7 West 7 Charles West, at Yonge, 416-928-9041
While it's not really the kind of joint that'd impress at 6 pm, at 6 am 7 really jumps with club kids scarfing back pasta, panini and insalata. Besides Vesta Lunch, is anything better still open? The kitchen never closes.
Sneaky Dee's 431 College, at Bathurst, 416-603-3090
It's closing time, you're hamstered and a platterful of nachos smothered in refried beans and melted cheese seems like a good idea. Kitchen is open Friday and Saturday till 5 am.
Rol San 323 Spadina, at St. Andrew, 416-977-1128
Dim sum by day and straightforward Cantonese dishes after dark. Check out the Michael Jackson/Princess Di mural in the back room. Kitchen is open nightly till 4 am.
Green Room 296 Brunswick, at Bloor, 416-929-3253
This back-alley boite offers all-day breakfasts, cheap pastas and vaguely Tex-Mex mains for the literary -- read broke -- set. Kitchen is open nightly till 1 am.
Red Room 444 Spadina, at College, 416-929-9964
Green's downtown cousin, this louche space recalls colonial Saigon. The grub, too, mixes up Asian and European concepts -- the fewer ingredients the better. Kitchen is open nightly till 1 am.