La Casita Bakeshop to get its own coffee shop

The all time favorite and loved cruffins, quiches, sandwiches, croissants and butter cookies of La Casita Bakeshop will now be available in their very own coffee shop which is set to open in Rowlett according to a Dallas Observer article which says, 

“La Casita is opening a coffee shop. To be more specific, it’s taking over what was The Modern Well space on Main Street in Rowlett.

La Casita Coffee shop will carry all the requisite baked goods (cruffins), including some exclusives that can’t be bought anywhere else. Special menu items on Saturdays and Sundays will include delights like kouign amanns, twice-baked croissants and pastries. Plus a full menu of lattes, cortados, espressos and more.

The new spot is expected to open Jan. 21 at 3837 Main St. in Rowlett.” 

However, before La Casita Coffee reached this extraordinary stage of its life, its owner, Maricsa Trejo, had to go through rough times and humble beginnings according to a Dallas Morning News article. They say, 

“The rapid rise of Maricsa Trejo’s career and bakery is impressive but unsurprising. The 31-year-old pastry chef, who went from watching YouTube videos on how to make croissants to running one of the highest profile bakeries in North Texas and receiving a James Beard nomination, is a vessel of unfettered grit and energy.

A robust education in the form of El Centro Community College’s culinary program and training under pastry chefs like Stephan Collucci in New York put Trejo on a well-paved path toward success, but good ol’ roll-your-sleeves-up scrappiness got her the rest of the way. For several years, she spent seven days a week baking into the night, and she grew her business by going door-to-door, asking local businesses to give her pastries a chance.

At times she thought the business wouldn’t survive, like mid-2021 when pandemic-induced burnout, exhaustion and carpal tunnel syndrome from working nonstop almost pushed her to call it quits. They brought on more staff and changed the menu from weekly to monthly rotations. Now, with 17 employees and time for more creative energy, La Casita, and Trejo, are becoming household names in the local and national pastry sphere.”

Accordingly, their Rowlett location will not be accepting pre-orders as they will focus mainly in dine-in and takeouts.