Midnight Snack in Kings Cross
If you and your flatmates love going out in the cross, you’ll know that after the clock strikes 10, the majority of food options available are less than appetizing. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the yummiest, cheapest food joints open late around Kings Cross.
SPANISH SNACKS: CAFÉ HERNANDEZ
This place is a treat! It’s literally been open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including public holidays ever since it opened in 1972. What an effort! And they’ve clearly spent all of those opening hours perfecting their menu, with a host of options on offer to suit whatever cravings you may have. As you may have guessed from the name, the café is Spanish, and highlights of the menu include tortillas and churros. But, if you’re not feeling too adventurous, they also have plenty of sandwiches and other café essentials. And, of course, they have brilliant coffee, with what is probably the widest selection of beans and blends to choose from in Sydney. So if nothing else is open and you still want good quality for cheap, don’t worry – this place will ALWAYS be there.
Opening hours: All day, every day!
Specialties: Spanish food, world coffees
Location: 60 Kings Cross rd, Potts Point
JUST DESSERTS: WOWCOW
Weird name, hey? This place is a funky little frozen yoghurt bar. It may not seem like the season for frozen treats, but once you’ve tried this stuff you won’t be able to resist! The Americans have fully embraced frozen yoghurt bars, but they’re only just getting off the ground here, and to my knowledge this one is the original and best. Choose from four yummy flavours of yoghurt (there’ll be different flavours each time) and a buffet of extra toppings, including everything from berries to biscuits. If you’re not in the frozen yoghurt mood, they also have some warmer sweets.
Sunday – Thursday: 12 midday – 11pm
Friday – Saturday: 12 midday – 12 midnight
Specialties: Frozen yoghurt
Location: Shop 2/304-308 Victoria st, Darlinghurst
REVOLUTIONARY TASTE: COCO CUBANO
Now I’m the first to admit that this place is a bit on the expensive side, but you certainly get your value’s worth. Hearty staples of Cuban cuisine go hand in hand with great coffee and other standard café fare, and the atmosphere is at once friendly and sophisticated. If you’re planning on being there for a while, they’ve also got plenty of books to take a look at. If not though, duck in and out or even just grab some take-away.
Monday – Thursday: 6am – 12 midnight
Friday – Saturday: 6am – 2am
Specialties: Coffee and Cuban snacks
Location: 97 Darlinghurst rd, Kings Cross
DELICIOUS DINNER: GUZMAN Y GOMEZ
This place is only open late Fridays and Saturdays, but hey – that’s the only time to be in the Cross anyway, right? Guzman y Gomez has been widely praised for bringing real Mexican food to the people of Sydney – not the greasy, heavy stuff you can get at any old nachos stand, but real, fresh, healthy and filling taste sensations made from true Mexican ingredients and recipes – and all at very reasonable prices. ¡Buen apetito!
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 10pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 4am
Location: Cnr Bayswater rd and Pennys ln, Kings Cross