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Fresh Sourdough Express

1316 Ocean Dr, Homer, AK 99603-7913
+1 907-235-7571
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Ranked #12 of 56 restaurants in Homer
Price range: $8 - $15
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
central Il
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Stopped for breakfast and so glad we did. Put small samples of a delicious cake as soon as we sat down. Great service and the breakfast outstanding! Will highly recommend!

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a friendly atmosphere with amazing food made from local ingredients, this is the place to eat. They are open for breakfast and lunch. You won't regret this choice!

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

Thanks so much for the Great Review!!!! Hope you are having a terrific time in AK.... come join us for some more great food anytime.... Enjoy the rest of your Alaska Adventure... Cheers Kevin, Donna and the terrific staff.... Serving Peace and Love- Organic and Local Food Since 1982 More

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We originally found this gem back in 2006 and were so happy to go back this summer as we were once again in Homer. The food is great and they are very friendly for those who eat gluten free. The GF bread is excellent and we even asked them to bake us two loaves to take with us (and will... More

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

Thanks for the great review! We so appreciate it.... Bruce was your waiters name and he is wonderful... and yes charming :-) been with us for 6 season and we are grateful. Please always give us a call and we will have plenty of gluten free special goodies for you and your family. Cheers Kevin, Donna and our Charming staff... More

Homer, Alaska, United States
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My last review showed them closed down last year. But they have been up and running again at full steam this summer and they are always busy due to their good quality meals and nice clean building. They are just a short walk from my Seaplane business down on Beluga Lake and we often have breakfast or lunch in the... More

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

Hi Alex... thanks so much for taking the time to write a NEW and improved review... WE SO APPRECIATE it.... those one star reviews really hurt our position on trip advisor.. wish there was a way to take it off since we were actually closed due to what happened when the woman who tried to buy our place failed... what... More

Redmond, Oregon
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I am so glad I found it, am going back tomorrow. good fresh food fair prices and their homemade biscuits are wonderful. The staff is very friendly and helpful and appear to really like where are they working which is a plus and comes through with their attitude towards customers. if you want good food at fair prices in a... More

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

Thanks for the great review! We so appreciate it.. its funny as you rated us 5 in all areas but it only came us as 4 stars? Anyhow... we are so glad we could serve you and really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.... :-) Kevin & Donna and our Awesome Staff appreciate you. Serving Peace and... More

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was the best restaurant we ate at in our 4 day stay in Homer. Very high quality, clean food. Really clean, as in no hidden ingredients or culinary subterfuge. Lovely, funny and cool waitstaff, excellent coffee. And the smoked salmon scrambled eggs will bring tears of joy to your eyes. The strawberry jam's no slouch, either. We live in... More

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

Mel you rocked my world with your great review! I am the owner and originally from NJ... spent a lot of time in NY where I got many great foodie ideas! Love coming back east and cruising the city streets to see what is trendy... Not been back for 3 years... time for a trip ;-) Serving peace and love... More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great atmosphere, good service, really good food. Pancake breakfast was excellent, French toast breakfast got high marks! One of our party was less than happy with her potatoes, but thinks it was just an herb or spice that wasnt to her liking. The prices were very reasonable for the amount of food you get. I will go back there, if... More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and share your experience with us. We also have a great lunch menu for you to try....Look forward to serving you again soon... Cheers and Gratitude.... Kevin, Donna and the rest of the bunch... More

Iowa
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stopped here for breakfast one morning while in Homer. It is a cute little place and is very inviting. Our waitress was friendly and really seemed glad we were going to eat there. Food was great, service even better. They have a wonderful bakery, too.

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

Feels so good to get reviews like YOURS.... We love what we do and appreciate YOU. Thanks for spreading the love... cheers Kevin & Donna More

Homer, Alaska
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I made a huge mistake and could not correct it until now. This is an Excellent place to eat and thanks to the Owners taking back over and Bruce the waiter they are really Celiac friendly. They admit that there might be a chance of getting crossed, but they do their best to minimize it. Give them a try especially... More

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

How awesome to get your 5 star review! So appreciate you taking the time to do this 3 times! and finally a 5 :-) makes us so happy to read your words and especially to continue serving you guys. We hope to stay open this fall if we have enough business and sure appreciate yours. cheers Kevin & Donna and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was searching tripadvisor to see if this restaurant was still open. We come to Homer every summer and will be there again in a couple of weeks. We always look forward to several trips to Sourdough Express. In our opinion, they have the best coffee in Homer and all the pastries and meals are fresh, hot and delicious. Can't... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to search us out.and write a great review. Last year we attempted to sell the restaurant and the person who took over racked up some not so good reviews and we feel down in rank... You review means so much to us and we look forward to serving you again! All the... More

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