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