Here at Java Flats we take pride in handcrafting wholesome and delectable meals and love creating a relaxed and cozy atmosphere for you to enjoy. This year, however, Covid 19 has necessitated some flexibility of our business model. Out of respect for the health and safety of our friends and neighbors here on our sweet Island home, our teeny tiny dining room is currently closed to the public, and we are serving take out from the drive up exclusively. Don't worry though, all your favorite gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads, breakfasts, smoothies, specialty coffee drinks, and fresh baked goodies are still available, you just have to enjoy them at home, on the top of a mountain, or out in your kayak instead of at your favorite table here at Java. We still offer our breakfast and lunch menus from open till close, so feel free to fulfill that breakfast-for-lunch hankering at 2 pm, or pick up a sandwich to take for lunch first thing in the morning. We still bake daily, so a hot-out-of-the-oven cookie is always a possibility no matter what time it is. As we look forward to fueling your summer adventures, please know that we are diligently putting into practice pandemic savvy food safety protocols, and, as an added bonus, also now look like sandwich ninjas in our lovely face masks made and donated by Jennifer Eubanks and Sally Troxel. To smooth this transition to take out only we highly encourage ordering ahead, and have introduced an online ordering service for your convenience. (The link to which can be found back on the home page) Because this is a new service (and I never fully trust new technology) please be liberal with feedback on the functionality of this new system. You can reach us by text with feedback or suggestions anytime @ (907) 539-6565!
In the Flats, our homes are tucked into the foothills of a horseshoe of mountains surrounding Womans Bay, beautiful in summer's emerald green, striking in winter's tans and whites. We love our community here where there is never a need to drive to town if you just need a cup of sugar, and If there is a traffic jam, it is usually because everyone has stopped to see a bear or two just off the road doing a spot of fishing. I'm reminded of our luck in living here during a pandemic daily as I drive past beaches if they have just ONE car parked, because I'm 100% sure that just down the road a bit our evening dog walk can be had without sharing the landscape. You could say that social distancing is easy and comes naturally here :-) . If you have read this far, you are probably one of our friends and neighbors who have helped us keep the lights on through the mandated changes in business practices this spring, and now through a summer of decreased hungry visitors to our sweet Island home. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and kindness.
I came to Kodiak almost 20 years ago on a lark, taking a break from college to pick up a friend who was here for a summer fishing job. We planned to spend the summer exploring Alaska, then drive back to Colorado together in time to continue our scholastic endeavors in the fall. Upon arriving I fell in love with the landscape, with the mid-July midnight sun, with the new smells and sounds, and with the seemingly limitless possibilities of life discovered through a first solo adventure. That summer Kodiak took me in and shook me up. I learned about wildness and community in equal measure and encountered serendipity face to face, Kodiak has taken good care of me through the years, and my hope in opening Java Flats was to give a bit of that nurturing back. I deeply care about the quality of your experience here and my hope is that by sharing a love for beautiful, wholesome, and tasty foods, Java Flats can make a positive difference in your Kodiak experience. May this sweet island home of ours smile upon you, as it has upon me.
- Alicia -