If you find yourself wandering around downtown Anchorage and smell something tasty, you may be smelling Snow City Cafe, a staple downtown eatery that is highly popular with the locals for their brunch options. This popular spot serves breakfast all day, and they do so quite well. So well, in fact, that the locals have been consistently voting this the ‘Best Breakfast’ in the region since 2003 (Anchorage Press).
Opened in 1993, this cafe serves the freshest ingredients available, using local vendors when they can. Their food is mostly all from scratch, the company focusing on ‘good food, community, the environment, and making people happy’. That’s quite the goal to take on, we agree, but after you taste their food and meet their staff your group just may understand a little bit better. There are several healthy, vegan, and gluten-free options, as well as weekly specials featuring classics like fried egg sandwiches. Try the crabby omelet, sockeye smoked salmon cake, or nuevo huevos, the later packed with black beans and guacamole, the perfect breakfast kick.
This cold city hotspot is open from 7am to 3pm daily, quickly filling up in the morning, sometimes with lines forming outside on the 4th and L Street corner. After you’ve grabbed a bite to eat check out all the clothes, apparel, and even cups they have for sale, you may want a souvenir after such a good breakfast!