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Bauhaus Books & Coffee - 34 Reviews - 301 E Pine St., Seattle, WA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (206) 625-1600

Bauhaus Books & Coffee

301 E Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 625-1600
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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 touri...


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, t...

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great place for my caffeine fix 7/13/2006

Was recommended to us by a friend. It has a great atmosphere and kick back people to boot. I love the book shelves along with the second level. It is a great place to sit and talk about life. I agree with one of the others, I'm a people watcher, and this is the place to go ;) more

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A Fishbowl of Hip Young People 5/5/2006

Bauhaus seems to attract young, hip, cool people, many of whom are apparently Seattle Central College students. They have a lot of old books for sale -- an enormous set of shelves that covers the East wall, but these are mostly for show. I used to go there more for their free wireless internet access, because I don't think that their coffee is great. But the space is cool -- at least, the layout. There are tall chairs along a bar next to a wall of windows to the West, tables outside as well. The North wall is also entirely windows. The triangular shaped upstairs space, which overlooks those who sit along both windows, has nice views. In other words, it's a place where young people go to relax and be seen, while pretending to do their school work and have coffee. more

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The Quintessential 11/29/2005

Bauhaus is the quintessential Seattle coffee shop. It's hip and brightly lit and full of the beautiful (and not so beautiful) people who make up the Seattle scene. It's on Pine right between downtown and Capitol Hill and has a view of downtown. It's also much more habitable since smoking was banished outside. For some it may be a bit TOO much of a scene, but it sure is a great place to people watch. more

very comfortable coffehouse 10/21/2005

this is one of the coolest coffee house in the city. it is two stories, and i always sit upstairs, where you can see everything going on below, yet have a bit more privacy. theres plenty of reading and conversation going on, perfect balance of background noise and quiet. coffee is delicious, also outside seating, in case the sun actually decides to come out! more

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Enjoyable coffee watering hole 9/22/2005

Bauhaus is open late and has great coffee. If you sit outside you also have a view of the Space Needle. Sitting inside can be nice too, especially if you sit upstairs. This is truly a neighborhood hangout which also adds to the ambiance. The snacks here though do not look very appetizing. Coffee here is not expensive and there are other drinks available for the non coffee drinking crowd. more

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chillin. 9/22/2005

This is a great coffee house for meeting up with friends or for people watching . I used to come here to study in college and I could get a lot done without feeling bored out of my mind. It is very 'hipster' and the people working aren't going to be the same smiley baristas you find working at brand X, but that is what makes the place cool. They do serve up a great cup of coffee and the hot chocolate is good too. It can get crowded, so don't be surprised if you can't find a seat. more

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Good coffee, poor temperature control 9/12/2005

I like the Bauhaus' drinks quite a bit. They make decent coffee drinks and pretty fine hot chocolate. Although I might be the only one who feels this way, the space seems to have extremely poor temperature control. I am not sure why this is exactly, but it always seems either too hot, too cold, too draft, or something. Every time I've gone there with the intention of spending some time reading or doing work I end up leaving in under 30 minutes because it's uncomfortable. more

Great if you don't mind the scene 9/9/2005

The Bauhaus is always packed with hipsters in cowboy boots and big sunglasses, especially in those prime outdoor seats, but once you get past the scene-y atmosphere, it's a great little joint. The espresso is always well-made and service is usually very quick, even on crowded mornings. The WiFi is also a big plus, if you're planning on hanging out for awhile. more

Where to get Coffee in Seattle 8/17/2005

Bauhaus Books & Coffee is an easy walk from most downtown Seattle hotels. An ideal people-watching spot, Bauhaus provides ample window space and outdoor seating during warm weather. Better yet, grab a seat on the balcony overlooking the front counter and observe the Pine Street foot traffic as well as the array of customers below waiting to fuel up on espresso drinks. True to its name, Bauhaus combines form and function to achieve quality: the drinks are consistently good, the staff efficient and the atmosphere urban. Browse the hardcover books lining the east wall of Bauhaus. All are for sale and the collection is a varied mix of genres and topics, including encyclopedias. more

Fabulous Coffee House 8/16/2005

This coffee house is located in Capital Hill and therefore has a unique flavor all to its own. The views of the Space Needle are some of the best in the city. The coffee is good and the walls are filled with books to read. On busy nights it is hard to find a seat. Some people come to chat, some come to study or work, other come to just hang out. I try to take all of my out-or-towners here. It never disappoints. more
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