When you’re out partying late at night in Cape Town, you’re going to get more than a little peckish. Perhaps you and your friends haven’t had dinner yet since you’ve been caught up in all the fun. You’ll be delighted to know that you don’t have to stop at the local Mcdonalds or KFC for a late night meal; Cape Town is home to numerous fantastic eateries that are open till the early hours of the morning, for your convenience!
The first place deserving of a mention is out in Greenpoint, but worth the drive from the CBD if you can catch an Uber there. Frankies is an American style diner that is open all night, serving to-die-for fully loaded milkshakes in more flavours than you can count, from candied apple flavour to gingerbread flavor! They also sell American dinner foods, like their burgers, wings, corndogs, and fish and chips. It’s a great experience to have with friends after a night out.
If you’re looking for something closer to home, in the CBD you can find NYC Pizza, which as the name suggests, serves authentic New York Style pizza slices, with all the best traditional ingredients. These slices are pretty big, but you can also order a whole pizza if you really mean business. They also sell massive pies, and other snacks and alcoholic drinks for those not ready to end the party.
When you’ve had plenty of fun and drinks on Longstreet and you and your friends are hungry for a big, cheap meal, head down the road to the Food Inn India. This cafeteria-esque eatery specialises in halaal Asian and Indian cuisine, offering big portions for a competitive price. You just put in your order before dishing up your choice of curry, bunny chow, or shawarma. They also sell typical Cape Town takeaways, such as Gatsby’s, burgers, chip rolls, hot dogs, and sandwiches.
If you and your friends want to take the scenic trip along the peninsula, make a stop at The Café Grill at the Twelve Apostles in Camps Bay. Open 24 hours, you can take in the great views all around the restaurant while enjoying a relaxing late night dinner. The dishes are Californian in style, with burgers, sandwiches, fried/grilled fresh fish, salads, and an all day breakfast for you to enjoy at 3 AM! To top it off, in Summer they offer a fresh fruit and ice cream dessert section to satisfy your sweet tooth.
In Seapoint, you’ll be happy to find a Shawarma Express! Although only open till Midnight, this classic joint offers for you to build your own Shawarma, with XL options available for the super hungry. The food is comforting and delicious, as well as halaal and vegetarian friendly. You can choose between chicken schnitzel, falafel, or lamb filling for a wrap or shawarma, with fries on the side.
For the hungry vegans out on the town or really just anyone looking to try a ‘healthy’ fast food alternative, Lekker Vegan offers awesome vegan fast food, in all those dishes you know and love; it’s just cruelty free! You have nuggets, burgers, fries, hot dogs, pizzas, and most importantly, whopping Gatsby’s! Take in the juicy, saucy, fried goodness, and the good news is they’re open till late!
With an extensive list of eateries at your disposal, you’re definitely not going to go hungry while out on the town! Enjoy some to-die-for shakes, or dig into the biggest, juiciest burger you can find. The choice is yours!