From salmon fishing in Southeastern Alaska’s Inside Passage to dogsledding in the remote mystical landscapes above the Arctic Circle, life in Alaska means consuming lots of calories to fuel that super-active lifestyle. It’s no wonder that great breakfast places abound—Alaskans demand the best possible start to their busy days. It’s hard to choose just 6 of the best breakfast places in the state.
Situated in the rain forest city of Ketchikan, Cape Fox offers luxury in the middle of a lush, emerald green setting surrounded by the pristine waters of Alaska’s Inside Passage. This is where Ketchikan residents come when it’s a special occasion with friends and family. You’ll find regional delicacies such as cold-smoked salmon on flatbread finished with yogurt and raspberries.
Breakfast is basic here, but The Dockside does basic really good. Try the reindeer sausage and eggs your way for a filling breakfast fit to fuel you through the rest of a busy day fishing—the number one pastime in this quaint seaside town.
Another well-loved Alaskan spot that serves breakfast all day long, Snow City Café has been wowing Anchorage residents and visitors for almost 20 years. With plenty of vegan and gluten free options available, Snow City is the perfect place to bring that group of family or friends with diverse personal dietary needs and preferences. You’ll find something for everyone, and it’ll all taste great. Snow City also makes a point of purchasing ingredients from local and Alaska-based vendors whenever possible.
Another Anchorage favorite, Southside Grill is down home fare served in a friendly environment. Visit once, and you’ll find all your old favorites here as well as make new friends. Come back again and you’re part of the family. This place does everything well, but their biscuits and gravy get the most raves from customers.
As its name implies, The Bake Shop in Girdwood specializes in in-house baked treats that bring to mind a visit to a favorite aunt or grandmother as a child. The sourdough pancakes are particularly prized among locals and loyal visitors, particularly among those seeking a hot breakfast before hitting Girdwood’s world renowned ski slopes for the morning. Their spiced-just-right sweet rolls are another star of their show, featuring light lemon glaze and sprinkling of almonds.
Who would have thought that a little bit of Old Paris could be found in a North American town that can still touch its roots as a rough-and ready frontier community? The Crepery pulls it off, though, so give it a shot when you need a break from the same old bacon and eggs. You’ll find crepes with both sweet and savory fillings to match your mood for the morning along with great coffee and service.