My first day in downtown Anchorage, I took in lunch at Snow City Cafe. As soon as I entered, I knew I was going to love this place. The ambience is created by an eclectic mix of part diner, part espresso bar, part bakery. The walls are covered with fascinating photos of dogs from sled teams, along with the names of their mushers. Although I could seriously eat bacon every day, I know my doctor would not appreciate that, so I rarely do. However, nearly every time I sit down to a meal in a cafe that serves breakfast all day, I get the exact same thing: two eggs over easy, bacon, potatoes, wheat toast, and an enormous amount of Tabasco. That was my plan for this meal, but after looking at the menu, I decided to order two eggs over easy, hash browns, and wheat toast and substitute Snow City’s housemade salmon cakes for the bacon - this is Alaska after all - and I couldn’t be happier that I did. The hash browns were amazing, as well – I don’t know what their secret ingredient is, but whatever it is, it’s working. I love to include photos of the people working in an establishment whenever I can, but the cafe was packed and I was unable to pull anyone from their duties. They were busy taking care of customers, and you have to appreciate that. We had a 35-minute wait and it was well worth it. If you’re ever in Anchorage, Snow City Cafe needs to be one of the first stops you make.
Snow City Café
This popular brunch spot is known for their eggs Benedict dishes, such as the Deadliest Catch, which includes smoked salmon and Alaskan king crab cakes. Guests order reindeer sausage and crispy hash browns, as well as healthy vegan and gluten-free options. Make a reservation because wait times can be an hour or more at this casual modern diner.