Meet Nils & Skipper
A Little Something About the Owners
We came to Alaska on a whim.
We closed our former businesses in Mississippi and sold everything to travel and search for a new season. The last place we ever thought we would land was Skagway, Alaska. But, we were offered an opportunity to sell jewelry in Skagway and took it. It didn't take us long to realize that the jewelry business was not for us. However, in the process we fell in love with Alaska and met Ms. Shirley, a life-long Skagway resident who became a second mother to us. She convinced us to stay and open a coffee shop, despite the fact that we didn't know a thing about baking. However, our mothers do! So we traveled home to Mississippi where we spent four months in our mother's kitchens learning to prepare distinct southern recipes. We came back to Alaska with a delicious menu and have been serving residents and visitors to Skagway ever since!