lemon & rose tea R45 
    lemon ice tea, rose syrup & crushed ice

    cherry & lemongrass R45 
    cherry syrup, lemongrass syrup,
    cranberry juice & crushed ice


    espresso R25 
    single shot

    double espresso R29 
    double shot

    espresso macchiato R30 
    espresso with frothed milk

    caffe long black R30
     traditional coffee

    greek coffee R34 
    freshly brewed in a small long handled pot
    (may be ordered sweet or metrio)

    cappuccino normale R35 
    double espresso topped with frothed milk

    cappuccino petite R31 
    espresso topped with frothed milk

    cappuccino con panna R40 
    espresso topped with whipped cream

    rooibos cappuccino R37 
    rooibos espresso topped with frothed milk

    caffe latte R35 
    espresso with hot milk served in a mug

    roasted hazelnut latte R41 
    espresso lungo with hot milk & hazelnut syrup

    an extra R4 will be charged for decaffeinated coffees
    almond milk + R10 / soya milk + R10 / oat milk + R10

    hot drinks

    teas R25
    five roses, rooibos, earl grey, chamomile

    imported teas R30 
    moroccan mint, english breakfast, jasmine queen, vanilla bourbon

    hot choc R35  
    spiced chai R35

    tashas hot choc & marshmallows R52
    nutella, hot milk & marshmallows

    tashas cocktails

    mojito R88 
    white rum, lime, strawberry, mint & schweppes soda

    turkish delight R76 
    vodka, cranberry juice, lime & rose syrup

    strawberry daiquiri R84 
    white rum, strawberry, lime & mint sugar

    pimm's R72 
    pimm’s, lemonade, strawberry, cucumber, orange & lemon

    cherry mint wine spritzer R68 
    dry white wine, cherry, mint, cranberry juice & schweppes soda

    aperol spritz R92 
    aperol, cinzano pro spritz & schweppes soda

    ales & spirit

    beers local
    beers imported



    enquire about our cakes of the day


    Sparkling Wine, Prosecco & Champagne
    Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc R290
    Graham Beck MCC NV Brut R390, dinkie R195 
    Graham Beck Rosé MCC NV Brut R395 
    Zonin Prosecco R320 dinkie R118
    Moët & Chandon Impérial NV Brut Champagne R1480 
    Veuve Clicquot Yellow NV Brut Champagne R1680


    Sophie Te'blanche Sauvignon Blanc R220
    Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc R280 glass R93
    Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc R230 glass R77
    Waterford Pecan Stream Sauvignon Blanc R260
    Babylonstoren Chenin Blanc R230 glass R77
    Villiera Chenin Blanc R170
    Mullineux Kloof Street Chenin Blanc R220
    Glen Carlou Petit Chardonnay R320
    De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay R220 glass R73
    Creation Viognier R280


    Vondeling Rosé R170
    Waterford Rose-Mary R250 glass R83
    Babylonstoren Mourvèdre Rosé R270
    Mirabelle Rosé R 230


    Kleine Zalze Cellar Carbernet Sauvignon R220
    glass R73
    Cavalli Colt Cabernet Sauvignon R420
    Diemersdal Merlot R260 glass R87
    De Grendal Merlot R320
    Tokara Shiraz R260
    Vrede en Lust Lady J Syrah R320 glass R107
    Warick the First Lady Pinotage R230 glass R77
    Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage R280
    Sutherland Pinot Noir R360
    Waterford Pecan Stream Pebble Hill Blend R200
    Eikendal Charisma Blend R260 glass R87
    De Toren Délicate Blend R390
    Groot Constantia Constantia Rood Blend R390


  • breakfast

    banana split R96 
    banana, homemade seed & nut granola, vanilla yoghurt, almond nut butter, honey, fresh berries, mint, chia

    taco breakfast R128 
    soft shell tacos, scrambled eggs, streaky bacon, breakfast sausages, roasted cherry tomatoes, grilled onions, avo, parsley, coriander, spiced tomato salsa

    strapatsada R98
    scrambled eggs, roasted cherry tomatoes, coriander yoghurt, roasted red pepper, feta, spring onion, cumin, coriander, crispy tortilla


    pistachio chicken R144
    chicken breast, grilled zucchini, grilled broccoli, green beans, roasted red pepper, pistachio & herb salsa, feta, red onion, butter lettuce, tomato chips

    healthy greek salad R106
    quinoa, rocket, micro greens, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, cucumber, red onion, feta, kalamata olives, parsley, mint, dill, gem lettuce, cumin, oregano, dehydrated tomato chips, lemon vinaigrette, hummus

    soft shell tacos

    beef tacos R168
    grilled rump, toasted soft taco shell, grilled corn, cherry tomatoes, coriander, spring onion, chilli tomato labneh, lime, spiced tomato salsa

    prawn taco R212
    grilled sriracha honey prawns, toasted soft taco shell, guacamole, red onion, cherry tomatoes, coriander, crème fraîche, cumin chilli salt


    roasted cauliflower steak (vegan) R98
    roasted red pepper and cauliflower purée, cauliflower, sumac, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, coriander, red onion, lemon vinaigrette, crispy tortilla

    toasted melrose boulevard burger R146
    smashed beef patty, grilled onion, cheddar cheese, gherkins, tomato, red onion, gem lettuce, toasted brioche bun, sweet & sour, mayo, fries

    bellas chicken R112
    chicken breasts, roasted cherry tomatoes, napoletana, roasted red peppers, basil, green beans,
    feta, chopped parsley
    choice of fries or basmati rice

    prawn plate R386
    12 prawns, lemon butter sauce, parsley, fries

    t-bone steak R224
    500g t-bone, cherry tomato & basil salsa, inova potatoes

    harry's reuben R156
    beef pastrami, emmental cheese, tomato, sauerkraut, gherkins, cocktail dressing, village bread


    j's puttanesca R118
    linguine, cherry tomatoes, red onion, garlic, olives, capers, parsley, lemon



    millionaires tart R72
    salted caramel, dark chocolate ganache, chocolate crumb, vanilla bean ice cream, maldon salt

    doxa's moist chocolate slice R78
    candied cashew nuts, chocolate sauce, ice cream


    shop 14, the piazza, melrose arch,
    melrose, johannesburg

    phone: +27 11 684 1781
    +27 11 568 5488

    email: melrose@tashascafe.com

    monday - thursday: 7.00am - 7.00pm
    friday & saturday: 7.00am - 8.00pm
    sundays & public holidays: 7.30am - 6.00pm

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