Bauhaus is the quintessential Seattle study/coffee lounge. Locals have carted textbooks to the original Capitol Hill location for espresso-fueled study sessions for more than 20 years. Bauhaus is now three cafes deep—Ballard, Green Lake, and Capitol Hill—each with book-lined walls and an arsenal of beer and wine, ding dongs, and Mighty-O vegan donuts to keep things from getting too heady. After two years of renovations, watch for the Capitol Hill café’s return to its iconic Melrose and Pine corner spot (expected in early 2015).
Try it there: A straight-up latte—Bauhaus is known for its super-strong dark roast, so go easy if you’re used to lighter brews. Bring it home: A ding dong. Just because you can.