From Our Editors
The Three Faces of Bauhaus Books and Coffee
The baristas at Bauhaus specialize in all manner of caffeinated drinks, as well as their decaf counterparts. Since opening in 1993, they've been filling up cups and mugs (the shop sells some emblazoned with its own logo) with espressos, coffees, and teas. Bauhaus keeps brewing from the early morning until 1 a.m. every night of the week. To compliment these drinks, they serve up baked goods, such as scones and donuts.
Bookshelves stretch to the ceiling, covering the coffee shop's back wall with tomes of all shapes and sizes. While it certainly helps create a unique ambiance, the literature isn’t just for looks. A tall ladder rolls along the shelves so guests can retrieve books to enjoy with their cup of joe. The shop brims with tables and chairs, where one can escape into a good book for hours on end—pausing only to gaze toward the Space Needle out large front windows.
Bauhaus doubles as an art gallery, with its walls showcasing canvases from local painters. The shop also presents a classic movie the second Wednesday of every month. There's just one catch: many showings eschew the original music heard in theatrical releases. Instead, DJ Jon Francois and other special guests spin tunes and create new scores as each scene unfolds.