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104 Barracks St, Sitka, AK 99835-7532
+1 907-747-8856
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwich” (3 reviews)
“the main drag” (2 reviews)
“in town” (4 reviews)
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104 Barracks St, Sitka, AK 99835-7532
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

This small cafe (attached to the back of a bookstore, hence the name) offers really yummy eats and drinks that are really worth sampling during your Sitka visit :)). There’s a nice array of fresh made sweet treats, sandwiches, and soups... all delicious! Order coffee...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GC404
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Home baking while you watch, great soups and sandwiches, and a genuine hometown feel. They make a tourist feel like a neighbor.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank wws68
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I love the baked goods (gf!)and the coffee, but I always feel like they think they are doing me a big favor by serving me. It must be nice to be one of the only coffee shops in town, with a sweet spot on the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank giniperry
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

No visit to Sitka is complete without a visit to the Backdoor cafe. Top quality espresso drinks and fresh snacks made daily on site make this the best choice for treats and to get the local experience.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Eclipse D
Reviewed 26 November 2017

This local coffee shop is in the back of the bookstore downtown. A great place for breakfast and/or lunch. The food is homemade and very good.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank travelinghof
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Decent sandwiches, nice soup but For HEAVEN SAKES - given the kind of clientle that frequent places like this - OFFER GLUTEN FREE!!!! We've been here lots over the past month and the Gluten free offerings are "hit or miss". BE Consistant! My significant other...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank koolbill
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in around 2pm for a quick cup of coffee. Coffee wasn't very hot and the baristas weren't very friendly. Not exactly rude, but not very welcoming. The place is cute and I love the idea of a small coffee shop attached to an independent...More

Date of visit: August 2017
2  Thank millbaybeach
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

What a great bakery coffee house! Lots of locals having their morning coffee. The berry bars are so fresh and not overly sweet. Excellent coffee and sunny friendly staff.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank rgt3
Reviewed 1 July 2017

this coffee cafe was recommended to us by our taxi driver. It's off the main drag and has the feel of where the locals hangout to get a cup of coffee and visit. The was art displayed by local artist and yummy stuff to eat...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank mischelle0
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Get there early and get the cinnamon rolls while they're hot. They are large and yeasty and not too sweet. Low key, coffee shop environment with a great selection of coffee, tea and hot cocoa, in addition to the bakery goodies.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Susan S
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Takeout, Seating
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  • Address: 104 Barracks St, Sitka, AK 99835-7532
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Sitka
  • Phone Number: +1 907-747-8856
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