snow city cafe

Snow City Cafe

Breakfast, Café, Coffee Shop
$ $
1034 W 4th Ave (at L St)
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 272-2489
7:00am - 3:00pm
7:00am - 3:00pm
7:00am - 3:00pm
7:00am - 3:00pm
7:00am - 3:00pm
7:00am - 4:00pm
7:00am - 4:00pm

Anchorage, Alaska is certainly snowy, so a restaurant called Snow City Café is definitely right at home there. Charming and cozy, it’s exactly the place you want to be on a cold and snowy day.

A popular brunch spot since it first opened in 1998, the café uses the freshest ingredients and buys from local vendors when they can. Just about everything is made from scratch, and there are plenty of vegan and gluten-free options.

Seven different varieties of Benedicts are available, as well as eight different egg dishes ranging from the crabby omelet (with snow carb, Swiss cheese, green onion, and avocado) to the tundra scramble (reindeer sausage, green pepper, mushroom, red onion, and Cheddar). Biscuits and gravy, breakfast burritos, French toast, pancakes, and homemade oatmeal round out the breakfast options.

For lunch, there’s a selection of homemade soups, and salads include a kale and beet salad and the Seattle Chop, with greens, chicken, tomatoes, Parmesan, croutons, avocado, and roasted garlic dressing. Sandwiches include lots of panini, meatloaf, house-roasted turkey breast, and macaroni and cheese. All desserts are made in-house as well. 



  • Try the Heart Attack on a Plate (or the Veggie Bypass, if you're vegetarian like me). It's the best breakfast around!
  • Make an online reservation to decrease or eliminate wait time.
  • Breakfast all day long, try the Eggs Benedict!
  • Having coffee while you are waiting is not complimentary-it clearly says have it while you wait, pay for it when you sit down.
  • If you get a complimentery coffee while you are waiting for your table, DO NOT TAKE IT TO YOUR TABLE or you will pay 2.25. Just a solid tip!
  • Their hashbrowns are bomb!
  • The best hash browns I have ever had. Crispy and soft. The ultimate combo.
  • Must have the Stuff French Toast and don't forget the side of Reindeer Sausage
  • Great atmosphere! They use *unsweetened* soy milk in their lattes, which was a bonus. My brother had the "Deadliest Catch" - 2 Eggs Benedict with one salmon cake and one Alaskan king crab cake. Nom!
  • if you're just stopping by for some coffee grab a blueberry lemon crumb bar too. deliciouso!
  • Great coffee and hasbrowns. Relaxed vibe.
  • Ship Creek Benedict has a weak flavor profile- instead, I get the Kodiak Benedict; avoid the Wild Mushroom Omelette 'special'.. The homemade country gravy is very good- I got under cooked hash browns!
  • Crabby Omelet was amazing, hash browns were cooked to perfection and my rice milk chai tea latte was delicious! Gluten Free toast available too!
  • Eggs florentine
  • Get here before 8am on the weekend. It's very popular.
  • Easy online reservations available. You are also able to indicate if you are celebrating something special. We took this route and only waited five minutes when the walk-in wait was fifty-five minutes
  • OMG this freaking amazing!!!!
  • The cream cheese cinnamon roll is incredible!
  • Its all good... Make a reservation at or risk an hour wait.
  • Please don't bring the check to the table before I am done eating!

Nearby places

320 W 5th Ave (at C St)
300 L Str (btw 3rd & 4th)