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Healthy • Fast • Friendly


535 2nd Avenue, Co-op Plaza




A truly great Cafe.

A popular yet truly Alaskan dining experience for traveler and local alike.  Rustic frontier charm and history influence the comforting and satisfying nature of every dish, drink, snack and pastry served.

Our mission is to provide healthy food made from the freshest ingredients available, served promptly by a friendly staff that cares as much about our community and the environment as much as you do.


This is a great place to spend some time with friends, or just catch up on the local news with a copy of our Fairbanks Daily Newsminer.  A quiet energy keeps things lively, without ever being noisy or sterile.

Our Staff is dedicated to making your River City Cafe experience something to look forward too, every time you visit.

Healthy food that


Simple and fun Wraps and Smoothies to classic Sandwiches and fresh baked sweets. We do everything the right way, making most of our menu from scratch.


Find a few favorites or customize your meal with one of a kind touches. Our staff knows locals, and locals like things a certain way- perfect every time!

Come check out River City Café and see why travelers and locals have been making this a favorite stop, week after week, year after year.

Why Kaladi Brothers
Coffee Matters 


Kaladi Brothers Coffee Company was born in Alaska and they like to say there were also raised here. What began as an espresso cart on Anchorage’s 4th Avenue in the spring of 1986, is now Alaska's premier coffee roaster. There are no Brothers, but Kaladi is one big happy Alaskan family. Over 25 years later and thousands of staff members over the years, the Kaladi roasters in Anchorage, Alaska are cranking out nearly a million pounds a year of premium, air-roasted coffee. Kaladi Brothers Coffee is made in Alaska, by Alaskans, for Alaskans.

River City Customers know that it is simply the best coffee anywhere.

“I haven't had a bad bite yet, the Pesto Turkey Panini, French Dip, Breakfast Sammie are all great!”

Wayne H.

Gilbert, AZ

I love this place! I've had great customer service from all three girls. I haven't had a bad bite yet, the Pesto Turkey Panini, French Dip, Breakfast Sammie are all great!

Josh I.

Waynesboro, MS

This place is right behind the Marriott in downtown Fairbanks.  It's a small and very un-assuming little cafe where it seems a lot of locals frequent. The gals that served at the place were friendly and quick; the shots were tasty and definitely memorable... they carry hot sandwiches and some pastries and other sweet goodies.. but most importantly, they brew an excellent bean.  You should try it out.

April Q.

Chandler, AZ

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