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Fresh Sourdough Express

1316 Ocean Dr, Homer, AK 99603-7913
+1 907-235-7571
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Ranked #16 of 55 restaurants in Homer
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Bakery, 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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Chacala, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Very long wait after being seated. Expensive for what you get. Loud, hectic room. Not fun. There is no good breakfast place in Homer, unless you want to splurge on Mermaid Cafe.

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156 reviews 156 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This is a review from a few years back before I trip advised. I am originally from Alaska and have had melt in your mouth crab. So my wife and I stopped in here so she could try the crab and I must say very delicious and well cooked.Excellent service as well. I would highly recommend.

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DonnaMaltz, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this review

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you again this summer, our doors open May 2! Donna and Kevin More

Kapaau, Hawaii
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I just found out that the original owners are coming back this summer 2014 - Yeah for Donna and Kevin. I didn't have the best experience last summer when I went, but had some great experiences the previous summer season and do look forward for the original owners returning!

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DonnaMaltz, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this review

We are so excited to be back and can't wait to serve you. See you this summer! Donna and Kevin More

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Delicious breakfasts! Ate there three times on our trip, the food was great, hot chocolate amazing and it's a cozy place. Service can be slow, but that seems to be a theme in Alaska. Definitely recommend - delicious baked goods as well!

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DonnaMaltz, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this review

We are so glad you had good time at the Fresh Sourdough Express. Thank you for coming by! Donna and Kevin More

Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Nice place. Food and service was great. We came by for lunch. They try to use as much local food as possible. WIsh we could have had time to stop here for breakfast also.

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DonnaMaltz, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your support! Donna and Kevin More

Virginia
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We came here one day for a brunch-type meal. It's the sort of place that I really want to like. Looks like it does local stuff, wholesome, and I gotta love a place that looks like it takes baked goods seriously. I think my biggest concern is the slow service and the fact that the food seemed like it should... More

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DonnaMaltz, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this review

Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Because of instances of poor service and unsatisfied customers such as these, the former owners have decided to run the restaurant once again. The Fresh Sourdough Express strives to provide the highest quality food and service at a reasonable price so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of local, healthy, organic food. May your next... More

Homer, Alaska
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I've had a rollercoaster experience with Sourdough Express. Some of this might come with the rumors I've heard about ownership and head chef/cook shakeups, but I don't know. First visit was great. Second was poor. Third was good. I'll discuss my experience in light of all visits. The portions are big, and the selection is good. Local as often as... More

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DonnaMaltz, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we apologize for the inconsistent service. As you may have heard, the former owners, Donna and Kevin, will be back this summer to run the restaurant. We are excited to serve you! Donna and Kevin More

Tweed Heads, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

When we arrived about 9.30 Sunday morning we were seated immediately and thought things were pretty quiet. Within fifteen minutes the place was packed, and when our food arrived we could see why it's so popular. Delicious pancakes for the whole family, and our first experience of biscuit and gravy. Yum! Our first 'real' American breakfast and we loved it.... More

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DonnaMaltz, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by! We are so grateful for your support. Best, Donna and Kevin More

Homer, Alaska, United States
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I sent a bunch of my clients over to the Sourdough and the place was closed... I called an the phone number is out of service... Too bad it was one of the better places in town...

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DonnaMaltz, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this review

Sorry we missed you. Donna and Kevin, the former owners, are in the process of reopening the restaurant and will be open May 2! We hope to see you then, Donna and Kevin More

Durham, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We were delayed out of Homer, due to weather, during a bear watching trip. We went to Sourdough Express on recommendation of the flight service folks at Beluga Air after a night of camping. On a Saturday morning around 8:30a/9:00a we were seated immediately and given menus and drinks. I had a soy chai tea and my husband had coffee.... More

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DonnaMaltz, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this review

Thank you! We are excited to serve you again. Our doors open May 2! Donna and Kevin More

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