If the Hotel Captain Cook sits in the heart of Anchorage’s buzzing business district—and it does—then this coffee bar, right off the lobby, could be its nerve center. And while it is undeniably a convenient spot to swing by to pick up an espresso or iced coffee, local fans come back because it’s the kind of friendly place where the barista remembers your name when you order.
A Comfortable Corner in the Heart of Anchorage
The Cubby is a relatively new addition to the legendary Hotel Captain Cook — the city’s main luxury hotel, named after the seafarer who first mapped out Alaska’s coastline. Serving coffee along with quick morning and lunchtime fare near Tower 2, The Cubby sits just steps away from the concierge’s station. With one grand stone wall, large windows and nautically themed artwork, it makes for a peaceful but elegant place to take a quick meeting over a latte, or to check your email and people-watch.
Local Flavor—Both to Eat and Drink
With coffee beans from local coffee roaster Kaladi Bros. — a favorite of many Alaskans — The Cubby offers a full range of coffee drinks, from classic drip to cappuccinos, café au lait and iced coffee. But you can also get a quick and hearty morning meal: breakfast sandwiches, pizzas and reindeer-sausage-filled breakfast burritos, which some call the best in town.
In the Mix of Anchorage’s Business District
If you’re a hotel guest, and charge your cappuccino to your room, you’ll feel like a regular in no time. And even if you're visiting Anchorage and not staying at the hotel, coming here for a no-hassle breakfast and java is a great way to soak up the ambience at this great downtown fixture, bustling with business travelers and folks who work in the nearby courthouse or financial firms.
Despite all of the tempting menu items, one of The Cubby’s best features is still the service. Since The Cubby stays open until 2 p.m. every day, it's tempting to swing back through for a lunchtime pick-me-up and keep sipping well into the afternoon.