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Ruggles Cafe Bakery

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2365A Rice Blvd, Houston, TX 77005
(713) 520-6662
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Today
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
LIKED IT

We liked it a lot. The food was good, many choices. The pudding was excellent. Even though it takes some time to get the food after ordering., but you will love it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2014
HoustonTedy
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Houston
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  • Families with children
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Houston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We liked it a lot. The food was good, many choices. The pudding was excellent. Even though it takes some time to get the food after ordering., but you will love it.

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Houston, Texas
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142 reviews 142 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Ruggles Cafe in Rice Village has gone way downhill since it first opened. It looks sort of dingy and the food is just okay. Especially for what you're paying! I can't think of anything I would recommend and I probably won't be back. I would rather spend my money at Ruggles Green, which is an all-organic and locally grown offshoot... More 

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Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

I went with my family and we ordered a Variety of things, Wraps, sandwiches, salads, burgers. And everyone thought it could of been better. The salads were "tasteless and terrible" the wrap was "not that good". With so many awesome places to eat in rice village go someplace else!!

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Boise, Idaho
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82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

In a deli/bistro setting, Ruggles Cafe Bakery is an ideal place to have lunch or dinner when in the museum district or visiting Rice University. The desserts, especially the carrot cakes and others are exceptional. They offer great sandwiches and dishes as well as burgers and vegetarian dishes. Several days a week, they have a BYGO dessert special as well... More 

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Chicago Heights, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I stop in here every time I come anywhere close to Rice University. Personally, I don't like expensive restaurants, so this place is right up my alley because everything is reasonably priced and delicious. If you don't want to have dinner here, then just have dinner someplace else and come here for dessert. A must try is the bread pudding!

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Houston
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12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Warm and inviting.That was my first impression.There did seem to be a lot to choose from wished I had looked at the menu but this was definitely impromptu.Since other reviewers mentioned the desserts we got the White chocolate bread pudding. This ain't yo grandmmama's bread pudding! It was sweeter, richer with a nice texture.Crisp around the edges yet soft with... More 

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Houston, Texas
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54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

So much to order and so little time. The black bean burger was amazing but the diner cake wirh globs of chocolate icing were to die for. Also great place to sit outside and chill out.

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We went for an early evening dinner. There were only about twenty customers seated. I ordered a bowl of corn chowder. When informed that it would not come with any bread whatsoever I ordered sour dough. My husband ordered a grilled cheese sandwich and a cup of black bean soup. The order arrived and my first sip of the lukewarm... More 

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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199 reviews 199 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This was my first time in a bakery which was a cafe as well. This was just great. Full choice of all kinds of bread with a full choice of cheese, just what a Dutchman wants for lunch. Service was also good, the order came within minutes. One negative poit is, they don't serve a glass of wine. They told... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Met a couple others for a casual business discussion recently. Salads, sandwiches, and sweet potato fries were all top-quality. I am planning to go back soon and would definitely recommend to others!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2365A Rice Blvd, Houston, TX 77005
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > University Place
  • Neighborhood: University Place
  • Phone Number: (713) 520-6662

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Dessert, Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?