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Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
907 683 1656
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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san francisco
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great coffee, amazing breakfast and luck. You could grab and go too. The sweet potato pastries are yummy. Nice outdoor seating. Loved this place.

Thank 2cents_from_sf
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose not to do a sit down expensive breakfast on our last day at Denali. The good folk at the cabins referred us to the Black Bear Coffee House. It is in one of the strips opposite the entrance to the Park and can be easy to miss. At first look, I thought not to go in. But I... More 

Thank NorthFloridian2
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food served here was great for breakfast/brunch and good for take-aways. If you are looking to pack sandwiches and bites for your hike in Denali, this a good place to get them. Favorites include the banana bread, chocolate muffin, cinnamon roll, mac and cheese and BBQ pulled pork sandwich. However, I noticed that myself and a few other customers,... More 

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Weston, Florida
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229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good coffee and a few tables outside where you can relax and enjoy drinking your cup. We had amazing weather and sat in the sun for a break during our shopping in the various stores on each sides of Black Bear Coffee. There is ample parking in front of the shop.

Thank Pomerols
New England - USA
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387 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This rustic restaurant was across the street from the Princess Lodge where we were staying. It was a fun and laid-back Alaska atmosphere. Their menu was fairly extensive, and the prices were a godsend. We had a late breakfast of the "Scratch Biscuit Sandwich" which is like an Alaskan version of the Egg McMuffin, and coffee and tea. They offer... More 

Thank KayTee9
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My companion has celiac so we are always delighted when we encounter an enlightened establishment offering gluten free items. We had their berry bars and they were amazing!

Thank OregonScooter
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Unfortunately experiencing dire coffee across the road at Princess Lodge this cafe was a god send. Good coffee for anywhere in the world and a surprising selections of interesting and healthy food. Great play list to enjoy your coffee to.

Thank weofthenevernever
Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I've visited Black Bear multiple times this summer and have been pleased with all visits. Nice coffee and ok tea selection, but my favorites are the baked goods - everything I've tried has been really fresh and tasty! Definitely worth the time and money to swing by to pick up some snacks for a trip into the park etc. Service... More 

Thank moretickets
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Laid back coffee shop with broad menu and lots of organic options. Small, only sits about 20. Only place open in Denali the morning.

Thank Tom R
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful breakfast in a unique atmosphere. Staff was very friendly and food was delicious. We picked up a delicious breakfast sandwich before our ATV adventure and were not disappointed!

Thank meganmazzawi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $18
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Phone Number: 907 683 1656
We offer a full espresso bar, as well as a variety of other craft beverages, shakes and fresh fruit smoothies. In the mornings, you can come enjoy a home style breakfast, complete with scratch buttermilk biscuits, and for lunch and dinner it's southern style slow smoked BBQ with all the fixins. Our case is always full of fresh, scratch pastries from our in-house bakery. And you should come check out our deli case for fast fresh food to take on your adventures. If you're coming off a busy day, just grab a local beer or glass of wine to enjoy while you linger on our deck, breathe deep and take in the mountains. We pride ourselves in offering fresh, simple food with integrity... And are THE healthy destination in Denali, offering a wide selection of vegan and gluten free items. Also we have fast, free wifi.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?