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Middle Way Cafe

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1200 W Northern Lights Blvd, Ste G, Anchorage, AK 99503-3652
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Anchorage, Alaska
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm went to grab some soup and a smoothie at 3 pm on a weekday. There were several already in the line and once I ordered, I was a bit surprised how long it took. But the lentil soup and smoothie were both good. They have lots of healthy food options but it's not cheap and apparently you do have... More 

Thank BLM-AK
Anchorage, Alaska
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Every time I visit Middleway I have to get a vegan cupcake even though I am not vegan.. they are amazing! I also LOVE their breakfasts and the ultimate avocado melt!! Around lunchtime there is a long wait and often on the weekends around breakfast and lunchtime! I wish they would open a second south-side location

Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I come here quite often. Food is always tasty, healthy and made with top notch ingredients. The smoothies and juices are what they are best known for, but so is their coffee when I'm having breakfast. It helps to know the menu and their methodology ahead of time since this is an order from counter style restaurant. There are paper... More 

Thank D H
mesa, az usa
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have gone a few times when I stop in Anchorage. Luckily the staff is only at the counter, they are never very friendly....my mistake for not knowing the salsa was not included..sorry for asking questions. BUT fortunately the food is amazing. Just walking by and looking in the window at the food is what drew me in. The food is... More 

Thank zepplin20
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has always been my mom's favorite place to get lunch for years since it's healthy... We always order the spicy chicken sandwich with the tortilla chips and for .75 cents extra their homemade salsa!! SOOOOO good, and satisfying. Their service is good also, and the place is always clean. I recommend if you want a healthy lunch w/ a... More 

Thank ShelleyChavez
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Near REI and Alaska club, Middle Way has great healthy food, decent coffee, an interesting menu, nice bakery, long waits on weekend mornings and worth it. Great place to meet the folks you haven't seen for awhile. People are friendly and often share the crowded tables. Kids welcome. Local artworks on display.

Thank Carole J
Anchorage, Alaska
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

I've had slow service here on multiple occasions, even when ordering already prepared food from the refrigerated case at the counter. Reheating food should not take this long.

Thank SkisWithDog
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Went in for a late breakfast, and just missed it (they serve breakfast until 11am). Got the Turkey Cranberry Sandwich (GF bread) on the recommendation of the bubbly cashier behind the counter and was satisfied! I'm a small guy with a huge appetite and GF, so it is hard for me to find something to eat when I go out... More 

Thank Garrett G
Anchorage, Alaska
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

I had lunch plans with a friend of mine who is a vegetarian. We were going to another restaurant for lunch but they were closed. My friend loves eating here so we met here instead. I haven't eaten here since about this time last year. We walked in and the guy behind the counter mentioned they just redid the menu... More 

Thank Reenz907
Jersey City, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

I had breakfast here during my trip in Anchorage this December. The service was very friendly and my food came out pretty quickly. I had pancakes, scrambled eggs and potatoes. The atmosphere was cozy and modern.

Thank perez2anastacio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 W Northern Lights Blvd, Ste G, Anchorage, AK 99503-3652
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
  • Phone Number: 9072726433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?