Pegasus Coffee House has always run on love…and the tradition continues.

Pegasus Coffee House began humbly in 1979 on a boat in Eagle Harbor. A year later, it moved into the old Anderson Hardware Store building on Parfitt Way, a 1937 landmark building covered in Virginia-Creeper. Pegasus has always been a place where locals gather, artists display their work, and visitors enjoy one of Bainbridge Island’s legacies. It is the perfect hangout to mix with friends, new and old.

In 2018, Kell Killian continued the tradition that had been in place for over 40 years—great brew, great food, and great company. In addition, Pegasus now serves wine, beer and cider. Kell and his family had been on the road for many years, travelling the world while his wife served in the U.S. Military. Those travels exposed Kell to a variety of hospitality industry positions, such as managing Kelly’s Coffee & Fudge Factory’s, working alongside Tim Caster as a coffee sample roaster, and making ice cream with Amy’s of Austin, TX. In addition, Kell began cooking with an apprenticeship with the U.S. Department of Labor, and was featured as a Ritz-Carlton pastry chef in Pentagon City, a site chef for A Catered Affair in Washington, DC, an executive chef of the Old Hagatna Grill in Guam, the 29 Palms Marine Base in California, and the Bear Town Bistro in North Carolina. Finally, with his wife’s active service coming to an end, they decided to settle on Bainbridge Island, where Kell is now the owner and executive chef of Pegasus.

Pegasus partners with many local Bainbridge Island businesses, such as Pegasus Coffee Roaster, Bainbridge Brewing, and Powell & Jones Craft Chocolate, as well as businesses in the surrounding areas – to read more about their partners, click here.

The support of local artists has always been part of Pegasus, and Kell and his staff have expanded upon that tradition with their new Pegasus Artist of the Month, which is kicked off each month during First Friday Bainbridge Art Walk. This April’s artist is Deborah Rhee, whom I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing on this blog (click here to read that article).
Deborah’s exhibit at Pegasus is inspired by her journal art work, where she’s incorporated her journaling practices into small and large works on canvas, using a variety of mediums from ink, pens, and oil markers. To read more about her journaling, click here.

Join Pegasus and Deborah Rhee for April 2019 First Friday Art Walk (April 5th from 6pm to 8pm), or just stop by anytime to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee, some great food, or perhaps a beer or glass of wine – Pegasus has it all!

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