Obama buys out cinnamon rolls at Anchorage cafe

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President Barack Obama visits with guests at Snow City Cafe in Anchorage, Alaska, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Obama is on a historic three-day trip to Alaska aimed at showing solidarity with a state often overlooked by Washington, while using its glorious but changing landscape as an urgent call to action on climate change. (AP Photo/Andrew […]

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — How many cinnamon rolls does it take to feed a presidential entourage? If you’re President Barack Obama and you’re unsure, you err on the safe side and take the whole bunch.

Obama paid a surprise visit Tuesday to Snow City Cafe, a hopping brunch spot in downtown Anchorage with a bit of hipster flair. Dressed down in a casual coat and sunglasses, he strolled past throngs of cheering crowds into the cafe, where it took just a few seconds before the cinnamon rolls caught his eye.

“How many of those do you guys have?” the president asked a bemused barista. “I’m going to take all of those.”

Feeling generous, perhaps, midway through his three-day trip to Alaska, Obama asked his staffers and even reporters if they wanted a pastry for the road. “Put a little sampler together,” he said.

Then the president waded through a thick crowd of cafe-goers, shaking hands and giving a few hugs along the way.

One unfortunate White House staffer could be seen carrying two giant cardboard boxes of pastries out of the cafe and into the waiting motorcade

Obama has made Anchorage his base as he tours various corners of Alaska this week. He flew by helicopter to Seward on Tuesday to hike the Exit Glacier before visiting the Alaska Arctic on Wednesday.

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