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Middle Way Cafe

1200 W Northern Lights Blvd, Ste G, Anchorage, AK 99503-3652
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Ranked #25 of 683 Restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Vegan, Vegetarian, Organic
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Anchorage, Alaska
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The Middle Way Cafe has become a victim of their own popularity. The food's excellent, as is the coffee and deserts. But over the breakfast and lunch hour, you almost can't get through the door. The off times are okay, though.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Had very good food and priced decently considering it is AK. Similar to price at home in Santa Fe. Seemed to be the place to be seen with lots of local hip young and older folks eating and doing WIFI

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Rocklin, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Pumpkin Phailures I don't get to Alaska but every other year it seems and for the past several visits I've always enjoyed a stop at Middle Way. First for the food and second its proximity to other shops I enjoy in the area. On a lovely fall day recently I met a friend at MW. We staked out a table... More 

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108 reviews 108 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

While staying at the Artic Adventure Hostel, an employee suggested Middle Way Cafe for a "good breakfast." I arrived early, around 7:30 am before the crowds on a Sunday morning. When I walked in this place, tucked in a strip mall near REI, I was hooked. The offerings were enticing. I ordered multigrain pancakes with bananas and blueberries, and a... More 

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Davis, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We LOVE Middle Way Cafe! They have great gluten-free and vegan options, which is just awesome! They make fantastic pastries with rotating flavors each day. So good! Even though it can get pretty busy there, the staff is always super friendly.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Eclectic, often crowded, and a bit on the pricey side, Middle Way Cafe offers a wide variety of sandwiches, soup, salads, smoothies, and espresso drinks. The majority of the items are vegetarian/ vegan friendly, and all the food is extremely fresh and nutritious! Waiting for your order can sometimes take awhile, but if you come in at the right time... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

While we love the food at Middle Way Cafe, we find the crowded jostling for tables and the long waits for food to be enough to keep us away. Happy to visit early in the morning for a delicious breakfast burrito and smoothies, or coffee, before the crowds arrive. Today we arrived shortly before noon and had to wait 15... More 

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Lisbon, CT
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

we ordered a tuna fish sandwich and a spicy chicken sandwich the chicken sandwich was very good but not at all spicy and the bread on the tuna sandwich was dry and not satisfying. I do want to say that the restaurant was clean and the service was good even though they were very busy. I do think this is... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Enjoyed a magnificent Shepard's omlet with homefries, whole wheat sourdough toast & coffee. Others got oatmeal with whole grain.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Loved this cafe for its delicious and unique sandwiches. Turkey with cranberry sauce, avocado, and Tuscan Tuna...all were wonderfully prepared. I like the deli feel of this place. Lots of young people were there to liven things up! Looked like the locals loved this place. I didn't have any coffee, but the menu was extensive. I highly recommend this cafe.

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Additional Information about Middle Way Cafe

Address: 1200 W Northern Lights Blvd, Ste G, Anchorage, AK 99503-3652
Phone Number: 907-272-6441
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Vegan, Vegetarian, Organic

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