April 28th, 2023
Bainbridge Island, WA – Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) is proud to announce the unveiling of a redesigned BIMA Bistro including a new Pegasus Coffee espresso bar. The launch of the new Bistro will be celebrated with a kick-off reception on Friday, May 5th. The BIMA Bistro is located in the heart of the museum, enveloped in the art of the Puget Sound region, and is known locally as the living room of the community. The Museum and Bistro are located right at the first intersection when driving off the ferry at 550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.
In response to frequent visitor requests for espresso at the museum, the remodeled Bistro will now offer a full menu of espresso-based beverage options featuring Pegasus’ top-quality coffee, ethically sourced and roasted weekly on Bainbridge Island. The new coffee bar will complement Chef Stephanie Knutson’s rotating menu of artfully created and seasonally inspired Pacific Northwest cuisine. The Bistro’s updated look pulls from coffeehouse culture, using rich tones to create a cozy feel, and a salon-style wall featuring art from BIMA’s Permanent Art Collection.
“Coffee and art make the perfect pairing,” said Korum Bischoff, BIMA’s Director of Communications & Visitor Experience. “For years now, one of the most frequent questions we get at museum receptions is whether the Bistro has espresso. We’re thrilled that the answer will finally be ’YES.’ The redesign of the Bistro space and partnership with Pegasus Coffee will enhance the overall experience for our visitors.”
In celebration of its 10th anniversary this year, Pegasus Coffee has also collaborated with BIMA to create a custom blend of coffee to be served and sold exclusively in the Bistro. The medium-roast blend features high-scoring coffees from Colombia, Sumatra, and Tanzania, and offers tasting notes of orange, spice, and subtle cocoa. The blend can be enjoyed exclusively at BIMA’s Bistro, and bags of whole bean coffee will be available for purchase at the museum’s gift shop and on the Pegasus Coffee website.
“We’re thrilled to partner with BIMA to bring together two Island institutions,” said Pegasus President and co-owner Matt Grady, “and to promote a space that Pegasus has long supported and inhabited – the intersection of great coffee, community, and the arts.”
The collaboration with the BIMA is part of Pegasus Coffee’s efforts to expand its presence on Bainbridge Island. The Coffee Bar at BIMA Bistro provides a convenient location for Island commuters and visitors alike to grab a high-quality cup of coffee just steps from the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal.
The Bistro is now open Wednesday-Monday 10am-4pm and Tuesday 10am-3pm. For more information visit www.biartmuseum.org.
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About Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
BIMA inspires curiosity, wonder and understanding by connecting people with the contemporary art and craft of the Puget Sound region. Fueled by creativity and collaboration, BIMA commits to building a world where art is essential to thriving communities. The Museum exhibits, interprets, preserves, collects and promotes works of proven cultural value as well as new works by emerging artists and craftspeople. BIMA is open daily 10am-6pm and gallery admission is always free. The Museum is located in 35 minutes from Seattle by ferry in beautiful downtown Bainbridge Island, at the corner of Hwy 305 and Winslow Way—just steps from the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal and easily accessible via public transportation or by car from the Kitsap Peninsula.
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. Next, 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.
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