Locally Owned By The Pinker Family
The Rustic Cafe (Formally Rustic Pie) has been a local Prescott restaurant since 2012. Kim Pinker has a passion for baking pies and that passion shows in her work. Rustic Pie Company offers a vast assortment of freshly made pies, ranging from pecan to apple blueberry and beyond - all made by Kim and her family. Kim owns the business alongside her husband, Nishon. The Pinkers' children also help out at the shop.
Fresh pies and other treats are baked there daily. Assorted pies vary on a daily basis due to the availability of fresh ingredients. "There's always apple, cherry, and mixed berry. She also mixes apple with other ingredients, raspberry with other ingredients. Out of the blue she made a raspberry, rhubarb pie and it was hugely popular. "There are no canned fruits, nor canned fillings. It's all made right here." –Nishon
The biggest reviews on Facebook has been about the Lemon Sour Cream pie claimed to be better than the traditional meringue.
Pie offerings can be purchased whole and by the slice to be enjoyed at the cozy shop or order in advance for holidays and events.
"Everything is made completely from scratch. There are no canned fillings. The pecan is one of the most popular pies. Even the crust is done by hand. We don't use a mixer for the crust. It's all done by hand. People tell us the pecan pie is the best they ever had." - Kim
The Pinkers first went into business in southern California. Originally the family planned to open a café with friends. When that fell through, Kim Pinker started making her own pies. She's been baking them ever since. Eventually the family decided to move to the Prescott area. Once in the quad-city area, they soon found a piece of property and opened the Rustic Pie Company shortly thereafter.
While the shop specializes in pies made from scratch, the Prescott, locally owned family business also offers homemade cookies, breads, cinnamon rolls, muffins and much more. Beef, vegetable and chicken potpies also are on the menu for those who want to stop in for a little lunch. "We make three different pot pies and they are just killer," Nishon said. "They're all made here with the same crust we use for our pies."
If you are a Chili fan then you must try it here! Chili is served every day.
Deli Sandwiches and Quiche are also regular menu items. Besides tables inside the quaint pie shop, outside seating also is available in the courtyard.