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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 good54%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (20 reviews)
“sandwich” (12 reviews)
“wraps” (5 reviews)
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07:00 - 19:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
535 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4728
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute and clean! Good place for quick food or coffee! Good service! The place is not large but have seating and space for small groups.

Thank Danuza
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Nice Place to sit outside weather permitting your able to do this. You place your order they bring it to you at the table. Its very small inside the dining room is basically outside. Food was average service good!

Thank Hialeah73
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We had only an hour for lunch before we were going on a tour, so we quickly drop in for a bite. Had the soup of the day, which was chicken and rice, and it was one of the best I had ever had. My...More

Thank gloria M
Reviewed 21 May 2017 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...More

Thank Marco W
Reviewed 8 May 2017 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
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

1  Thank AVILL907
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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