The Kobuk

Step back in time at our family-owned gift shop. Sample our famous house tea, shop our selection of candies and gifts, and enjoy our bakery and cafe. The Kimball Building has been providing "essentials" to the people of Anchorage since 1915, serving as the general store for pioneer Alaskans and evolving into an Anchorage tradition. The building survived the 1964 earthquake that rocked most of downtown. Throughout its 100+ years, the historic Kimball building has been home to many types of retail settings, most notably the kuspuk fabrics and sewing notions shop presided over by Decema Andresen,daughter of original owner, Will Kimball. The Kobuk Coffee Company introduced fine china, gourmet coffee beans, loose leaf teas and international candies to the town in 1969. In 1993, Michael, Deborah and Nina Bonito took ownership of the Kobuk Coffee Company and renamed it The Kobuk as the inventory expanded to include a wide variety of unique products. Purchased from the Kimballs by the Bonito family in 2002, the Kimball building now features gifts and jewelry from around the world and a vast collection of Alaskan made goods. The original back living quarters now house the Kobuk Café, bakery and espresso bar where locals and visitors alike can indulge their sweet-tooth with an award-winning donut or a tasty soup and sandwich. Many visitors find the prices just right for grabbing a snack to go for breakfast or the train ride north. Come browse this quaint, old-fashioned gift emporium and give a thankful nod to Decema Kimball Andresen, who refused to sell this historic gem when the city developed Town Square Park on the front step of her family home and business!

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    • Distance to Downtown Convention Centers (miles): 0.2
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Address 504 W Fifth Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501-2220 Local
(907) 272-3626
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