Alaska Small Business Development Center

Twilight Cafe

Experience the Fusion of Asian BBQ and Specialty Coffee in Juneau

Twilight Cafe In 2009, Catherine Hill-Cristobal brought a piece of her homeland to Juneau with the opening of Twilight Cafe. Drawing inspiration from her childhood days working alongside family members in her parents’ wood-carving business in the Philippines, Catherine had a vision of fostering a joyful and collaborative atmosphere in her own business – one she could share with her own children.

Her drive to recreate those fond memories sprang to life in the form of Twilight Cafe, infused with a warm family spirit that resonates in every sip and dish.

With hard work and dedication, Catherine began adding traditional Philippine cuisine to the Twilight Cafe menu, delighting taste buds and leaving patrons wanting more. As she met new people every day, she fell in love with the idea of expanding her business and offering Juneau and its visitors a unique indoor experience for delicious Philippine fare.

And now, years later, Catherine still finds joy in bringing people together over a plate of mouthwatering food.

Catherine collaborated with Ian Grant, Rural Program Director at the Alaska Small Business Development Center, to create and assess a business plan and growth strategy. Their goal was to establish a new location for the Twilight Cafe in downtown Juneau at 228 Seward Street, which would provide the community with the sole option for sit-down dining for authentic Philippines cuisine. This move substantially increases seating capacity and offers a central location.

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Catherine expressed gratitude towards the Alaska SBDC and credited Ian for his assistance in bringing her vision to fruition. About her experience she shared: “It was magical, awesome. I’d like to thank Ian Grant who helped me make the new place a reality. I cannot thank him enough.”

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Get ready to be blown away by Catherine’s excitement for her brand new location! With a ton of plans in store for the upcoming season, she’s keeping us all on the edge of our seats with an eye on her menu.

Speaking of, while the addition of a new street food cart is up and running, the Twilight Cafe also has a whole new menu waiting for its grand re-opening which you won’t want to miss!

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Twilight Cafe is located at 228 Seward St in Juneau and is open Tuesday-Friday from 5:00-10:00 PM and weekends 10:00 A-5:00 PM.

From tea, espresso, and smoothies, to rice bowls and BBQ pulled-pork sandwiches – explore the beverage selection and Asian BBQ cuisine by connecting with Twilight Cafe at and on Facebook.