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Black Bear Coffee House

Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, P.O. Box 237, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
907 683 1656
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $13
Cuisines: Bakery, Healthy, Café, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: The Black Bear is an independent coffee house on the boardwalk in Glitter Gulch, right at the base of Mt. Sugarloaf. We are a mile north of the entrance to Denali National Park, in the sweet shadow of Mt. Healy. Come lounge on our outside deck, curl up on the couch with a book or upload all your trip photos with our free high speed WI-FI. We serve breakfast sandwiches, deli style lunch and tex mex dinner. We offer fresh pastries from our in-house bakery (with gluten free and vegan options). Come check out our happy hour specials, and grab a beer or glass of wine to enjoy in the land of the midnight sun.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: The Black Bear is an independent coffee house on the boardwalk in Glitter Gulch, right at the base of Mt. Sugarloaf. We are a mile north of the entrance to Denali National Park, in the sweet shadow of Mt. Healy. Come lounge on our outside deck, curl up on the couch with a book or upload all your trip photos with our free high speed WI-FI. We serve breakfast sandwiches, deli style lunch and tex mex dinner. We offer fresh pastries from our in-house bakery (with gluten free and vegan options). Come check out our happy hour specials, and grab a beer or glass of wine to enjoy in the land of the midnight sun.
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English first
Eagle River, Alaska, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

This was a great place to start the days with a good breakfast and coffee. The service was very good and fast. Seating is a little limited

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San Jose, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Loved this place for their coffees, vegan soups and sandwiches, home-made breads, friendly staff. Located right across Denali Princess hotel.

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Chicago USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We loved the coffee in this place. Hands down one of the best. We went each of the 3 days to have it. In fact every morning we eagerly looked forward to our cappuccino and latte. Our food experience was mixed. Excellent pastries - and deserving of that extra star along w the coffee. You can buy pre packed lunches... More

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Healy, Alaska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Black Bear coffee house offers: -amazing coffee / espresso / shakes / smoothies -delicious baked goods -a new, killer menu featuring tacos, burritos, chips/guac, etc! : breakfast, lunch, & dinner! -a great atmosphere in which to work, chill, or hang out with friends -friendly and accommodating staff -best wifi around A favorite of locals and travelers alike. Black bear never... More

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Brenham, Texas
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a wonderful spot. Great coffee and bagel. I was told they had the best biscuits and gravy. The staff is so friendly,

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

we had dinner , was surprised to find healthy options - Vegetarian soup and Kale /quinoa stuff. Good and healthy food . Outside seating has beautiful view of mountains !

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Kernersville, NC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very nice coffee and pleasant jovial atmosphere. The Oklahoma boys love running their shop. Fresh pastries, sandwiches & coffee is brewed ever so fresh.

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Swartz Creek, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

These guys have gourmet coffee and cappuccino, but there is also a full menu with sandwiches and fresh baked pastries for your hike, burritos, pulled pork sandwiches, and lots more. Excellent provisions for breakfast and through the day.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Had a breakfast scone, a Trail Mix and the best Cappuccino I've had this trip. It was so good we went back for a sandwich at lunchtime and it was excellent.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We found Black Bear Coffee House by chance for breakfast. We were just going to order something from their bakery when a breakfast plate came out of the kitchen. They had a scrambled eggs with scallions with toast, bacon was an add on. Compared to eating at the hotel it was about 1/3 the price and fresher. The coffee was... More

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