Snow City Cafe, Anchorage Alaska

October 2, 2009

When I was planning a recent trip to Alaska, I did a little restaurant research. I haven’t had a lot of luck with restaurants listed in guidebooks, so for the past couple of vacations I’ve looked online for recommendations. Sites like urbanspoon, Yelp, and Trip Advisor have reviews from real people (though you may need to weed out some of the really strange-sounding people!). A look at those sites plus a quick Google search helped me put together a list of possible places to eat in the different cities we were visiting in Alaska. Although I do like to wander around and stumble on a place that looks good, it’s also nice to have some ideas as backup.

One place that kept popping up for Anchorage was Snow City Cafe, which is open for breakfast and lunch. It looked like a good bet, so we went there for breakfast the first morning. Here’s the front door.

Snow City

I ordered oatmeal. Yes, there is oatmeal under the raisins, dried cranberries, Snow City’s own granola, and brown sugar.


My husband ordered pancakes, which he described as being bigger than his head.


We liked what we ordered so much that we went back the next day and both had the same thing again! Our choices had a lot of competition from other good-sounding selections on their menu. If we had been in Anchorage longer, we’d have gone back for more breakfasts!


  1. Those sites you mentioned are AWESOME for finding what is best in a certain city as far as dining is concerned! I love the front door and the food looks delicious! I’m glad you’ve shared your great dining experience!!!!:)

  2. Sounds like a lovely meal. Your oatmeal looks delicious. I love the fork and spoon door handles!

  3. Yum! What a wonderful restaurant!

  4. That oatmeal looks SO good!!!

  5. Sounds like a great place!

  6. oh wow!! i’m glad i’m not the only one who wants to travel and vacation to alaska! maybe one day you can give me some pointers on where to go and what to do to get the best out of that fine state!!

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