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Fresh Sourdough Express

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1316 Ocean Dr, Homer, AK 99603-7913
+1 907-235-7571
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 03:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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149 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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 full from our meal. Maybe on our next visit...

Thank MarcInSA
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 

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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 the coffee was refilled often.

Thank Megan R
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
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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.

1 Thank FLpreservationist
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 

Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 goods!

Thank Grace L
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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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

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 

Thank Suzanne L
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 

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 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.

1 Thank Gwen C
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
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188 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 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.

Thank iris212
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
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457 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 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 

Thank Oceandweller7
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 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

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 

Thank kaylaeyre
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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

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!

1 Thank PiccardaTattini
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Seafood, American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1316 Ocean Dr, Homer, AK 99603-7913
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Homer
  • Phone Number: +1 907-235-7571
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?