Nish Nush: A Middle Eastern Street Food Hatch on Bree

Nish Nush: A Middle Eastern Street Food Hatch on Bree

A hole-in-the-wall hatch doling out the tastiest shwarmas and falafels.

Tucked away in a hole-in-the-wall kitchen next door to Hank’s Olde Irish, this wildly popular hummus hatch is owned by Israeli-born Ofer Hollinger, who dishes out some of the best falafel and hummus in town and mouth-wateringly good shwarmas, too. Nish Nush (“snack” in Hebrew), was born out of Ofer’s constant search for the perfect pita in South Africa and started as a stall at the Neighbourgoods Market.

Nish Nush Bree Street

No drama; just shwarma

The menu is simple but packs full-on flavours of the Middle East. Each hearty sabich (sandwich) is a homemade pita stuffed with tahini, Yemeni zhoug, fresh chopped salad and succulent beef strips (for the shwarma), all sliced and assembled while you wait.

Nish Nush Bree Street Menu

The falafels have already spawned a cult-like following. These small crunchy balls of perfection come hot and golden and can be enjoyed in a pita or on a plate with all the trimmings. Another special mention should go to the luxuriously creamy hummus. Order your falafels on a bed of this stuff and thank us later. It’s available in 250g take-home tubs for dipping, slathering, or just enjoying with a spoon.

If the curbside craving hits…

Nish Nush Cape Town

The sunshine-yellow hatch is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday to Saturday. Simply place your order at the counter and wait to be called; if you’re lucky you might even get offered a sneaky tahini-topped falafel to taste while you wait. You can enjoy your feast curbside on the stools provided, or ask to have your order wrapped to go.

If you’re looking for a quick yet tasty lunch-hour pitstop, or a sneaky snack after drinks, nip past Nish Nush.

Opening times Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 10pm
Contact details 061 543 1120,
Address 110 Bree Street, CBD, Cape Town

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