Forget soggy fast food and boring cheese on toast – our city is reinventing itself and bursting with late night eats. If you’re feeling peckish after dark, we’ve got you covered with everything from Mexican to Chinese to sweet desserts to help satisfy your cravings.
The Moon Cafe, Northbridge
The Moon first opened its doors in 1991 and has since become one of Perth’s most loved night spots. Open till 1AM on weekdays and 3AM on weekends, The Moon is a licensed restaurant with a full bar offering comforting eats including decadent dessert pizzas. Its classic art deco interior and retro courtyard is often bustling with live entertainment from jazz bands to poetry clubs to local Perth musicians.
Greens and Co., Leederville
When the sun goes down and those late-night sugar cravings kick in, fear not because Greens and Co. is open till 11PM each weeknight. Greens and Co. has a large assortment of indulgent cakes available, as well as a selection of board games to play. The interior is insta-worthy too, with comfy couches, glowing lanterns and colourful posters plastered on the wall.
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U and I Café, Northbridge
Whether you’re finishing work late or heading home from a big night out, U and I Café in Northbridge has you covered 24/7 with tasty Vietnamese cuisine. U and I’s menu is extensive, offering everything from spring rolls, to satay skewers to flavoursome noodle and rice dishes. They are also fully licensed and offer BYO wine too.
Vin and Oli, Fremantle
Vin and Oli is one of the few restaurants in Fremantle to have a late night license. Located along the iconic Cappuccino Strip, Vin and Oli prides itself on showcasing the wonderful Australian natural produce with a European influence. They are open till 4AM Tuesday – Sunday, and currently have a winter set menu featuring 2 courses plus wine or beer for $30. Dishes include butternut pumpkin & feta arancini with bush tomato relish for entrée and potato gnocchi, prepared with wild mushrooms, butternut pumpkin, sage, & parmesan for main.
88 Noodle Bar, Burswood
Located inside Crown Casino, 88 Noodle Bar is perfect for those wanting a fresh and fragrant Asian meal after dark. 88 Noodle Bar is open until midnight during the week and 2AM on weekends. Their menu is loaded with flavoursome dishes including rich seafood laksa, sweet and sour barramundi and Malaysian Hokkien style noodle, all of which are under $20!
Alfred’s Kitchen, Guildford
When you feel like a hearty burger after the sun goes down, look no further than Alfred’s Kitchen. The iconic, time-tested spot is serving up their famous burgers until 12AM on weekdays and 2AM on weekends. Meat lovers of Perth should try the Cram burger, loaded with steak, hamburger, egg, cheese and bacon. For the vegos, Alfred’s also cooks up a tasty lentil burger. Don’t forget to order some hot chips or pea and ham soup while you’re at it.
La Cholita, Northbridge
When you’re out on the town with your amigos, La Cholita is the place to be for authentic Mexican fare. The menu features tasty tostadas, tacos and quesadillas all loaded with your favourite Mexican salsas and quesos. Open till midnight during the week and 2AM on weekends, La Cholita is the perfect place to get your late night guac fix. Don’t forget to wash it all down with one of the 100 tequila varieties on offer!
About the author:
Caitlyn Watts is currently based in Perth and writes on a freelance basis while completing her studies in Journalism and Professional Writing and Publishing. Her favourite topics to explore include local news, culture and food.
Cover photo of The Moon Cafe in Northbridge