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Fresh Sourdough Express

1316 Ocean Dr, Homer, AK 99603-7913
+1 907-235-7571
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Ranked #10 of 57 Restaurants in Homer
Price range: $8 - $15
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Cuisines: Seafood, Healthy, Café, Organic
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Description: * Healthy Hearty Alaskan Cuisine focusing on Local and Organic ingredients since 1982* The original owners are back and 2014 will be the best year ever with some new menu items and a fresh juice bar. At the Fresh Sourdough Express, we offer food that is both good for you and the planet. Since 1982 we have strived to serve as much organic and local food as possible. We are elated to see that more eateries everywhere are also striving to do the same. Buying local helps to build the local economy and assures freshness in all that we prepare. We believe that the food we consume directly affects our health and the health of the plant. We strive to be a zero waste facility by composting all of our food scraps, recycling everything possible, and implement energy efficient appliances and practices into our establishment. We also believe that customer service makes all the difference in your experience while you dine. It is our honor and intention to serve our customers in a manner that is welcoming and enjoyable. We serve our popular breakfast items all day, hearty lunches, seasonal daily specials, to-go meals, box lunches, daily baked goodies including gluten free options, smoothies, espresso drinks, milkshakes & fresh juices all in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Our catering services are planned with attention to detail for any event. We feature the best Alaskan seafood, local beef, and plenty of Vegetarian & Vegan options using as much seasonal Homer grown produce as possible. There is no skimping on the value you receive when you are served a delicious, robust meal, teeming with regional flavor and quality, from one of our smiling servers. Please check out our menu on our website and find out more about how we started the Cafe with just $43 and a driving passion to make the world a better place one bite at a time. We truly look forward to serving you and value your feedback.We are open from May until October and our friendly staff will serve you from 6am - 4pm daily.
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Stopped here on a whim early one morning to pick up breakfast and ended up finding THE BEST cinnamon rolls around! Wow! Highly recommend trying them, wish we had been in Homer longer to try even more items, they had so many delicious looking baked goods!

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Donna M, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience with us... I know what you mean about the cinnamon rolls... I can't get enough of them... even after 32 years of running the cafe.... Have to walk and swim a lot so I can keep eating them :-) Your awesome for letting us know and sharing your thoughts. Cant wait to sit and eat... More

New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I don't know what I appreciated more: the freshest, most delicious baked goods (muffins, pastries, and cookies!!) or the friendliness of the owners and the staff. I wasn't even hungry for lunch one day but knew it would be our last chance to eat their delicious food before leaving Homer so we went again!! Thanks to the whole crew. You... More

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Donna M, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this review

Thanks for the yummy review! Its folks like you that make all our hard work pay off. Hope the rest of your trip was terrific and that you make it back to Homer and The Fresh Sourdough Express to try everything in the showcase and on the menu... Cheers Kevin, Donna and our Awesome staff... we appreciate YOU More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Our whole tour bus of 50 people were served quickly with a well prepared breakfast. Lots of locals streaming in and out while we were there.

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Donna M, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this review

Glad you got to experience our Cafe while visiting Homer. We have enjoyed serving over a dozen Primer Tours groups this summer. Hope the rest of your trip was magnificent! More

Tel Aviv, Israel
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Good selection of food. Loved the salmon and , My friends had the hamburger sandwich - all very good The price was also not too bad and judging by th crowds u see that the place is a popular spot in Homer.

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Donna M, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this review

Whooo all the way from Israel! Thanks for coming in and taking the time to write a review. We definitely take pride in serving local and organic food that is good for people and the planet... Glad you got to experience it first hand. We make everything from scratch only using the finest ingredients you can get in a small... More

Larkspur, Colorado
Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We needed a box lunch for our day journey to the Peterson Bay Field Station and it was light and flavorful. The cookbook that they sell was perfect for a kid gift. Unique recipes. Breakfast and Lunch only. Thanks for packing our "to go" so well. Friendly team. Located in the Homer Business District, about 7 minutes in no traffic... More

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Donna M, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this review

Glad we could be of service... *** and love that you got one of my books and are enjoying it. You can see from reading the cookbook, that we really put more then just our heart and soul into the business, we are passionate about educating folks to the value of eating a diet that supports all life on the... More

Soldotna
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I ate breakfast at Sourdough Express Bakery while on our honeymoon in Homer. We were promptly seated and offered drinks and a sample of carrot cake. We ordered and our food came out very quickly. The food was outstanding! I had the cinnamon roll French toast; I have never eaten anything like it. My husband got the... More

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Donna M, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this review

Shabammmm what an awesome review! Your words mean so much to us. Thanks for appreciate what we do and what the business model is about. Serving food that is good for people and the planet has it challenges and we are beyond grateful when folks like you take the time to acknowledge our well oiled machine :-) We hope to... More

Milan, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I love this place all the best of American bakery, good coffe too and most of all very nice and friendly staff! I would recommend this place for a very good breakfast!

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Donna M, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review... all the way from Italy! I have been to your country and just loved it... so grateful that you found us! Grateful to you for spreading the love... Hope you got to try us for Lunch also... using only local and organic ingredients... making every thing in house... we even smoke our own Alaskan raised... More

Edinburgh, Scotland
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We came in for breakfast. The place is popular. We had no complaints about the food - well prepared Alaskan dishes. However, the best attribute of this facility is it's ethos of sustainability, use of organic produce, vegetarian options etc it is something that we can strongly relate to.

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Donna M, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this review

Hello Scotland! Thanks for the great review. We so appreciate that you appreciate what we are doing at the Fresh Sourdough Express for the past 32 years. Its customers like you that keep us going and devoted to helping transform the food service industry for the better. Hope your visit to Alaska was Awesome! Cheers Kevin, Donna and the dedicated... More

Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The restaurant was very crowded. My friend & I decided to order to go. I ordered a Cafe Mocha & a fruit "pie" of some kind. The cafe mocha was the worst ever, absolutely not even a hint of chocolate & it was luke warm. The pastry filling was quite good, but the crust was soggy & doughy. I have... More

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Donna M, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We do appreciate you coming in and giving us a try. As you can see we have many great reviews and have been in business since 1982. This season has been challenging to find enough skilled staff and we just experienced a big turn over as some of our wonderful staff... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Down home cooking with organic yummy freshness. Each time I eat here I love it more and more. Just can't decide if I like breakfast (the Down Home with spuds and sausage is oh so good) or lunch - had the Burger of the Day - Alaska raised beef with house made sauerkraut and 1000 island dressing on a a... More

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Donna M, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this review

THANK YOU for being such a loyal customer and for sharing your wonderful experiences with us. If folks like you that keep us going after 32 years.... Look forward to feeding you again and again! Cheers Kevin, Donna and the Awesome staff.... More

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