Seattle >Restaurants > Bauhaus Books and Coffee
301 E Pine St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9812247.615134 -122.327809
Monday To Saturday From 06:00 AM To 01:00 AM Saturday To Sunday From 08:00 AM To 01:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Broadway, Capitol Hill
See and be seen at this coffee house. Sure, the coffee is good - but it's even better when you can score one of the coveted outside seats and hang with the cool kids for awhile.
Sidewalk seating, soaring ceilings, solid coffee & tea and a big old comfortable room filled with books, tunes and free wifi keep the hipsters on the hill (and a few of us interlopers) coming back for more.
Textbook hipster location on the outside, but built on solid coffee drink foundation of consistently good stuff. Grab a cup, settle into a nook with a book or a laptop and enjoy the always good tunes and the haters at the table next you whining about the selection.
Weniger aber besser! – Less is better - this is a motto of the Bauhaus movement.
This is a European bookstore / library with coffee.
The quintessential Seattle.
Just don't tell about it to tourist - so they don't come and spoil the fun ;)
I miss this place! – I moved to New York recently and have yet to find a coffee shop as good as Bauhaus in Seattle. The baristas and coffee are the best!
Great coffeehaus! – But of course you'd expect a great place to be a little crouded! The mix of people there was so interesting to me. There was such a drastic mix of people, which added to the diversity and attraction to the place. There was a vintage library feel was a bit eclectic, yet nostalgic. The coffee was delicious and the bagel I got was just what I expected a bagel to be.
Great coffee, bad service. – This place serves REAL coffee! Great drinks, and such a kitchy place. The service was pretty poor though -- exemplifies the Seattle freeze. You forget all about the baristas once you taste the drink though. Yuuuuuum...
Unfriendly employees, pretentious patrons, mediocre coffee (at best). I didn't realize I needed a nose ring, skinny pants, and 12 tattoos to get decent service. Unfortunately, this is typical Capitol Hill snobbery. No thanks, I'll spend my money where my business is wanted and the product is acceptable.
Best Coffee shop and have been going there for all my years in Seattle – I go to college on Capitol Hill, and I ALWAYS go to Bauhaus to do my homework. I get my coffee there twice a day probably. When school is out, I go read there because I read constantly. I am an alternative kid with lots of tattoos everywhere and theres a lot of really cool people there. It's smoker friendly. I love the coffee and the view. All my friends and I go there to get our coffee and play guitar outside in the summer; while enjoying our cigarettes! I love Bauhaus I can't stress that enough. Reading, coffee, music, and guitar are my favorite things. Thank god we can put it all in one place and ADD A VIEW!
an amazing coffeehouse... – Bauhaus is the best coffeehouse hands down. The coffee is delicious and the baristas friendly and interesting. I've become a regular there even though I live way out it West Seattle. Such an interesing variety of people are always there. The only drawback is that the place is often packed and there aren't enough tables. Oh! Another great thing about Bauhaus is the outdoor seating which is amazing on a hot summer day when you're sitting out there with your iced americano. GO THERE!
2,000 Cups of Coffee Since 1994 Can't Be Wrong – Bauhaus was the very first place I had coffee once I moved into Seattle, in early 1994, and remains the gold standard by which all other coffee shops should be gauged in Rain Town, USA. One could argue that other franchised cafes may actually have better deep roast beans as the base of their bevvies, and personally I think that's a matter of taste. What Bauhaus lacks in corporate efficiency, it makes up for in unique ambience and its quirky clientele. Located on Pine and Melrose, its vantage point between downtown, Capitol Hill and First Hill make it a prime location for people watching, especially at around five-o-clock on a sunny day during the week. The high windows on the west side of the space make for a perfect setting on rainy days with a newspaper or a journal. I moved out of the area in '96, but I still go back there every Sunday morning, really the only place in town where you can hear the Pixies or Funkadelic at 800 a.m. and catch a slice of Seattle's funky side.
Get some work done in this great atmosphere with beautiful looking people! – After a museum visit (Human Bodies) we stopped by at this hip place to get coffee. This spacy place has several tables on two floors. People where sitting down doing some work. One wall is fully covered with books while the other walls had big windows letting in loads of light. I've been told before that the Seattle dress style was pretty easy-going but people hanging around here were defenitely stylish and beautiful! The service was great as well.
super cool hipster place – i like this place for people watching and the coffee. there's a bunch of chairs to sit down and read a book.....i like this place a lot...very unique
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