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“ Hoppin' Hipster Haven” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Middle Way Cafe

Middle Way Cafe
Ranked #62 of 867 Restaurants in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Anchorage, Alaska
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“ Hoppin' Hipster Haven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

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 of day, the time can oftentimes be drastically reduced. It's a bustling, vibrant cafe that is a great option if you're in the mood for some healthy munchies that won't bore your taste buds to tears.

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English first
Anchorage, Alaska
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great breakfast burritos and smoothies, long waits”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 minutes for two smoothies and a juice for take out. Getting a table would have been nigh on impossible. Staff have to yell over the crowds to hand off take out orders, as the benches to wait on are not visible from the kitchen. As we left, the kitchen announced it would be 30 minutes for any ticket to be filled.

We sure would love to eat here more often if it didn't feel like we had to fight for a table or wait forever for the tasty food.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lisbon, CT
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Trendy but overpriced.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

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 probably a great choice of restaurants for vegans or vegetarians because they have many less choicrs of restaurants. But for a couple of sandwiches we spend over $30 and wasn't
any better than any other average sandwich shop.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

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

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Thank Gary R
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Eclectic and fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 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.

Visited March 2014
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