Coffee is a great way to end a date, but finding a coffee shop that stays open past dinner can be a challenge. Here are spots with good coffee, some atmosphere, and late hours. -- By Emily Leaman, Published Monday, July 11, 2011, Washingtonian Magazine
2459 18th St., NW; 202-232-5500
"Finding a seat at Tryst can be hard on a Friday or Saturday night. But get one and you’re rewarded with good people-watching—from college students fueling up for a night out to workaholics tapping on laptops. A menu of spiked drinks includes bourbon-laced black tea and vanilla chai with rum. Open until midnight Sunday through Wednesday, till 2 am Thursday, till 3 am Friday and Saturday."