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Arctic Playgroundz is 2,000 square feet of indoor play-park fun flanked by a full-service espresso and sandwich bar. As children plunge down slides, grapple with the tricks of existence on the climbing wall, or sail off in a pirate ship while sipping anti-scurvy lemon juice, parents—who get in for free—can claim a couch or chair and help deplete the air’s supply of free WiFi. Most of the center’s kiddie equipment is intended for children ages 6 and under, and a separate, softer play area awaits infants.
Heavenly Cup warms windpipes and keeps stomachs stuffed 365 days a year with an extensive menu brimming with breakfast pastries, warm sandwiches and soups, and rich coffee drinks. Lattes ($2.50+), mochas ($2.75+), and chai tea ($2.50+) recharge a bodily battery drained from weeks spent with its volume turned all the way up, while bean-juice abstainers can find un-bitter bliss in a cup of hot chocolate ($1.75+). The shop's libation matadors also lure revved up Red Bull into spirited italian sodas ($5.25), and blend fruity flavors into smoothies ($3.50+) for low-fat pick-me-ups, while a beverage-on-the-move carton ($14–$22), provides 96 portable ounces of your preferred percolated pour along with a supply of cups and lids.
Snowy City Cafe's innovative brunch fare, most of which is prepped from scratch with ingredients from local vendors, has garnered the Best Breakfast award every year from the Anchorage Press since 2003 and Anchorage Daily News since 2006. Guests can sift through the Heart Attack on a Plate's medley of hash browns, bacon crumbles, cheddar cheese, and veggies, or dress tongues in a coat and mittens for treks across the Tundra Scramble omelet filled with morsels of ground reindeer sausage. The stuffed french toast suffuses a baguette with mandarin orange cream cheese and toasted walnuts before lathering on layers of syrup and raspberry butter. For a riverside take on a classic, the Ship Creek Benedict piles a toasted english muffin with poached eggs and Snow City salmon cakes that pair nicely with Kaladi drip coffee and the lilting accordion riffs of a morning sea shanty. Patrons can savor their early bird treats with additional libations, including freshly brewed iced tea and fruit juices. Popular selections from the lunch menu include the Seattle chop salad with grilled chicken, blue cheese, bacon, tomatoes, and macaroni on a bed of mixed greens with vinaigrette and the 4th Avenue Special, a turkey sandwich on marble rye with bacon, cheddar, swiss, tomatoes, sprouts and herb mayo.
Café Felix's well-caffeinated patrons snack and sip in the creative company of the adjoining book and music store. Before coffee streams into one of its ceramics, each bean journeys through an organic infancy and fair-trade adolescence before advancing into self-critical maturity in one of the café’s daily roasts. Coffee connoisseurs can imbibe a drip-brewed mug ($1.50–$2.25) or purchase fresh-roasted bean bags by the single pound ($12) or half pound ($6). Other energizers include cappuccino ($3.25–$4) and chai tea ($3.75–$4.50).
Unlike most siblings, Sara’s Too shares almost everything with its sister outlet, the well-known Sara’s Sandwich Shop on Arctic, including its specialty sandwiches and sandwich components on the menu. For make-your-own sandwiches, customers base their creations on a selection of nine breads, including white and wheat sub rolls crafted by local bakery The French Oven and light, airy croissants. Fresh veggies, including pickles from Boar’s Head, add texture and crunch to sandwiches as diners bask in the natural light let in by large windows. A selection of cold cuts and salads beef up sandwiches with premium selections including genoa salami, smoked turkey, and egg salad. The deli also builds predesigned sandwiches from the specialty menu, which includes a hot french dip with mushrooms and provolone, a meatball sub, and a teriyaki-chicken sandwich served with pineapple but without chopsticks.