Whether you're hankering for a full hot breakfast or a croissant and coffee to go, Alaska has a variety of local options for savory and sweet, light or heavy breakfasts that is sure to get your day right. No matter if you're looking for a new local spot to try or on a cross-state road trip, these are the best breakfast spots in Alaska.
Snow City Café
Despite their chilly name, Snow City Café has been "Sunny Side Up Since 1998" and voted Best Breakfast in Anchorage since 2003. And with good reason - they offer an awesome variety of breakfast options for any day of the week. You can keep it classic with a build-your-own omelette and golden buttermilk pancakes. Or, you can get adventurous with the first meal of the day and have Snow City's savory breakfast bread pudding or the aptly named "Heart Attack on a Plate" with a full order of hash browns, bacon bits, and egg.
Keep in mind that their breakfast line can get pretty long, especially on weekends, so make sure you get there early. They also cater, so if you want to have a full breakfast or lunch platters for an event for work, don't be afraid to reach out to them.
If you're in Juneau one chilly Alaska morning, head over to the Sandpiper Café. Owned and operated by Doug Arends & Peter Boliver, Sandpiper has a full espresso menu and daily breakfast specials, with breakfast served starting at 6 each morning. Take advantage of fresh Alaskan flavors like Crab Eggs Benedict or Bagel and Lox. You can also dig into classics like pancakes, French toast, omelets, and other specialties like Steak and Eggs, Chicken Fried Steak, Biscuits with Country Gravy, or Tofu Scramble.
Sweet Mermaids is one of the best options for pastries if you have a sweet tooth in the morning. While they do have savory breakfast options like the Alaskan Poboy (with smoked salmon spread), Mermaid Scramble, and Bagel & Lox, the real treats at Sweet Mermaids are the pastries and sweets.
Sweet Mermaids has a wide selection of classic and out-of-the-box pastries in sweet and savory varieties. Whether you want a timeless sweet pastry to start your morning (cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, and coffee cake, yum!) classic savory starts to the day like stuffed croissants and ham and cheese muffins, this place has your back. When the bakers decide to get creative, you may end up seeing one of Sweet Mermaids' many varieties of cereal doughnut or seasonal delights such as a white chocolate pumpkin bar. You never know what you're going to see when you walk in.
Breakfast person or not, it is definitely worth getting out a little earlier to have a sit-down breakfast at one of these local spots. If it's a hurried weekday, there's always pickup options to make sure you have a nice breakfast at work or on the way to the office.