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.
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.
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…
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address 110 Bree Street, CBD, Cape Town
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