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Ada's Technical Books and Cafe

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Go for a coffee, cake, sandwich and get a book

This is a great bookstore with an equally great café. Interesting coffees, good looking sweets, my... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Cute little spot for books and breakfast!

OK, so it was the food that drew me in, as opposed to the books (but the selection of technical and... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
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Oct 17, 2018
“Go for a coffee, cake, sandwich and get a book”
Sep 19, 2018
“Cute little spot for books and breakfast!”
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

This is a great bookstore with an equally great café. Interesting coffees, good looking sweets, my neighbor's grilled cheese sandwich looked yummy. And the books are ones you might not find elsewhere. They also host a number of book and game clubs. Many reasons to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

OK, so it was the food that drew me in, as opposed to the books (but the selection of technical and other books looks interesting, including cookbooks and books and activity kits for children)! It’s a sunny spot in a cute, walkable neighborhood of eclectic...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Food was great, and it's a really interesting collection of tech/science-oriented books. Only complaint is that with people working there on their computers, we had to stand around and only had a space open up to eat at a table at the last minute. It...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

We stopped in here to fortify ourselves before a walk from Cal Anderson Park to the Seattle Center on a recent January morning. It was a rendezvous point suggested by some friends so we weren't too sure what we'd find. It turned out to be...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank emmarytz
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

This place is nerd heaven. The book selection is hand picked and fantastic. There is even a backroom for studying and lectures. The coffee is amazing. The staff is great. The entire place has a great vibe!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed December 15, 2016

I've visited the store several times. First time 'just' looking for a BD gift a book. Their restaurant inside was a pleasant surprise! Great food and coffee. All done with care. While I eat meat they don't offer any and I didn't miss it. Try the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed November 12, 2016

A great surprise! Had never really noticed this place until a friend suggested meeting for coffee there. Really outstanding coffee in a city known for excellent coffee. Loved being surrounded by books ......will return for some of the delicious brew and more browsing!

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

Don't be fooled by the modest exterior of Ada's. Step inside and light pours down from lofty skylights, a tiny patio is tucked away from the bustle of the street. Good coffee and light food items can be enjoyed in the cafe space. There's more...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank cacadian
Reviewed April 8, 2016

Ada's is a wonderful mix of a nice little cafe that happens to sell a broad range of technical books. The book emphasis is a mix of highly technical across a broad range of sciences, engineering, architecture and other interests, as well as science fiction...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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