The cafe, which opened in January 2018, serves as a financial pillar for TRC, but it also stands on its own, TRC Co-Director Kelly Hall said. Additionally, Re:Bar provides second-chance jobs for those in mental health or addiction recovery, such as barista Paige Terrell.
“It’s just really incredible that people have given these opportunities to someone that’s having so much trouble,” Terrell said.
The name Re:Bar, created by cafe Manager Anita Edwards, stems from the idea of redoing the bar scene, she said.
“You come in and everyone knows your name [like at a bar], but instead you can have healthy drinks and food that are good for your body, healthy conversations and healthy relationships based on love rather than alcohol,” Anita said.
Re:Bar’s food menu is gluten free, featuring waffles, soup, smoothie bowls, parfait and waffles Benedict as well as the “frittaffle”—a frittata made in a waffle maker—and the “waffle-nini,” a panini sandwich made in a waffle maker.
“I wanted to do a completely gluten-free menu because it just means there’s more room at the table for people,” Hall said. “We really try to blur the lines of social constructs so people realize we all have more in common than we have different.”
The cafe also has vegan dishes and a keto waffle available, in addition to a variety of coffees, teas and signature cold-pressed Steampunk Juice blends.
“We’ve found that there’s never competing with businesses around us, even food businesses,” said Aaron Edwards, TRC co-director and Anita’s husband. “It just feels like we’re on the same team, from the businesses to the customers.”
Re:Bar Cafe and Juicestillery
416 W. Main St., Tomball
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.,
Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., closed Fri. and Sun.