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535 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4728
+1 907-456-6242
07:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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Seattle, WA
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476 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for breakfast and had a selection of their heart offerings. All of them were tasty and came out quickly. The coffee was delicious and all in all it was a lovely breakfast. We were able to sit outside although they have plenty of inside seating. The staff was friendly.

Thank Marco W
Fairbanks, Alaska
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This downtown hole-in-the-wall is great for lunch, and we love going when the weather is nice to sit outside. Staff is always friendly, food is always tasty.

Thank K S
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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 a bite to eat there.

Thank Bradley A
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 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
White Springs, Florida
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95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 bread for sandwiches including gluten free. The Gluten free bread was dry and a tad... More 

Thank AVILL907
south yorkshire
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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656 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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
Chesham, Bucks, England
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299 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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
Tauranga, New Zealand
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?