Why, I wonder is it so difficult to find a cafe open in the evenings ?
Throughout the 'Cafe Society' countries of Europe it is possible to stop by for a coffee and dessert or a light snack up to midnight and beyond.
In this country however cafes seem to close down when the office lights are dimmed around 6 or 7pm, even when they are called Insommnia.
Here in Bray it is almost impossible to find a cafe open in the evenings, so if you don't want to go out for a full meal, the only option is the pub.
Maybe the market for late-evening coffee drinking does not exist in the 'Land of the Pint', but I have a hunch that is somebody tried out a late-opening cafe outside of Central Dublin, they would be pleasantly surprised