The long awaited opening of Bauhaus in Ballard is finally here; the cafe opens its doors to the public tonight at the corner of NW Market St. and 20th Ave NW. Manager Carrie Wallace says the cafe will be open Monday to Friday at 6 a.m., with a 7 a.m. start on Saturdays and 8 a.m. on Sundays, closing at 1 a.m. seven days a week.
The cafe is bright and airy, with floor-to-ceiling windows facing NW Market St. and a high bar facing 20th Ave NW. There are several small alcoves for seating, with bookshelves scattered throughout.
Wallace says the cafe will be almost identical to their Capitol Hill counterpart, but will offer several vegan and gluten-free pastry options (cinnamon rolls, muffins, and cookies). They’ll also have several grab-and-go lunch options like sandwiches and salads.
Twice Sold Tales is opening in conjunction with the cafe; Bauhaus will have several used books on the shelves that range from 50 cents to $2. The doorway in the above photo will lead into the bookstore, which Wallace says should be fully open by November.
Wallace says they should be ready to serve customers tonight, but will be fully up and running by 6 a.m. tomorrow morning.