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Rustika Cafe and Bakery

3237 SW Freeway Houston, TX 77027 | Greenway Plaza | 713-665-6226

Location Description:

This Mexican-Jewish bakery and cafe is famous for Latin-American pastries like the dulce de leche-filled alfajores. There is also a full menu of oversized sandwiches and Mexican breakfast dishes along with an unlikely lineup of empanadas, crepes, blintzes, matzoh ball soup and the hottest jalapeño gefilte fish you've ever tasted.

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  • Cuisine(s): Bakery, Jewish, Mexican
  • Hours: Mon 7am-5pm, Tue-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 8am-3pm
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack Food
  • Alcohol: BYOB
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Features: Catering, Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout

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