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Fresh Sourdough Express

) #2 of 7 Dessert in Homer #11 of 59 Places to Eat in Homer ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, American, Cafe
1316 Ocean Dr, Homer, AK 99603-7913
+1 907-235-7571
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1316 Ocean Dr, Homer, AK 99603-7913
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Reviewed 13 September 2014

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.More

Thank jkecsj
Donna M, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2014

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...More

Reviewed 12 September 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...More

Thank eyescanc
Donna M, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2014

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...More

Reviewed 11 September 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.More

Thank fancyfree28805
Donna M, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2014

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...More

Reviewed 10 September 2014

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

Thank fancyfree28805
Donna M, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2014

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....More

Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

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...More

Thank Lorrie L
Donna M, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2014

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...More

Reviewed 8 September 2014

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

Thank MBeezy
Donna M, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

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...More

Reviewed 3 September 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...More

Thank MarcInSA
Donna M, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2014

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...More

Reviewed 2 September 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...More

Thank Megan R
Donna M, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2014

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...More

Reviewed 2 September 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.More

1  Thank FLpreservationist
Donna M, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2014

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...More

Reviewed 29 August 2014

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...More

Thank Grace L
Donna M, Owner at Fresh Sourdough Express, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2014

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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 18
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 03:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1316 Ocean Dr, Homer, AK 99603-7913
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Homer
  • Phone Number: +1 907-235-7571
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At the Fresh Sourdough Express, we offer food that is both good for you and the planet. ~ Since 1982 we have Served Healthy Hearty Alaskan Cuisine focused on using Local and Organic ingredients.
We feature the best Alaskan seafood, pork, and beef plus plenty of Homer-grown vegetables. Offer delicious vegetarian & vegan options using as much seasonal Home-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.

We serve breakfast all day, hearty lunches, seasonal daily specials, to-go meals, and box lunches.
Daily baked goodies including gluten-free options and a variety of baked goods made with organic ingredients.
Drinks include a raw juice bar, smoothies, espresso drinks, milkshakes, Kombucha and natural sodas All in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Please check out our menu.
We offer catering services planned with attention to detail for any event.

Our Intentions, desires, and beliefs:
Customer service makes all the difference in your experience while you dine. It is our intention to serve you in a manner that is welcoming and enjoyable.
Buying local helps to build the local economy and assures freshness in all that we prepare. 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.

Check out our website and find out how we started the Cafe with just $43 and the passion "to make the world a better place one bite at a time." We sincerely look forward to serving you and value your feedback.
Open from May until October
Summer Hours Open DAILY 8 am - 5 pm daily
Off-season Hours 8-3 Closed on Thursday
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