We’ve all be there, you’ve danced your way through supper now your tummy is rumbling and your thinking of how to fill it. You decide you’ll quickly rustle something up at home, but as you walk through your door you remember that your fridge is far from welcoming you home! Or maybe you might just feel like a mid-night gobble (something more appetising than beans on toast!). It’s for these reasons that we’ve found you the best 24-hour and late-night eateries in Cape Town that will leave your growling stomach satisfied.

New York Pizza Slice

Offering an authentic taste of New York in Kloof Street and Sea Point Main Road, NY Slice Pizza has fast become a favourite with the CBD crowd. Dough is made fresh daily and hand tossed for the perfect thin crust. With pizzas available by the slice, or whole, you can expect to find toppings such as whole milk mozzarella, home-made tomato sauce and real New York pepperoni.  With pizza tasting so damn fine we are sure this pizza place will fast become your favourite late-night hangout.

Opening Hours:

Open until 3am on weekends

Franky’s Diner

Franky’s Diner offers you a dining experience of fifties glam, poodle skirts and rock ‘n roll that will have you feeling like you are high school extra from Grease!  Now operating 24 hours, this diner has a menu with all the timeless classics –big burgers, double thick shakes, waffles, foot-longs and creatively topped sundaes. Seat yourself in one of their comfy booths as you enjoy some hound-dog music and feast on an American-style dish that Marylyn Monroe would be proud of.

And if you’re feeling extra hungry, you can always try the Chubby Burger challenge. This challenge will see you munching your way through an enormous burger consisting of SIX beef patties, bacon, cheese, jalapeno chillies, fries and all the trimmings in less than 10 minutes and you get it for FREE!

If you defeat the burger and succeed your name will go on Franky’s wall of fame and you will have a t-shirt to prove it. However don’t forget that all burgers served with fries, onions rings and coleslaw!

Opening Hours:

ALWAYS open!

Shawarma Express

The Sea Point favourite, Shwarma Express allows you to customise your own shwarma – add as many toppings, sauces and fillings as you please, in any size you like. Not only do they serve good, honest grub their food is also charged at ridiculously good prices. So after a night on the town you won’t feel so bad ordering your extra-large shwarma.

Opening Hours:

10am – 12am


Sticky Fingers BBQ

Now with three branches in the Cape Town area, Sticky Fingers is satisfying everyone’s saucy wings and ribs cravings. Not only are their portions generous the prices are also reasonable, making it the perfect spot for a backpacker on a budget.  Their shoestring fries are also a MUST TRY that comes with all sorts of toppings. An extremely laid back establishment and with their “we don’t give a fork” attitude be prepared for a delicious yet messy experience.

Opening Hours:

Sunday – Thursday: 12pm – 12am

Friday & Saturdays: 12pm – 1am


Finally our last late night feast option is located perfectly on Long Street for all you party goers! Proudly home to Africa’s biggest variety of beers, with over 25 on tap and 99 bottles on the wall, you might be surprised to discover that Beerhouse also offers top-notch food. With beer being the focal point, don’t be surprised to find Beerchos on the menu. Completely confused?! Okay, so Beerchos are in fact beer-inspired nachos that are served with smokey pork. A great way to either start or end your night we say. Oh, and did we mention beer and chocolate pairing? Yep, that’s right all you chocoholics can satisfy your sweet tooth until 2am!

Opening Hours:

11am – 2am