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10 Places to Get Your Late Night Coffee Fix in Seattle

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Considering Seattle is one of the most wired cities in the United States, you'd think
there would be an abundance of late night coffee shops in town. The truth is, getting a late night hit of the dark stuff isn't so easy. Perhaps the coffee astute prefer to use an AeroPress or practice their technique for pulling the perfect shot on their home espresso machine. Nerds.

Either way, here are 10 spots that are open until at least 11 pm for when you want a little pick-me-up before bedtime. (And yes, most of them are on Capitol Hill — the city's always-spinning disco ball).


— Brenna Ciummo is a writer for seattlecoffeegear.com.

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Bauhaus Books & Coffee

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This iconic Capitol Hill coffee house is open until 1:00 am daily. The shop’s later hours, free wi-fi and shelves loaded with books (which are free for patrons to borrow during their stay) make this the perfect spot to grab a latte and do some late night reading. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide stunning views of the Space Needle no matter where you sit. Bauhaus also has a free movie screening once a month — an added bonus for film buffs.

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Biscuit Bitch at Caffe Lieto

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Featuring “kick-ass espresso,” Biscuit Bitch brings southern cooking (namely biscuits) to Pike Place Market. Open from 7:30 am to 2:30 am on Fridays and starting at 8:30 am on Saturdays, this is a great place to go after partying to soak up late night shenanigan indulgences with hearty biscuits and caffeine. Try one of their signature drinks such as the Seattle Fog (their take on the Earl Grey tea latte) or the peppermint mocha topped with marshmallow whipped cream (!!) and crushed peppermint candy.

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Cafe Pettirosso

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This newly remodeled café has everything you could possibly desire: good food, free wi-fi, mixed drinks, beer, wine, and fresh brewed Lighthouse coffee from 9:00 am to 2:00 am Tuesday through Sunday.

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Caffé Vita

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Open until 11:00 pm everyday of the week, the relaxed atmosphere and free wi-fi make the Vita roasting plant a great place to do some after hours work. Head upstairs for a bit more privacy. Plus, the smell of fresh brewed coffee wafts upwards, right?

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Chocolati Greenwood

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Although this cozy café has great espresso and tea drinks, their hot chocolates are really worth a try. There are two styles (house and European) and a variety of flavors (such as raspberry, mint, caramel and cayenne). The store is open until 11:00 pm daily.

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Dilettante Mocha Café & Chocolate Martini Bar

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Dilettante is also chocolate-focused, but you’d be remiss to call it “just another chocolate café.” Open until 11:00 pm Monday through Thursday and until 1:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays, it's a choice spot to end a night on the town with a double shot martini or a cioccobreve with your choice of five different chocolate options.

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Liberty

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Most people know about the killer cocktails here, but what's less obvious is that the bar doubles as a coffee shop during the day. Their espresso drinks are made with the same TLC (and by thoroughly trained baristas) as their libations. Liberty brews Stumptown coffee from 7:00 am to 2:00 am, so you can get your caffeine fix whenever you desire. There's also wi-fi.

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Roy Street Coffee & Tea

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Why would a disguised Starbucks make the list? Because besides Clover and traditional espresso, you can also get pour-over and French press coffee, now trendy with third-wave coffee drinkers. Open from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm Monday through Friday, the shop also serves tea, beer, wine and snacks for your late night cravings.

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Trabant Coffee & Chai

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Located in the heart of the U-District, you are likely to find a number of students taking advantage of Trabant’s daily midnight closing time. The shop brews a variety of roasters for their drip coffee and espresso, often rotating in a guest roaster or two. They also have outstanding chai and unique specialty drinks like the Freddy Quimby (a mix of spicy chai and apple cider) and BRU Paul (16 oz lemon hibiscus syrup, iced coffee and lemonade).

