Juice bar

Serves meat, vegan options available. Coffee, tea, daily breakfast and lunch, and in-house bakery. Menu includes several vegetarian and a few vegan choices. Operating since the 1990s. Open Mon-Thu 8:00am-5:00pm, Fri-Sun 8:00am-6:00pm.

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46 Reviews

First Review by nooy


Points +127

12 Aug 2023

many options

so many options! good for getting the same meal as non vegan friends. service has gone down in past few years but the food is worth it.



Points +42

06 Aug 2023

Yummy Vegan Breakfast

We were visiting Anchorage and I found Middle Way Cafe on Google. I had the Tofu Stack and it did not disappoint. It has lots of vegetables and a nice little kick (spice)! I also had the Tropic Thunder smoothie! I can’t give the Middle Way Cafe 5 stars because it serves meat but I give the meal itself 5 stars!

Pros: Good vegan options, Cute ambience


Points +168

19 Mar 2023

Veggie melt is good, if sloppy

Delicious veggie avocado melt, but it’s hard to keep it together. Chips and salsa are a good addition. Great breakfast spot!


Points +44

Mostly Veg
03 Sep 2022

Get the pancakes

My wife (vegan) and I ordered some takeout breakfast from here while we were staying in Anchorage. I got a vegetarian omelet which was not very good (no seasoning). My wife got the vegan blueberry banana pancakes however, and we both agreed they were fantastic. There were a few other options on the menu for vegans, but honestly just get the pancakes.

Pros: Some selection of vegan items for breakfast, Pancakes were delicious

Cons: Omelet was not seasoned well


Points +152

01 Sep 2022

My Fave Breakie Spot in Anchorage

I was blown with the amount of breakfast options there were. I went back several days and had the vegan breakfast burrito, blueberry banana pancakes, and avocado toast. They have excellent coffee and it’s a cute cafe with beautiful artwork. Highly recommend this cafe!


Points +66

08 Jul 2022

Good food careless staff

The woman who took our order was rude and careless. We specified vegan breakfast burritos multiple times. When we asked questions about wether the options she gave us for our vegan burrito were in fact vegan she was very rude and and stated that it had a v next to it so yes it was vegan. When we received our food it was packed with pork and cheese. Definitely not vegan. When I took the food back and requested our vegan burritos I was met with unwillingness to help. We finally got our burritos after another 20 minutes and having to go ask for it. Only after I told them to cancel my order was it magically ready.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Good food

Cons: Service is slow , Really need to be vigilant if you are vegan


Points +2381

27 Apr 2022


Ordered two of their vegan Huevos Rancheros and wasn’t super impressed. The tofu wasn’t well flavored and the dish overall was just okay. Coffee was pretty good and I really enjoyed their vegan baked goods.


Points +30

07 Nov 2021

Very Rude and Poor Service

Spent $75 on an awesome breakfast for the family and then are told after paying it would be a 45 minute wait. We waited more than that and when asking if they could check the status an employee said “I could but am not willing to.” Then got the food and an item was missing. Awesome vegan options but don’t go here.

Updated from previous review on 2021-11-07

Cons: Rude


Points +85

18 Sep 2021

Just okay

After all the reviews I was expecting much better. My son was happy with his burrito, my husband had the Reuben and wasn’t impressed (he said the bread was good but the tofu didn’t have any flavor), my salad with tofu and tahini dressing was ok but nothing special for the price. It was very busy and our food was delivered in a decent time plus they had lots of indoor seating.

Pros: Lots of seating , Decent options for vegan

Cons: Expensive , Not very flavorful


Points +346

12 Sep 2021

My favorite place in ANC

I always make time to visit Middle Way when I'm in Anchorage. Wish it was all veg but they do have meat on the menu. Lots of vegan options for breakfast and lunch and good at making something vegan upon request. Incredible baked goods as well. Lots of gluten free options too if needed. Expensive, but everything in ANC is expensive.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Great assortment of desserts and baked goods


Points +1038

18 Jun 2021

Just walk inside

From the outside the midway café doesn’t look like much. But just walk inside and you’ll have entered a happening place for food drinks and good company. Plus there’s awesome art on the wall.

Midway café has clearly marked vegan options. And they have something for everyone, no matter what kind of taste you have. I got a latte and the avocado melt. Both were really tasty. For some reason I didn’t expect the avocado melt to be a sandwich but it was. I thought it would be more like avocado toast so it took me a little bit by surprise. It was delicious we all enjoyed our food. They didn’t have the specific bowl(The Catalan) I was looking to get so I hope to go back at some point and try it because the purple potatoes and vegetables sounded awesome. They have both indoor and outdoor space to eat. I would come back again. 4-Stars

UPDATE: I returned to Middle Cafe in pursuit of the enticing Catalan bowl that they didn't have available last time. Upon ordering they didn't have the Catalan again this time either. They also didn't have the tofu stack that we tried to order next. We ended up getting the lentil burger and the breakfast burrito(v). The lentil burger was underwhelming-- I didn't eat much of it. The purple corn chips that accompany the burger add to the heavy starchy feel of the dish. They at least need salad or something lighter or different to balance out the density of the patty. And the breakfast burrito was good-- could be improved by some things that make it a bit more green or fresh or springy. Side note: needed to hop on a quick google hangout and the Internet didn't work too great either. Not as eager to return again at the moment. Though I'm still curious about that bowl... 2-Stars

Updated from previous review on 2021-06-18

Pros: Nice vibes inside, Awesome art gallery on the wall

Cons: Didn't have the bowl I wanted each time , Not a fan of the lentil burger


Points +790

19 Mar 2021

Fun Lunch Place

A fun place to stop for lunch in Anchorage. Great vegan options and a tasty selection of vegan baked goods available! Friendly staff.

