A beautiful old church building that was built in 1916 sits near the downtown area of Seward Alaska. From the soft chairs or one intimate table set at the top of a narrow steep staircase you can find views of Resurrection Bay and the dramatic mountains that frame the water through a large arched window.
In 1993 this charming building was turned into a locally owned coffee house which offers rotating art displays and crafted gifts from Alaskan artisans, most of whom live in or near the small town of Seward. A carpeted platform sits in the corner with a piano and small performance area. Quiet music fills the high ceiling room and several sitting areas can be found on both levels as well as in the outdoor garden.
During business hours you can sip Alaskan roasted coffee, a variety of espresso drinks, teas and Italian sodas while munching on locally baked goods. On many evenings, in the summer months especially, you can enjoy an intimate concert or art showing after hours.
You will find locals and travelers alike filling the coffee house visiting, reading, using the free WiFi, playing games or just enjoying the atmosphere. Occasionally you might be entertained by a musically inclined visitor who unexpectedly sits at the piano or on a stool with an instrument in hand.
Resurrect Art Coffee House is my favorite spot in Seward to start my mornings or unwind after a long day of outdoor play. I can often be found with a large mug in hand sitting cross legged in an overstuffed chair upstairs gazing out the large window at the amazing Alaskan landscape that surrounds this little coastal town.