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Cre­at­ed by the folks behind Anchorage’s award-win­ning Snow City Café, Spe­nard Road­house and Sack’s Café, South Restau­rant + Cof­fee­house was launched to take the best qual­i­ties of those pop­u­lar eater­ies to the South side of town. Locat­ed in a new devel­op­ment near the famed Alas­ka Sand and Grav­el— and off Old Seward High­way — South Restau­rant + Cof­fee House chan­nels a bit of the area’s indus­tri­al past, with a clean, mod­ern space, fea­tur­ing a  ...more

This down­town shop and café is a lit­tle glimpse into old Anchor­age — a city that was­n’t com­plete­ly about log­ging, fish­ing and tough guys. Built in 1915, the Kim­ball build­ing, on Town Square Park at the cor­ner of 5th and E, is a stop on the his­toric walk­ing tour and still has antique fix­tures and floor­ing. It’s eclec­tic, quaint-meets-cool” gift and tea shop is an exten­sion of a famed dry goods and sewing notions store that has been in business…  ...more

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 dri­ve-thru cof­fee stand south of town, it’s pop­u­lar with locals look­ing for a quick, hot brew. The serve local­ly roast­ed Raven’s Brew cof­fee and quick eats, like bagels and brown­ies. It can get a line of cars in the morning.

It’s hard to believe that one of Anchorage’s best wine bars used to be a sand­wich shop. Com­plete­ly revamped in the fall of 2011, this new hot spot in the Hotel Cap­tain Cook has Alaska’s only on-tap wine machine. Choose from 32 wines, select­ed by the hotel’s som­me­li­er, for a 2‑ounce sam­pler or a 4‑ounce pour. The bar also has a lim­it­ed menu, includ­ing Amer­i­can-style tapas, sal­ads, and desserts. Sip your wine at the mar­ble-topped bar,…  ...more

For­mal­ly South­east Waf­fle Co, this cof­fee shop is a sol­id choice for sand­wich­es, soups, bagels, and tea and cof­fee, and fresh­ly made waf­fles — crisp on the out­side, hot and moist on the inside. Bonus: there’s free Wi-Fi. 

Tucked against the entry to Ward Cove, the Green Cof­fee Bean Com­pa­ny may seem off the beat­en track. Yet peo­ple from all over Ketchikan make the trek to this local cof­fee shop and roast­ery. Whether you order an espres­so drink or whole beans to go, the cof­fee is roast­ed to perfection. 

Start­ed in 1986 as a cof­fee cart, the com­pa­ny has grown tremen­dous­ly and is dis­trib­uted through­out much of the Amer­i­can West. That’s because they source excel­lent beans, roast them well (here in Anchor­age) and are pas­sion­ate about the bean! They also offer organ­ic and Fair Trade cof­fee, for the social­ly-con­scious cof­fee drinker. They have sev­er­al loca­tions through­out the city and in down­town, and have knowl­edge­able baris­tas pulling shots for…  ...more

Café serv­ing home­made break­fasts, soups, sand­wich­es, and more

This turn-of-the-cen­tu­ry rel­ic harks back to Tenakee’s busier times as a hub for min­ers, log­gers and fish­er­men who hit town for a soak in the springs and a good time. It has served as every­thing from a jail, pool hall, dance hall, senior cen­ter to a bak­ery and art gallery.

Angoon Trad­ing Co. is a gen­er­al store locat­ed in Angoon, on Admi­ral­ty Island. They car­ry a full line of gro­cery, hard­ware, lum­ber, as well as gifts, and clothing. 

Open week­days, 6a.m. — 5p.m.

A bona fide small-town cof­fee shop on Main Street. They serve good cof­fee and espres­so drinks and have ample seat­ing. The atmos­phere is great, with lots of locals, Alas­ka-made art on the walls, open mic nights and art for sale. The food is stan­dard cof­fee shop stuff — soups, sand­wich­es, baked goods. It’s healthy and tasty, but noth­ing special.

Open sea­son­al­ly from the begin­ning of May until the end of September.

If you’re on your way in or out of Tal­keet­na, be sure to stop at Fly­ing Squir­rel Bak­ery Café, locat­ed at Mile 11 on the Tal­keet­na Spur (just 3 miles from town). The café opened in 2009 and quick­ly became known for their chal­lah and rugelach, as well as veg­an, veg­e­tar­i­an, and gluten-free choic­es — don’t wor­ry, though, there’s some­thing for every­one includ­ing meat-eaters. The own­ers come from the east coast and from a long-time local farming  ...more

This local roast­er is seri­ous about pro­vid­ing top notch cof­fee and espres­so through the part­ner­ship of organ­ic, fair trade coffee

The treats at this down­town Anchor­age bak­ery taste as good as they look. After all, the folks who run Alas­ka Cake Stu­dio see dessert as edi­ble art— but they also offer a Euro­pean café-style spot where you can enjoy a deli­cious snack, sip a cof­fee and watch down­town life go by.

Open sea­son­al­ly from the begin­ning of May until the end of September.

K Bay was born out of the inten­tion to improve the qual­i­ty of all life on the plan­et through the excep­tion­al medi­um of Organ­ic Spe­cial­ty Cof­fee. This local roast­er is seri­ous about pro­vid­ing top notch cof­fee and espres­so through the part­ner­ship of organ­ic, fair trade cof­fee. Own­er Michael (Mike) McGuire is an award-win­ning Barista and aims to make you the best cup of cof­fee in Alas­ka. Hours Mon-Wed: 7am-9pm Thur-Fri: 7am-10pm Sat:…  ...more

If you shop at REI (right next door), you’ll like this place. The menu is cre­at­ed for the health-con­scious, active, food­ie type. There are lots of vegetarian/​vegan options and they spe­cial­ize in healthy wraps, home­made soups and chili, and fruit-packed smooth­ies and fresh juices. Of course they have a large selec­tion of teas and some cof­fee. They have a nice patio with views of the moun­tains, and serve a good break­fast, com­plete with egg…  ...more

Arti­san bak­ery near Down­town Anchor­age. Open Wednes­day — Sun­day 7am — 6pm.

Willi­waw sets itself apart in a few big ways, too: for one thing, it is the only mul­ti-use-style venue found in Anchor­age — a cof­fee­house-eatery-live-music space is more like some­thing you’d see in San Fran­cis­co, Seat­tle or Port­land. Part of Williwaw’s com­plex includes a branch of local cof­fee roast­er Steam­Dot Cof­fee, and there’s even a dis­creet­ly tucked-away speakeasy on the premises.

This small-town cof­fee shop fea­tures couch­es, com­fort­able tables, and a fire­place, along with top-qual­i­ty cof­fee, tea, and baked goods. It’s def­i­nite­ly a local hang­out: friends chat, teens do their home­work, and the baris­tas know most everyone.

Locat­ed in a beau­ti­ful old church, this is a place to find great cof­fee, friend­ly ser­vice, and unique arts and crafts made by locals from Seward.

The cre­ative cooks here think up a new lunch sand­wich and hearty soup dai­ly, which you can enjoy along with free wi-fi and friend­ly smiles from the mer­maids – whose mot­to is We try hard­er.” Vis­i­tors will have to try hard not to pick up some extra sweets for the road. Can you say fresh salt­ed caramel” or Crois­sant Bread Pudding?” 

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