“We’re a traditional bakery and we cater to customers whose families have lived in this neighborhood for generations,”
-Antonetta “Toni” Binanti, Owner
Rudy’s Bakery and Cafe has been a Ridgewood staple since 1934. For 80 years, we have stayed true to our roots as a German Bakery serving Black Forest Cake, Bienenstich, and Strudle.
Rudy’s has recently undergone some exciting changes and is now called Rudy’s Bakery and Cafe. With the addition of the cafe, a new Pastry Chef Cristina Nastasi former pastry chef of the cafes at MOMA joined the Rudy’s team. Cristina has added modern day desserts such as Flourless Chocolate Cake, Oatmeal Marshmallow Sandwiches and Salted Caramel Cake, as well as Vegan and Gluten Free treats.
We carry gelato all year round and Seasonal Beverages like Homemade Dark Hot Chocolate in the winter and Iced Nutella Latte in the summer.
We make specialty cakes for all occasions as well as Fondant Cakes.
Our Pastry Chef
Pastry Chef Cristina Nastasi is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute. Upon her graduating in 2004, she began her professional career working in several prominent New York City restaurants. Cristina has had the incredible opportunity to work with well known pastry chefs in New York City, including Claudia Flemming, among others.
Cristina joins Rudy’s after working for Danny Meyer’s Union Square hospitality group and was formerly the Pastry Chef of Café 2 and Terrace5 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Cristina has been mentioned in FoodArts, a highly acclaimed culinary magazine. She’s also been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal and several internet blogs.
Cristina has a true passion for Pastry Arts and is excited to share her delicious creations with Ridgewood.