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Story last updated at 5:02 PM on Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Coffee's on at Far Out Café; food soon will follow

By McKibben Jackinsky
Staff Writer


With a pocket full of Homer-pleasing experience when it comes to coffee and food, on July 1 Tim and Annie Hamilton opened Far Out Café at mile 3.3 East End Road, next to Redden Marine.

Former owners of Latitude 59, a well-known Homer café no longer in business, the Hamiltons were the ones to introduce food service at that establishment. In addition to the experience they bring to their new venture, the couple's staff at Far Out Café includes Latitude 59's founder, Linda Ellsworth.

Kaladi Brothers coffee "done right" is being served at Far Out Café, according to Tim Hamilton.

"We've got 30-plus years of coffee experience in the Homer area," said Hamilton.

East End Road commuters and neighboring residents and businesses can use the café's six drive-through windows for easy coffee pick-up.

In addition to by-the-cup, Kaladi Brothers coffee can be purchased by the pound. Baked goods prepared at Fritz Creek General Store also are available.

A menu of food selections based on original recipes, some that will be remembered from the Hamiltons' Latitude 59 days, is coming soon.

"Sandwiches, wraps and salads. Everything from Reubens to vegan," said Hamilton. "And did I mention pasta salad with garlic and Parmesan cheese?"

Remodeling of the indoor space has begun, with temporary furnishings of tables and lawn chairs available for customers wanting to relax in the café. Those will be replaced by Italian furniture as soon as it arrives.

Also coming soon are art shows and live music.

"And we've got fire-breathing fish," said Hamilton of "Fired Up," a metalwork sculpture designed by the late Doug Schwiesow with local artist Mavis Mueller. The pair of fish lit up the stage at the 2011 Salmonstock music festival in Ninilchik.

"They'll be breathing fire soon," said Hamilton.

McKibben Jackinsky can be reached at mckibben. jackinsky@homernews.com.