Bainbridge Island, WA- The Original Pegasus Coffee House is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery, a beloved Seattle dessert institution. The collaboration expands the Coffee House’s dessert lineup, providing Bainbridge Island residents and visitors with a delectable new evening indulgence. Customers can now enjoy Hot Cakes’ renowned Dark Decadence and Vegan Gooey Brownie cakes at Pegasus Coffee House everyday after 3pm.
Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery is famous for its delicious assortment of organic, gluten-free and dairy-free desserts, especially its flagship molten chocolate cakes accompanied by locally produced Bluebird ice cream. By introducing Hot Cakes’ molten cakes to its menu, Pegasus Coffee House is expanding beyond its traditional morning pastry and brunch fare, embracing dessert options that are ideal for an after-dinner treat and that pair perfectly with Pegasus’ artisan coffees.
“We believe the original Pegasus Coffee House on Bainbridge Island is an ideal setting for our customers to experience the magic of Hot Cakes,” said Pegasus Coffee president, Matt Grady. “There’s something wonderfully nostalgic and comforting about their desserts that helps magnify the historic and welcoming vibe of the Coffee House. Plus, our coffee and Hot Cakes go really well together!”
Continuing to revive its historical roots, the 43-year-old Pegasus Coffee House is also extending its operating hours on Friday and Saturday evenings, reestablishing a decades-long, pre-COVID tradition. In addition to Hot Cakes, customers will also be able to enjoy Affogatos (espresso & ice cream), Cold Brew Floats, locally produced beer and wine, and a variety of artistic exhibits and performances (including live music) during its extended weekend hours.
“We believe Bainbridge deserves another evening option, something fun to do after dinner for people of all ages,” said Grady. “We are excited to fill this void by once-again offering Island residents and visitors a cozy, elevated experience including one-of-a-kind desserts, outstanding coffee, art, community, and culture.”
“Customers visit our shops to celebrate with us from something as small as a get together with friends, to bigger life events like an anniversary,” said Hot Cakes owners CaraMia and Kevin Murry. “Linking that to the cozy environment of the original Pegasus Coffee House, we think that the live music and artist exhibits will help foster another gathering place for our desserts to spread joy on Bainbridge Island.”
Updated operating hours for the Coffee House are Monday-Wednesday: 7am-4pm, Thursday: 7am-5pm, Friday-Saturday: 7am-9pm, Sunday: 7am-5pm, with exceptions being made for late-night events. Hot Cakes are available now from 3pm to closing time, seven days per week. Alcoholic beverages will be available starting on June 2nd, along with live music from 7-9pm. Decaffeinated coffee and espresso options are always available.
About Pegasus Coffee
Founded in 1979, Pegasus Coffee is a premier specialty coffee company located in Bainbridge Island, Washington. This year, it celebrates its 44th year as pioneers of the Seattle specialty coffee industry. In 1980, Pegasus became the first integrated roaster-retailer in the Seattle area with the opening of its now-iconic Pegasus Coffee House on Bainbridge Island. Then, in 1983, Pegasus opened the first specialty coffee bar in Downtown Seattle, inside the historic Dexter Horton Building. Both locations continue to operate today. Pegasus Coffee is revered for sustainably sourced, high-quality, small-batch, artisan blends and single-origin coffees. With a deep commitment to growers, Pegasus maintains long-standing Direct Trade relationships with farms and cooperatives in Nicaragua and Guatemala. To learn more, visit https://pegasuscoffee.com.
About Hot Cakes
Hot Cakes is a dessert restaurant that specializes in molten chocolate cakes, dessert sauces, and confections which sell nationally in specialty and grocery stores, as well as via nationwide shipping from their website. Hot Cakes was founded at the Seattle farmers markets in 2008 with their namesake product – molten chocolate cake! Every weekend for the next four years cake batter was sold in mason jars for dessert enthusiasts to bake at home- today these are known as the Take & Bake molten cakes! In 2012, Hot Cakes opened their first dessert restaurant on Ballard Avenue just up the street from the farmers market where it all began. In 2015, they opened their second location on Capitol Hill, and in 2023 have plans to further grow the brand with the addition of a third location.