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Snow City Cafe

1034 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-1919
+1 907-272-2489
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1034 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-1919
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Reviewed yesterday

staying in Anchorage for a couple of days before departing on a cruise. Found this fantastic breakfast nook that all the locals seem to know. 60 minute wait did not damper the great service and breakfast food we encountered. If in town for a day,...More

Thank BigDogBiscuit
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It such a good place that you usually have to wait for a table....but trust me the wait it’s worth it! Excellent menu, from eggs to pancakes all good and fresh! Definitely a place to go more than once!

Thank 747cap
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the great breakfast at Snow City Cafe. I had the Crab Benedict and it was wonderful. The place has a great vibe, it’s busy but moves people in and out fairly quickly. I’d recommend a reservation on the weekends.

Thank browan04
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food is good but expect a one to two hour wait if you don't arrive when they open at 6:30 AM. The recent hype comes from Obama's visit to Anchorage and the fact that he ate here. However, the food is the same as...More

Thank Camila B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is listed in the local guide as the #1 restaurant for a reason. We ate breakfast there two days in a row! Very casual, and reservations are recommended. While you wait for your table, you can choose a coffee cup and enjoy a...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food, and obviously a popular place because there was a modest wait for tables shortly after doors opened. Portions are big so maybe plan to share a plate.... Great find, and close to the Alaska railroad station.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Even for a 8am breakfast, mid-week, there was about at 20 minute wait. However, there is ample seating in the waiting area, and they even provide the waiting buzzers if you want to sightsee in the area while you wait. The food was excellent and...More

Thank zanewbuxton
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had to treat my friends from lower America to one of the best breakfasts in town. It was crowded like always but we got in and had some great food. Great service and good time. I always get the BOB but ended up getting...More

Thank Zane G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I know I’m going against the grain on this one but I thought Snow City Cafe was pretty meh. It was good, just not awesome. Service was very friendly! Ordered the king crab cake Benedict. It wasn’t anything to rave over. Sorry! B-

Thank saylor1974
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, this place is busy for breakfast but you can make reservations. And while you wait you can by drinks and delicious cinnamon rolls. They also told us the wait would be an hour and we were seated in less than half that. I ordered...More

Thank Melissa G
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maureen c
27 April 2017|
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Response from CheffK | Reviewed this property |
If you're staying at the Clarion Suites downtown on Eighth Avenue, it's only about half a mile away. Enjoy!
5 November 2016|
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Response from KayLondon | Reviewed this property |
Would suggest you arrive as early as possible - just so you can enjoy the experience and refills! Also, the lines will be at their shortest.
26 September 2016|
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Response from Shelley J | Reviewed this property |
We went in late Alaska around 10 a.m. No problem parking on the street and, since we made reservations the day before, just a few minutes wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1034 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-1919
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
  • Phone Number: +1 907-272-2489
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Sunny side up since 1998! We're a popular downtown brunch spot where the staff is friendly, the food is tasty, and breakfast is served all day. Our mission is to use the freshest ingredients available and buy from local vendors whenever we can. Most everything we serve is made from scratch, and with plenty of love. We care about good food, our community, the environment, and making people happy. We offer a variety of vegan & gluten-free options, as well as a range of healthy choices, such as egg whites, fat-free cooking spray, or a side of fruit instead of hash browns. Substitutions are welcome. Come check us out, and see why Anchorage locals have voted us "Best Breakfast" in the Anchorage Press since 2003! Follow us on: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with our handle @snowcitycafe!
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