ALASKA THIS MONTH Compiled By Tasha Anderson
Above: Two Sisters Bakery owners Sharon Roufa, left, and Carri Thurman. Right: Two Sisters Bakery in Homer.
wo Sisters Bakery, located at 233 Bunnell Avenue in Homer, is not a one-stop bakery: To truly experience what this locally owned business has to offer, multiple visits are absolutely necessary. Currently co-owned by Carri Thurman and Sharon Roufa, Two Sisters Bakery, in one form or another, has been feeding Homer residents and guests since 1993 “as an answer to year round jobs and a need in the community for more services open through the long winters,” Thurman says. Thurman was one of the original partners. She “arrived [in Alaska] in 1985 as a twenty-two year old ski bum with a tent and fifty dollars.” Roufa joined the bakery when “one day a big group off a tour bus descended upon [Thurman] working alone while [Roufa] was having a coffee at the counter. She asked if [Thurman] needed help—and the rest is history,” Thurman says. Now Two Sisters Bakery offers “a variety of sweet and savory baked goods during the day along with soups and sandwiches on our fresh bread.” But in the evening, the bakery transforms into a bistro, serving “Alaskan microbrews on tap and a small but delicious selection of wines by the glass or bottle. The food in the evening is very different from the day with handmade pasta, local seafood, and steaks roasted in the wood fired oven,” Thurman says. But even a visit in the morning, at lunch, and in the evening would not be enough to enjoy Two Sisters Bakery’s services, as it is also a bed and breakfast with two suites available on the top floor of the building that come with complimentary breakfast and views of the ocean. twosistersbakery.net
Alaska Business Monthly | July 2013
Photos courtesy of Carri Thurman.
Two Sisters Bakery