At Alaskan Footprints, we think every meal of the day is important!
But nothing quite beats a perfect breakfast that hits the spot — until lunchtime, that is.
We love sharing our passion for our city’s diverse and growing food scene on our guided walking food tours in Anchorage.
Until you join us on a tour, however, let’s explore some of our recommendations for the best places for a great breakfast in Anchorage, Alaska.
And if you have any questions about our walking food tours, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Traditional American Cafes in Anchorage with Great Breakfasts
Moose A’La Mode
Location: 360 K St, Anchorage, AK 99501
Owned and operated by lifelong Alaskans, Moose A’La Mode is a fantastic spot for a hearty breakfast.
With fresh, handmade meals, locally roasted coffee, a varied menu, and a warm family welcome, you may want to make multiple visits here during your stay!
Just some of the highlights on the menu include a selection of:
- Cooked breakfasts
- Biscuits and gravy
- Alaskan hotcakes
- Breakfast burritos
- Breakfast omelets
Discover more on the Moose A’La Mode website.
Honorable mentions in this category include The Pantry Cafe at Hotel Captain Cook and Jackie’s Place.
The Pantry offers hotel-quality service and a wide range of delicious breakfast options, such as eggs benedict, a whole host of omelets, french toast, waffles, and more.
Jackie’s Place is a friendly, down-to-earth spot offering all the tasty breakfast (and lunch) options you could wish for!
For some non-food travel inspiration, check out our previous blog What is the Best Season to Visit Alaska? and ensure you visit at the perfect time of year for you.
Modern Spots in Anchorage with Incredible Breakfasts
Waffles and Whatnot
Location: 500 Muldoon Rd #5, Anchorage, AK 99504
Waffles and Whatnot is a true passion project. Established by Derrick Green, WAWN has overcome numerous obstacles to become a firm favorite on the Anchorage food scene.
If you’ve got a hankering for mouthwatering waffles or pancakes, this is the place for you!
The quality of the food on offer has attracted the attention of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on the Food Network as well as Guy’s Grocery Games.
There aren’t any gimmicks here, just great waffles and pancakes.
Tempted? Check out the Waffles and Whatnot website to learn more!
Snow City Cafe
Location: 1034 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
Snow City Cafe is one of Anchorage’s most popular breakfast spots, and for a good reason!
Known for its delicious breakfast menu, Snow City Cafe offers a range of options from classic breakfast dishes to unique creations.
Some of their popular dishes include the eggs benedict with Canadian bacon, the Cluck Norris, the Heart Attack on a Plate, and the Stuffed French Toast.
The biggest endorsement of Snow City Cafe is that it’s always busy!
Start planning your visit by browsing the Snow City Cafe website.
Honorable mentions for modern spots in Anchorage with great breakfasts include Middle Way Cafe and South Restaurant & Coffeehouse.
Middle Way Cafe has an impressive range of traditional breakfast options along with healthy, vegetarian, and vegan dishes.
South Restaurant & Coffeehouse caters more toward the brunch crowd, which is ideal if you’re sleeping off a long day of exploring!
If you’d like to learn more about the culinary history of our state, read our guide What is Alaskan Cuisine?
The Best Places for Brunch in Anchorage (Likely Only Available on Saturdays and Sundays)
Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse
Location: 610 W 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
Speaking of brunch, Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse is a famous spot for a late breakfast, early lunch, or any other kind of meal you can think of!
There’s something for everyone here, be it traditional hearty breakfasts, French toast, eggs benedict, and much more.
If you’re rising late with hazy memories of the night before, you can even tuck into a Hangover Skillet.
Head on over to the Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse website to find out more about this renowned restaurant.
The Writer’s Block Bookstore & Cafe
Location: 3956 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99517
Have you ever had brunch in a combined arts venue, independent book store, restaurant, and all-round neighborhood gathering space?
Well, that’s exactly what The Writer’s Block is! This is a true community gem that has become Spenard’s living room.
With delicious all-day breakfast options, a brilliant range of comfort foods, as well as freshly made paninis and wraps, this is a great spot to get off your feet and relax.
If this sounds like your perfect breakfast place, the Writer’s Block website has all the extra information you need.
Our own Spenard Food & True Crime Walking Tour is the ideal way to visit The Writer’s Block and this fascinating neighborhood — and all with a true crime twist!
An honorable mention for brunch spots in Anchorage is Glacier Brewhouse.
With a warm and welcoming dining room of wood and stone, this boisterous restaurant and brewhouse serves up fresh, local seafood, wood-grilled meats, and much more.
Specialty Breakfast in Anchorage
Location: 333 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
You can find incredible biscuit and gravy options at most of the restaurants covered above.
But for sheer variation of options of this American classic, head on over to Biscuitclub.
Whether you like yours traditional, spicy, meaty, or sweet, you’ll find something to suit your taste!
Check out the Biscuitclub website to see the full range of options on offer.
Discover Our City’s Culinary Scene on Our Anchorage Walking Food Tours
Have the above recommendations for great breakfasts in Anchorage, AK got you salivating?
Our city’s food scene isn’t just unique, but it’s also growing at a rapid rate.
And remember, there’s still lunch, dinner, and snacks to come!
The best way to ensure you visit all the best places is by joining us on one of our guided walking food tours in Anchorage.
If you have any questions about these tours, please feel free to get in touch.