131 Parfitt Way S.W. - Bainbridge Island - 206-842-6725 - map

Join us morning noon & night or any other time of day. Not only are we serving the best island-roasted coffee and unique Pegasus tea blends, but we pour wine varietals, draft and bottled beer as well as classic cocktails. Sit inside or outside on our shaded terrace for the best in local farm's vegetables made into delicious soups, salads, panini, french fries as well as more heartier lunches and suppers. We bake some exquisite almond croissants, muffins, cookies and pastries as well as serve local baker Pane D'Amore bread.

Still Going After
All these Years.

Yep, you know Pegasus Coffee House has been an Island fixture more than 27 years. It's always been friendly, lively, casual and a bit funky and bohemian. If only the walls could talk! While founder David Dessinger roasted the beans in the back, the coffee house opened its doors on May 1, 1980.

The building was formerly home to Anderson Hardware store and its trademark bricks were salvaged from the Port Blakely Mill incinerator. When David threw open the building's garage doors releasing the aroma of freshly roasted beans, Islanders were attracted to the funky new coffee house. On any given day, Pegasus Coffee House welcomes many types of people.

Some use it as an office, some as a living room, but it's always been a hub for information and the arts. The walls play host to local artists works and there's live coffee house music every week. David has since moved the roasting to Day Road.


Mistaken identities are as common with plants as they are with people. Many folks who have admired the Pegasus Coffee House foliage mistakenly identify it as English Ivy. It's not. It is, in fact Boston Ivy. Here are the differences:

Ivy is a woody, evergreen climbing plant, of which there are several species. One of the most common species of ivy in the United States is (hedera helix), which is native to Africa, western Asia and Europe. According to the U.S. National Park Service, early European immigrants were likely the first to introduce the plant into North America, and grew it for its decorative appeal. English ivy is characterized by having dark green leaves with white veins, which are segmented into three to five lobes each. It will also produce seasonal berries, which are dark purple in color, and clusters of pale, yellowish-green flowers. English ivy is a voracious grower, and uses small root-like fibers and a sticky enzyme to attach itself to various types of surfaces, including wood and brick.

Boston Ivy
Boston Ivy is a deciduous woody vine growing to 30 m tall or more given suitable support, attaching itself by means of numerous small branched tendrils tipped with sticky disks. The leaves are simple, palmately lobed with three lobes, occasionally unlobed or with five lobes, or sufficiently deeply lobed to be palmately compound with (usually) three leaflets; the leaves range from 5–22 cm across. The flowers are inconspicuous, greenish, in clusters; the fruit is a small dark blue grape 5–10 mm diameter.



Friday - Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday - Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Evening Entertainment
Green Muse, 8-10 PM
What Story Do you Want To Tell?
Absinthe Lounge 8-10 PM
Biscuits &Gravy 7-10 PM
Sundays: Live Music
When Scheduled
(check calendar)
Normally Sundays
2:30 - 4:00 PM


The Honest
Pint Project

Honest Pint Project Pay for a pint. Get a pint. The Pub & Pegasus Coffee House have received ‘Honest Pint’ Certification! The Honest Pint Project is an effort to bring transparency to glassware volumes by promoting

the use of glassware that ensures a patron receives at least 16 fluid ounces of beer when a pint is poured. While not against the law and without uniform standards that enforce a uniform measure, the result is a market in which some pubs serve beer in 20-ounce imperial pints while others use glassware as small as 14 ounces — all called ‘pints’. Unwittingly one can pay a premium for beer served in smaller than advertised glass. But, not here.


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Pegasus Coffee House • 131 Parfitt Way S.W. - Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 - Phone 206-842-6725 - Email: click here