Late Night Food Spots in CPT, JHB & KZN

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Ever found yourself stumbling out of a club and feeling ‘hangry’? It’s late, you need food to settle your stomach and a garage pie just isn’t going to cut it. What to do? This list of late night food spots around Cape Town, JHB and Durban all have kitchens that either stay open later than usual or they pull an all nighter – yay!

Cape Town

NY Slice 

Claim to fame: Open ’til late
Where: 49 Kloof St, Gardens or 100 Main Road, Sea Point
Contact: 021 4264141 or 021 434 3920
Opening hours: Mon – Wed: 10h00-00h00 | Thur: 10h00-01h00 | Fri – Sat: 10h00-02h00 | Sun: 11h00 – 23h00

There are late-night moments when one just needs pizza, lucky Capetonians can enjoy an authentic New York-style slice (or whole pizza) when the munchies take hold. NY Slice has two branches that customers can pop into (Kloof St & Sea Point) and a delivery service is offered to CBD-residing pizza lovers. Free delivery everyday, between 18h00-23h00 for orders over R150.

Saul’s Saloon & Grill

Claim to fame: Pretty much never closed
Where: 152 Main Road, Sea Point
Contact: 087 151 4601
Opening hours: 24/7, 365 days a year

This diner-style restaurant is open 24/7, which means it’s one of the only spots where you can get a delicious burger at any time of the day. This restaurant has some nice pieces of artwork hanging on the walls accompanied with good music to create a very stylish midnight dining experience.



Claim to fame: Kitchen closes at 23h00
Where: 84 Long St, Cape Town CBD
Contact:021 424 6098
Opening hours: Mon – Sun: 12h00-23h00 | Sun Closed

If you are looking for something a bit smaller with big flavour, Fork is where you should take yourself for late night dinner. They serve tapas food that ranges from R35 to R65 per portion. It is recommended to go with people that you don’t mind sharing food with, as this is the concept. The sharing style of food makes this the perfect place to grab a bite after a movie date.

Hussar Grill

Claim to fame: last orders at 23h00
Where: 10 Main Rd, Rondebosch
Contact: Hussar Rondebosch: 021 689 9516
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12h00-23h00 | Sun: 12h00-22h00

Established in 1969, the Hussar Grill has been known to serve one of the best steaks in town. Since its first store opening, they have now expanded to 9 branches. Even though there are a few in the Cape Town area, only a selected few keep their kitchens open until 23h00. The following branches will be happy to serve you after the usual dining hours: Rondebosch, Grandwest, Paarl, Steenberg, Stellenbosch & Willowbridge. Bear in mind though that times vary for Sundays and Public Holidays.

Franky’s Diner 

Claim to Fame: 24 hrs, plus free delivery until 02h00
Where: 303 Main Rd, Sea Point
Contact: 021 433 0445
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 24 hours

Franky’s diner is situated in the heart of Sea Point with an authentic 50s style decor. They serve up typical diner food that includes burgers, footlongs and milkshakes, which, let’s face it, is pretty much boozy late night food Shangri-La. They even offer a free delivery service, which you order and pay for online up until 02h00.


Claim to Fame: Free delivery between 17h00-22h00
Where:105 Harrington St, Cape Town CBD
Contact: 021 461 0407
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 16h00-22h30

Lefty’s has a reputation for being the meeting place for after work drinks, but they’re also known to cook up a great meal. From their pulled pork sandwich to their chicken and waffle dish, you really can’t go wrong with whatever you choose. If you are feeling adventurous try their pickle back shot, we promise you’ll have fun with it! They also offer a free delivery service within the City Bowl area between 17h00-22h00 from Monday to Saturday, so they’ll bring the fun to you.


El Burro

Claim to Fame: open ’til 23h00 on weekends
Where: 81 Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town
Contact: 021 433 2364
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 12h00-22h30/23h00 | Sun: Closed

If your late night food cravings are calling for Mexican food, this is the place. Known for their build-your-own tacos, cracking jugs of margaritas and churros, you can carry on the party at El Burro.

Bombay Bicycle Club

Claim to Fame: open ’til midnight
Where: 158 Kloof St, Gardens
Contact: 021 423 6805
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 16h00 – 00h00

Bombay Bicycle Club has a bold and quirky personality, that shines through in their decor and food. The restaurant is also known to have entertaining staff and fantastic drinks, and you can join in the fun until late in the evening.

