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: Capitol Hill, Broadway
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.
Best Coffee, Best Staff, Amazing View – I lived in Seattle for a year and I spent a good 6 months of my time at Bauhaus. The staff is incredible; they're the sweetest people in the world and they'll always make you laugh. The coffee is so good, I'm going to miss it a lot. And the TopPot pasteries are a plus. The view of downtown Seattle and Pine Street are rad. You'll always run into friends and it's a great meetin spot. I'm going to miss Bauhaus Books and Coffee so much. Go. Enjoy. I promise, you'll meet rad people and enjoy the coffee. And don't forget to leave Zach and Ian a great tip (they love to dance and sing-a-long to ABBA!).
Coffee with an urban beatnik heartbeat and great people-watching possibilities. – In Short
Ever since Bauhaus opened in 1993, it's been the spot to bring a book and tune out over a cup of coffee--and more recently, tune in over your Wi-Fi laptop. Big windows offer views of neighborhood foot traffic, but like most Seattle coffeehouses, seats outside are hard to come by, even in the cold. Sip San Francisco's Caffe Trieste espresso and coffee, or nibble on scones, croissants, Ding Dongs or classic breakfast cereals.
I'll be back! – Totally loved it! Went on Friday and then back again Saturday evening and spent 4hrs there just reading, sipping an excellent vanmocha and listening to the music. Found this listing and read the reviews and just had to check it out. So glad I did! Everything was great! Plan to go back again and again! Like Starbucks but love Bauhaus! The only pain was parking. But we spent 4 hrs there, after 5 pm so it was kool.
the local opinion – as a native to seattle and former attender of the northwest school (just two blocks away) i spent many years frequenting bauhaus, and can say with complete honesty that it soley got me through senior year on its biting espresso and fabulous ambience. most of all, the people who work there and sit there are hilarious. there is the regular poet who wears the burret, the west african man who plays chess, the swarms of hipsters, and random extras. this is a hub for creativity and alternative vision, and is absolutely essential (and centric) to the essence of seattle.
Long Time Friend – i loved the Bauhaus ever since I moved here six years ago. The coffee has been consistent, the pastries are comforting and the service has been really wonderful and friendly with me. Having been in a recent accident and using crutches, the staff went out of there way to help me with my order every single time. I go in a semi-regular basis and they remember me with a friendly smile and small chat. I appreciate the free Wi-Hi as well - better than most and the view of the Needle is great too!
Nice building; lame service – Every time I have gone to the Bauhaus, I have received the same service, Bad.
The girl behind the counter seems to be more interested in talking to her friends about her boyfriend's band than trying to help customers and the music is so loud you can't hear yourself think.
Good concept for a coffee place, nice look, but very unfriendly.
I would stop there in a pinch for coffee, but if I have an extra five minutes, I will wander up the street to one of the more inviting joints.
Nice hang out except the music – Very nice place to spend an afternoon or evening, working, reading or chatting. Cool location, good views, always very alive.
However, the music is a big negative. Too loud and just plain noise at times. If it werent for the music, could probably spend much more time here.
Ok - bad in the evening... – Great place... The connection environment service food can't be beat... However - the music in the evening is too loud and of a quality which does not lend itself to reading thinking studying.
Requests to the staff to turn the music down just a bit are ignored.
Nice place to chat - not a great place to hang and take advantage of the connection.
bauhaus – The most amazing lattes I have ever experienced.
Bauhaus is the anti-Starbucks.
"The" Seattle Coffeebar – Bauhaus defines Seattle cafe. Cool staff, good music (if not a bit loud sometimes), interesting clientele (beatnik types, like you might find in Williamsburg or Lower East Side in Manhattan).
Great for reading, writing, chatting and people watching. Nice mix of gay and straight. Great place both inside on a rainy February night or a sunny July afternoon outside. Coffee is pretty good as well, as are the top pot donuts they are selling now.
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