In the new-found rhythm of college life, many students can expect to stay up late hanging with friends, studying or partying. By the time the hunger pains begin to stick, many restaurants around town have already closed for the night, leaving fast food options such as McDonald's and Taco Bell.

The Central Florida Future has compiled a list of late-night dining options to choose from when the clock goes past 10 p.m. All the following information is from each restaurant's website.

Pom Pom's Tea House and Sandwicheria

Located in the Milk District, Pom Pom's is one of East Orlando's popular late-night eateries. The small, yet ever-busy shop sells sandwiches such as the Colassal PBJ and Mama Ling Ling's Thanksgiving, with a choice of sourdough, whole wheat, rye and pumpernickel bread. The teas range from herbal, black, green and more. From Monday to Wednesday the restaurant is open until 10 p.m., Thursday closes at 5 a.m. Friday morning and opens back up at 11 a.m. for the entire weekend until Sunday at 6 p.m.

If you go:

67 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando


Hotto Potto

Hotto Potto serves up traditional Chinese hot pot, with a broth base and add-ins, like meats, vegetables, noodles, seafood, spices and sauces for a meal to call all your own. The Winter Park establishment is open until 2 a.m. from Monday through Thursday, until 5 a.m. Friday and Saturday and until midnight on Sundays.

If you go:

3090 Aloma Ave. Suite 150, Winter Park


Tako Cheena

Tako Cheena, in the Mills 50 district, serves up Asian fusion on its menu. Korean beef and Thai peanut satay can be found wrapped inside "takos," enchiladas and burritos. The hip restaurant is open until 11 p.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and until 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. It is closed on Mondays.

If you go:

932 N. Mills Ave., Orlando


Nar Mediterranean Grill

The Mediterranean restaurant, located near UCF, dishes out gyros, kebabs, hummus, pizzas and everything in between. Ingredients are fresh, authentic and homemade, for a healthier late-night option. Nar also offers wine and beer. Nar closes at 11 p.m. from Sunday to Tuesday and at midnight from Wednesday to Saturday.

If you go:

3402 Technological Ave Suite 112, Orlando


Gringos Locos

Gringos Locos has two locations, in the Milk District and downtown, for any post-club desire for tacos, burritos and other Mexican foods. The restaurant offers never-frozen beef, fresh chicken and slow-roasted pork, according to its website. Much of its other ingredients are made from scratch in the kitchen as well. The downtown location is open daily until 3 a.m. and the Milk District location is open Monday through Saturday until 3 a.m.

If you go:

Downtown Orlando:

22 E. Washington St., Orlando


Milk District:

2406 E. Robinson St., Orlando



Noelle Campbell is a Digital Producer for theĀ Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @Noellecampz or email her at

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