The Best Late Night Spots

Where to go when you need a late night bite to eat or drink
4 September, 2018

If you’re not quite feeling like an evening drink, then opt for these late night experiences around the heart of the city. Perch at the top of the Sky Tower and scoop into a Kapiti ice cream or relax at Mezze Bar and share a round of tapas, these are our pick of the best late-night hangouts in the city.

Milse | 27 Tyler St
Open until 10pm

Milse, Auckland’s original dessert-only restaurant and patisserie is open late nights to satisfy your sweet tooth. The romantic dessert bar is an intimate option for those looking for a decadent dessert or a date night experience. Choose between a macaron or gateau to accompany a hot drink and end your night on a deliciously sweet note.

Mezze Bar | Durham St East
Open until 10.30pm Sunday – Tuesday, until 11pm Wednesday – Thursday and until 11.30pm Friday - Saturday

Mezze Bar’s relaxing and casual environment makes it the ideal location for a laid-back evening. Enjoy flavoursome tapas to share and a hot drink or an espresso coffee paired with their legendary in-house baked cakes.

Miann | 57 Fort St
Open until 10pm Sunday – Thursday (closed Mondays) and until 11pm Friday - Saturday

Taste the magnificent sweets of Miann, with a menu that offers everything from fine handmade chocolates to sumptuous waffles. Experience the making of desserts with their large open kitchen and chefs in action, plating up creations and tempering chocolate. Peer into the custom-made six-metre display cabinet and explore the world of endless options.

Federal Delicatessen | 86 Federal St
Open until 10.30pm Sunday – Monday, until 11pm Tuesday – Thursday and until 1am Friday - Saturday

Sample deli life with classic New York dishes that will make it hard to put your fork down. Share a combo of three delicious pies or order a bottomless cup of filter coffee and indulge in an authentic late night experience at the Delicatessen. And if you’re in the city on a Friday or Saturday night, take advantage of the Late Shift menu on until 1am.

Ortolana | 33 Tyler Street
Open until 11pm

Sip on a Matcha Latte or a Valrhona Vanilla and Cinnamon Hot Chocolate in the garden oasis of Ortolana. Choose between the courtyard-esque outdoor area or the dim lit restaurant space, for lovers of all things sweet. Wrap yourself in a blanket while you watch the twinkling lights of Britomart.

Sky Café | Sky Tower
Open until 10pm Sunday-Thursday and 11pm Friday-Saturday (November-April), or 9pm Daily (Winter Hours)

In partnership with one of New Zealand’s favourite brands, Kapiti, Sky Cafe offers an array of exquisite cheeses, ice creams and snacks. Enjoy breath-taking 360-degree views of the skyline as well as the selection of iconic New Zealand foods. (Please note Sky Tower admission is required to dine at Sky Café).

Citizen Q | 305 Queen St
Open late Monday -Friday (usually 12am) when a show is on

Serving freshly roasted Allpress coffee and an assortment of sweets ranging from cheese boards to chocolate fondant, Citizen Q is in the centre of all the action. With 100% of profits going towards Q Theatre, fuel yourself and the arts.