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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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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
Homer, Alaska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Love, Love, Love the food. If I owed a restaurant, I would model it after this one. Visited two mornings in a row. The first morning I had one of their specials, a"Salmon Benedict". What a wonderful creation. On homemade English muffin, with melted tomatoes and grilled salmon. The lemon, horseradish hollandaise was the icing on the “bene” if you... More

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

Thanks for the yummy review! The way you describe everything makes even me hungry! I am spoiled and get to eat this delicious nutritious food all the time and never get tired of it. Glad to see you found us and are living in Homer. Look forward to getting more descriptive reviews from you :-) Please like us on Facebook... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

My wife needs gluten and egg free options. We were happy we the food. The service was excellent. If you want a place that offers gluten free options you are limited. This is a good choice.

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

So glad you where able to enjoy all the good food. We are so happy we were able to accommodate your gluten sensitivity and your palate. We appreciate you taking the time to write a great view and sharing your experience. Cheers Kevin Donna and the awesome staff More

United States
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were in Homer in August 2014. We had a quick lunch at Fresh Sourdough Express when we first arrived. We loved it so much we ate here twice. The salmon sandwich was fresh and fantastic. The burger of the day was yummy. Fresh local ingredients are used to make this wonderful food. I defiantly recommend this place for lunch.

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

Thanks for the great review and the wonderful photo. We hope your travels bring you back to Homer and our Cafe... It folks like you that make all the extra effort we put into our food well worth it. Cheers Kevin Donna and the awesome staff More

Asheville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Loved the history of the establishment, and the pancakes! Reminded us of our town, Asheville NC. The waitstaff was cheerful and helpful. Bought some lovely artwork for gifts.

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

thanks for the wonderful review.... Its customers like you that keep us going for all these years... Lots of History....32 years and counting. We so appreciate you taking the time to acknowledge our efforts and quality food... Hope your Alaska trip was outstanding! Look forward to your return someday. Cheers Kevin Donna and our awesome staff More

Asheville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Wonderful history to this restaurant. Bought some fine art work. Loved our pancakes! This is the place to be!

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

Heart warming to get you delightful review... Thanks for appreciating all we do... Amanda Brannon is the artists and a dear friend of ours. She also illustrated the artwork on our T-shirts... We so appreciate you taking the time to shout out your great experience. Hope your had a fabulous Alaska Experience. Cheers Kevin Donna and our Awesome Staff.. More

Calgary
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stopped for 2 take out coffees before heading to the airport. A tour bus had arrived and the place was busy. Since the 6 people in front of us were ordering food with beverage we asked if it would be possible to get our coffees. The server just snapped at us that she "would be pouring coffee all day"... More

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

Thank you for bringing this to our attention... Sorry you had a bad experience. No excuse for snappy service... unfortunately labor in Homer at this time of year is challenge as a lot of our staff goes back to school and all the business's, especially the well loved ones, get hit hard, and the staff that is still on during... More

San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Food was good, service was personable. Recommended sit down breakfast spot know for their baked goods.

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

Thanks for stoping by while you were in Homer... Hope you had a great visit...next time you come please stop in to enjoy some of our wonderful menu items made with local and organic ingredients...and lots of TLC... All the Best Kevin Donna & The awesome Staff... More

San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stopped by before heading out on a tour and ordered biscuits and gravy, French toast, and coffee. Portions were generous and the coffee was smooth. The place was crowded with a mix of tourists and locals. The bakery offerings looked tempting, but we were full from our meal. Maybe on our next visit...

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

Thanks for the nice review... really appreciate you taking the time, and for stoping by for one of our breakfasts.. Since 1982 we have been serving local and organic food and really appreciate that you appreciate what we are doing. Hope the rest of your trip was great... and next time you are in Homer that you will come join... More

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had heard nice things about this restaurant from local friends, and am so glad we stopped in to check it out. They had gluten free pancakes!!!! There were plenty of options on the menu and my meal was well prepared. Service was friendly and the coffee was refilled often.

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

Hi Megan, Thanks for taking the time to write a wonderful review. We very much appreciate you.... Our intention is to serve everyone a yummy meal that they can feel good when they leave. With so many food allergies and sensitivities these days we are sensitive to our clientele needs. Look forward to serving you gluten free french toast or... More

Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Iced Mocha is outstanding- they have organic cocoa. the baked goods are so fresh, as are the salads. Lots of great choices of foods grown and prepared fresh! We went back a second time.

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

Thanks for the Awesome review... We appreciate being able to serve customers like you that truly appreciate all the effort we put into our food. Serving local and organic food .... only humanely raised protein choices, sustainable seafood and making everything in house is a tall order in the restaurant business. :-) We look forward to seeing you again soon...... More

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