Pros: Many vegan options, Vegan baked goods, Local art displayed

Sarah P

Points +8374

27 Feb 2021

Sooooooo good!

I have gotten takeout and eaten in the cafe many times. Each dish, meal, and bakery treat has been delicious, ample, and vegan. Vegan items are clearly marked, and each time I inquired about making a non-vegan item vegan, the switch was easy.

Updated from previous review on 2015-10-04

Pros: Excellent food & choices, Relatively inexpensive, Healthy options

Cons: Can be loud & crowded


Points +18

16 Dec 2020

Amazing gem!

The breakfast burrito is awesome! Great atmosphere too!

Pros: Lots of vegan options!


Points +177

08 Aug 2020

4.9999 stars

I ordered the blueberry banana multigrain pancakes (with vegan butter!), a cup of fruit, and a tropical thunder smoothie all for $23!! It’s so hard to find affordable food in Anchorage, and this place is AMAZING. The pancakes are phenomenal. The fruit is fresh and consisted of berries and banana (I love when cups of fruit aren’t just melons and grapes). The smoothie is delicious with a subtle beet flavor. I definitely plan on coming back here before I leave Anchorage. Their menu has a TON of vegan options, and I saw a bunch of vegan baked goods available as well!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Affordable, Delicious



Points +82

10 Jun 2020

Lots of vegan options

Always fun place to be, health minded menu. Love green go go juices and the red hot!

Pros: Lots of vegan options + vegan sour cream , Juices &smoothies (smoothies ask 4 vegan options, Back deck & groovy atmosphere & great staff


Points +2283

01 Feb 2020

Nice Cafe

Nice spot to grab some light food and coffee. Baked good are delicious


Points +1970

29 Dec 2019

Tons of options

I was wasn’t expecting such a wide range of vegan baked goods before arriving and was pleasantly surprised. They have tons of options including cupcakes, breads, cookies and more. All of the vegan sweets are well labeled in the display cases. I ordered the vegan reuben which was very unique and good. It had a spicy sauerkraut with cheese on top of a thick slice of grilled tofu. This is a great place to grab some coffee as well and has a lot of seating available.

Laurie Guevara-Stone

Points +29

26 Aug 2019

Lots of great vegan options

Vegan multigrain banana blueberry pancakes! Need I say more?

Pros: Excellent food, Quick service

Cons: Not a great location


Points +32

23 Jul 2019

#1 vegan spot

So many drinks, desserts, and entrees that are all vegan. I love the vegan Rueben And the planeta azul salad. Also their vegan desserts are BOMB!! Highly recommend a black bean brownie or a vegan cupcake! the vegan smoothies are also great. Love this place


Points +3684

22 Jun 2019

So Good!

Great food. Lots of vegan options. Including bakery items. I had a delicious vegan brownie no one would ever known it was vegan. Also had lunch there twice last week. Blackbean burger a little too spicy for me. Their version of the Reuben was delicious. If you like pizza. Next door is their sister restaurant called Hearth Artisan Pizza.

Pros: Nice vibe, Great selection

Cons: Closes early though next door is open late.


Points +193

04 Jun 2019

Very vegan friendly with lots of yummy options.

Super nice people and great food!

Pros: Reuben sandwich , Avocado melt, Pastries


Points +49

14 May 2019


I had vegan huevos rancheros (they sub the egg for a tasty grilled BBQ and they have vegan sour cream!). My boyfriend had egret vegan burrito and he loved it too. They have non dairy options for coffee as well. I would definitely go back.


Points +59

09 May 2019

One of the best veg-friendly spots in anchorage

I go there semi-regularly. The Baja Bowl is great! And they have tons of vegan brunch (pancakes, breakfast burritos etc.) they’ve also got gluten free stuff if you’re into that too

Pros: Lots of vegan choices!, The best sport for vegan brunch in anchorage!!, Vegan desserts!


Points +360

08 Jan 2019

Great options and baked goods

The food here is delicious! Fun selection of vegan baked goods too, non-veg friends won't be able to tell the difference. It can get crowded around lunchtime because of its popularity so plan accordingly.


Points +47

16 Nov 2018

Hope for vegans in anchorage

If you ever find yourself in the predicament of being vegan in anchorage, this place is for you If you have any kind of sweet tooth, you will be able to find some baked good to enjoy. While not all the baked goods and sweets are vegan, they normally have quite a few options, including cupcakes, cake, cookies, muffins, brownies, banana breads and all kinds of other goodies that are vegan and a lot of gluten free as well. The food-food is good as well lol. The baja bowl is tasty with the vegan cheese and sour cream. I’ve also had the burger and reuben, both good, but i’ve had better. the vegan avocado melt is my new obsession, and you’ve gotta try the vegan chiquelilas (or however you spell it) when they’re available on special. the pre-packaged veggie spring rolls they have have lots avocado and so good too. They also have a good vegan breakfast selection, highly recommend the vegan huevos rancheros and the multigrain pancakes (you can have them add in vegan chocolate chips, and oh boy it’s delicious). they also have good coffee, but i’m more of a tea drinker and loovvve the london fog tea with soy milk, lovely touch of sweetness and lava see and vanilla

Pros: vegan sweets, vegan breakfast

Cons: close early (6pm)


Points +144

03 Sep 2018

Solid fresh vegan options

Awesome food - wonderful vegan options and baked goods. Friendly staff and nice environment. If in Anchorage this place is a must visit.

Pros: Fresh vegan options, Friendly staff, Pleasant environment

Cons: Wish they were completely vegan

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