THE ORIGINAL PEGASUS COFFEE HOUSE
Named one of “The Best Independent Coffee Shops In The World” by the Financial Times, April 2022
A Bainbridge Island tradition since 1980, this is Pegasus’ first store – a specialty coffee landmark and the iconic, ivy-covered birthplace of one of the nation’s most historic coffee companies.
Inspired by and designed in the classic European Coffee House tradition, our Bainbridge location has long been a friendly - if somewhat bohemian - place to gather for outstanding coffee, lively discussion and the free exchange of ideas. A haven for artists, Pegasus' walls have also long been a gallery for local art, and its front window a stage for traveling musicians and poets from across the PNW.
When we opened this location in May 1980, Pegasus became the first coffee roaster to serve espresso over the counter in the Seattle area. The lattes we serve today still use the original espresso recipe we developed more than 40 years ago. They've never gone out of style.
Come visit us and become a new part of our decades-long tradition of great coffee and community!
A PIECE OF BAINBRIDGE ISLAND HISTORY
“We talked for two hours as we sipped coffee in heirloom cups on a warm day. We knew that our tales of the past would be there when we returned, just waiting for us to start a conversation with, ‘Whatever did happen to…’”
Sally Robison – “A Permanent Guest’s Illustrated Guide to Bainbridge Island” (Eagle Harbor Enterprises, 2005)
Front view, 1937
Side view, 1937
Coffee arriving, 1991
Built in 1937, our landmark building was originally home to the Anderson Hardware store and was built by their staff, utilizing bricks salvaged from the old incinerator for the island’s Port Blakely Mill. Until the end of the Mill’s operations in 1922, those same bricks were fired thousands of times and took on a wide variety of tones, a richness that was passed on to the walls of the Anderson building.
When Pegasus threw open its doors to the little-changed building forty-some years later, the amazing aroma of fresh, hand-roasted coffee spilled out. Islanders were led by their noses to a funky new brick coffee house, hangout, and home-away-from-home. Many have been coming back ever since, and they are constantly joined by a mix of new friends, both young and old.
For some, Pegasus Coffee House has been a meeting room, an office spot, or a place where everybody knows their name for many years.
But for all, it serves as a hub for great coffee and community.
VISIT OUR COFFEE HOUSE
131 Parfitt Way, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Hours: Monday-Thursday & Sunday: 7am-4pm, Friday & Saturday: 7am-8pm