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River City Cafe & Espresso

535 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4728
+1 907-456-6242
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good55%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (21 reviews)
“sandwiches” (15 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
535 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4728
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Because of late night Northern Lights viewing we missed the continental breakfast at Springhill Suites. Since the River City Cafe is next door we headed over. Coffee was good, food was good and the service was excellent. We would definitely recommend grabbing a coffee or...More

Thank Bradley A
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Really tasty food and comfy place to eat. Specials are always delicious and love the coffee selection! Friendly staff too!

Thank Valerie S
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Great service, killer hot cocoa and breve on a chilly day. We had the peanut butter cookies which rate as probably the best I've ever had! Artistic displays in the dining area. Highly recommend.

Thank msrbhall
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This cafe is tucked into a nook off of 2nd avenue. The building and the location of the cafe doesn't do it justice. Serves Kaladi Brother coffee and has an ok menu choice for quick bites. One big plus is they offer different types of...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

We visited the river city cafe several times during our visit to Fairbanks . On each occasion the service was courteous and helpful. Snacks - toasted sandwiches utterly delicious. A good find .

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered sandwiches for our work and they were just ok. Nothing special but nothing wrong with it either. All of our choices could have used more sauce. The Reuben, Italian, and buffalo chicken all were lacking their respective sauces.

Thank Palmgirl33
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We popped over here while waiting for the Ice Museum Tour to open. Nice lattes and the menu choice goes far beyond a muffin. Nice vibe.

Thank Charleygirl76
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Coffee is the only thing we have bought here, but we are pretty fussy (none of the brewed stuff for us) and both times it was up to standard. Very quick service.

Thank Kewtypie
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Sure, there are plenty of places to choose to eat in Fairbanks, all of which would be fine, I'm sure. We chose this small, but wonderful cafe for lunch and were not disappointed. The service was excellent; seating allowed for indoor or outdoor; the food...More

Thank Jack K
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This was recommended by our bus driver and it was well worth it. Great sandwiches, with fresh ingredients. Staff is friendly and they have both indoor and outdoor seating areas.

Thank Bee J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4728
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: +1 907-456-6242
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