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.
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