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The White Rabbit

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If you are looking for a fun night out and great espresso drinks (because, those two totally go together), this music café in Fremont is the place. Open until the wee hours everyday of the week (6:00 pm to 1:30 am Monday through Thursday, and until 2:00 am Friday and Saturday and midnight on Sunday), White Rabbit features a full bar and Stumptown coffee, which are often combined to create coffee cocktails. All espresso drinks are double shots and served 8 oz.

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Bauhaus Books & Coffee

This iconic Capitol Hill coffee house is open until 1:00 am daily. The shop’s later hours, free wi-fi and shelves loaded with books (which are free for patrons to borrow during their stay) make this the perfect spot to grab a latte and do some late night reading. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide stunning views of the Space Needle no matter where you sit. Bauhaus also has a free movie screening once a month — an added bonus for film buffs.

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Biscuit Bitch at Caffe Lieto

Featuring “kick-ass espresso,” Biscuit Bitch brings southern cooking (namely biscuits) to Pike Place Market. Open from 7:30 am to 2:30 am on Fridays and starting at 8:30 am on Saturdays, this is a great place to go after partying to soak up late night shenanigan indulgences with hearty biscuits and caffeine. Try one of their signature drinks such as the Seattle Fog (their take on the Earl Grey tea latte) or the peppermint mocha topped with marshmallow whipped cream (!!) and crushed peppermint candy.

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Cafe Pettirosso

This newly remodeled café has everything you could possibly desire: good food, free wi-fi, mixed drinks, beer, wine, and fresh brewed Lighthouse coffee from 9:00 am to 2:00 am Tuesday through Sunday.

[Photo Credit]

Caffé Vita

Open until 11:00 pm everyday of the week, the relaxed atmosphere and free wi-fi make the Vita roasting plant a great place to do some after hours work. Head upstairs for a bit more privacy. Plus, the smell of fresh brewed coffee wafts upwards, right?

[Photo Credit]

Chocolati Greenwood

Although this cozy café has great espresso and tea drinks, their hot chocolates are really worth a try. There are two styles (house and European) and a variety of flavors (such as raspberry, mint, caramel and cayenne). The store is open until 11:00 pm daily.

[Photo Credit]

Dilettante Mocha Café & Chocolate Martini Bar

Dilettante is also chocolate-focused, but you’d be remiss to call it “just another chocolate café.” Open until 11:00 pm Monday through Thursday and until 1:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays, it's a choice spot to end a night on the town with a double shot martini or a cioccobreve with your choice of five different chocolate options.

[Photo Credit]

Liberty

Most people know about the killer cocktails here, but what's less obvious is that the bar doubles as a coffee shop during the day. Their espresso drinks are made with the same TLC (and by thoroughly trained baristas) as their libations. Liberty brews Stumptown coffee from 7:00 am to 2:00 am, so you can get your caffeine fix whenever you desire. There's also wi-fi.

[Photo Credit]

Roy Street Coffee & Tea

Why would a disguised Starbucks make the list? Because besides Clover and traditional espresso, you can also get pour-over and French press coffee, now trendy with third-wave coffee drinkers. Open from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm Monday through Friday, the shop also serves tea, beer, wine and snacks for your late night cravings.

[Photo Credit]

Trabant Coffee & Chai

Located in the heart of the U-District, you are likely to find a number of students taking advantage of Trabant’s daily midnight closing time. The shop brews a variety of roasters for their drip coffee and espresso, often rotating in a guest roaster or two. They also have outstanding chai and unique specialty drinks like the Freddy Quimby (a mix of spicy chai and apple cider) and BRU Paul (16 oz lemon hibiscus syrup, iced coffee and lemonade).

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The White Rabbit

If you are looking for a fun night out and great espresso drinks (because, those two totally go together), this music café in Fremont is the place. Open until the wee hours everyday of the week (6:00 pm to 1:30 am Monday through Thursday, and until 2:00 am Friday and Saturday and midnight on Sunday), White Rabbit features a full bar and Stumptown coffee, which are often combined to create coffee cocktails. All espresso drinks are double shots and served 8 oz.

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