Starlite Diner

Claim to Fame: Open 24/7
Where: 14 Mispel Rd, Bellville Park
Contact: 021 949 6864
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 24 Hours

If you’re on the Bellville side of town, Starlite is open 24 hours, 7 days a week! It offers breakfast, lunch and dinner of typical diner fare, so if you’re done on Edward street, pull in for a bite and a catch up with all the other hungry locals of the area.


Shawarma Express

Claim to Fame: open late on weekends
Where: 315 Main Rd, Sea Point
Contact: 021 433 0275
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11h00-23h00 | Sat – Sun: 11h00 – 04h00

Positioned perfectly, right opposite Deco Dance, Shawarma Express has made its name serving up the best shawarma in town. At very affordable prices, the food is tasty and offers Middle Eastern flavour right through the middle of the night.


Claim to Fame: kitchen closes at 23h00
Where: Unit 13, Wembley Square, Gardens
Contact: 021 461 4590
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 11h30-23h00 | Sun: Closed

Rua can be found in Wembley Square. They offer a variety of European-style dishes, as well as seafood and grills. They can also be found on OrderIn for food to be delivered to your door, for an extra free.


Claim to Fame: open ’til 02h00
Where: 14 Wandel St, Gardens
Contact: 021 461 8507
Opening Hours: Mon -Sat: 11h00-02h00 | Sun 11h00-00h00

Roxy’s is where you should be if you’re looking for good food and a good time. The food is absolutely scrumptious (try the wonton poppers – they are the business). Their kitchen closes at 02h00 (Monday to Saturday) so you can get a really tasty meal up until the wee hours.



Claim to Fame: kitchen closes at 23h00
Where: CPT: Gardens, Claremont, Greenpoint, Stellenbosch. GAUTENG: Parkhurst. Pretoria
Contact: CPT: 021 426 5974, 021 674 5152, 021 433 1496, 021 887 2052. JHB: 011 268 0713. Pretoria: 012 346 2619
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 12h00 – 23h00

Starting at their Kloof Street branch back in 2009, Hudsons is a favourite for burger lovers. The contemporary NY-inspired gastro-diner serves up great burgers, milkshakes and other fare. You can even create your own burger, what’s not to love?


Six Bar and Restaurant Melville

Claim to Fame: Kitchen closes at midnight
Where: 7th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenue Melville, Johannesburg
Contact: 083 623 7950 or 011 482 8306
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 12h00 -02h00

Situated in Vibey Melville, this trendy restaurant and cocktail bar offers a homely and relaxed environment to enjoy delicious meals and and great cocktails. The happy hour starts at noon and is 7 hours long.


Catz Pyjamas

Claim to Fame: 24 hour delivery
Where: G01, Melville Boulevard, Ayr Road & Main Road, Melville, Johannesburg
Contact: 011 726 8596
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun | 24 Hours

This original 24 hour bistro is now open only for takeaways, delivery and outside catering. Catz Pyjamas will suit your taste buds as well as your budget. Order things like a beef and bacon wrap and Mexicana pizza for pick up, or have it delivered to your door.

The Leopard

Claim to Fame: kitchen is open until 23h00
Where: 63A, 4th Ave, Melville, Johannesburg
Contact: 011 482 9356
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 17h00-23h00 | Sat 11h00-23h00

The Leopard is passionate about serving only the best ingredients possible. That is why they only serve grass fed beef, free-range poultry and pork as well as only sustainable seafood. The Leopard creates dishes that have been inspired by international foods and offers a casual dining experience.


Spiga Florida Road

Claim to Fame: open ’til late on weekends
Where: 200 Florida Road, Durban
Contact: 031 303 9511
Opening Hours: Sun – Thur: 07h00-23h00 | Fri – Sat: 07h00-00h00

Spiga’s menu has been influenced by Italian cuisine, offering antipasti, salads, pasta and, of course, pizza. It is perfect for date nights with your significant other as it has a touch of a romantic atmosphere, offering seating both inside as well as outside.


Claim to Fame: candle-lit terrace, open until 02h00
Where: 221A Musgrave Centre, Durban
Contact: 031 828 1979
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 09h00 – 02h00

Bertoua can be found in Musgrave center. It is known for its stylish and contemporary dining experience and prides itself in creating a bold and innovative menu that provides a unique combination of international flavours. Service is a top priority for Bertoua so they won’t ever turn away guests coming in for a late dinner.

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