Rustika Café and Bakery Reintroduces its Jewish-Mexican Fusion Favorites to Friendswood

Rustika Café and Bakery Reintroduces its Jewish-Mexican Fusion Favorites to Friendswood

Popular family-owned café and bake shoppe reopens under new management and staff; to host School of Lil’ Chefs baking class for local charity in March

Rustika Café and Bakery Reintroduces its Jewish-Mexican Fusion Favorites to FriendswoodThe Friendswood community can once again enjoy Rustika Café and Bakery‘s all-natural, preservative-free food and desserts now that the Texas-based bakery has reopened near Stevenson Park!

Located at 1302 S. Friendswood Drive, the Friendswood Rustika Café and Bakery is now corporate-owned with new management and staff, and features an enhanced experience. The upgraded café and bakery recently underwent cosmetic renovations, including adding a private room for group gatherings, fresh coat of paint, rustic decorations and fixtures, and much more. In addition, the café and bakery will offer cooking and baking classes, for both kids and adults, for the community to enjoy.

To celebrate Rustika’s grand reopening, the family-owned café and bakery is giving The Birthday Joy Program – a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing birthday parties to children in homeless shelters, group homes and other disadvantaged situations – a free School of Lil’ Chefs class for up to 20 guests and a personalized custom cake. In March, kids from The Birthday Joy Program will get to experience a two-hour baking or cooking party. During the class, they will get to choose two activities, which include cake decorating, cookie baking and decorating, savory and sweet pizza baking, pastry baking and quiche baking.

“We’re so excited to reopen – with a new look – and rejoin the amazing Friendswood community,” said Rustika Culinary Director Justinne Whichard. “We’re committed to giving back to the community and wanted to share our family’s passion for cooking and teaching with local youth. It is our hope that we inspire children to fall in love with baking and cooking as they go through this class. We can’t wait to host the cooking class in the weeks ahead and are excited for future events in our newly renovated space.”

Inspired by cultural culinary experiences from across the globe that span generations, Rustika Café and Bakery serves delicious Jewish-Mexican fusion favorites such as Chilaquiles, Migas and Matzah Ball Soup, along with the traditional omelets, sandwiches, salads and more. Plus, guests can indulge in decadent cakes, cookies, pies, desserts and pastries as the perfect treat after – or maybe even before – a great meal.

Rustika Café and Bakery specializes in all-natural, preservative-free, handmade cakes that are perfect for any occasion. The bakery’s talented cake artists create beautiful, tasty edible masterpieces daily that are the perfect centerpieces for birthdays, baby showers, wedding showers, graduations, weddings and more.

Rustika Café and Bakery’s Friendswood location is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. To book your own School of Lil’ Chefs class and for more information on Rustika Café and Bakery, visit

Rustika Café and Bakery Reintroduces its Jewish-Mexican Fusion Favorites to Friendswood

Founded by Pastry Chef Francis Reznick in 1994, Rustika Café and Bakery is a family-owned and operated establishment with four locations throughout the Houston area. Rustika Café and Bakery’s vision is simple: use only the highest-quality ingredients while putting an international flair to each dish. Born in Mexico from Jewish-European descent, Chef Reznick sources ingredients and recipes from across the globe. Everything on Rustika Café and Bakery’s menu, from chilaquiles and empanadas to gourmet cookies and cakes, are scratch-made, in-house daily using only the best all-natural, preservative-free ingredients. Rustika Café and Bakery ships its famous cakes and empanadas nationwide with Goldbelly – straight from Houston to your doorstep. For more information on Rustika Café & Bakery, visit

Rustika Café & Bakery offers franchise development opportunities across the U.S. For more information, please call Kat Davidson at 678.485.8413 or email