Our Story

Steven and Marie Gomez became the owners of Cornerstone Bakery Café in February 2010. They'd been loyal customers to the Bakery for the last 8 years, first as visitors and then as residents. As owners, they've kept the menu basically the same, tweaking, upgrading and improving some recipes and all the while providing the same pride of ownership and consistent presentation and service which residents and visitors look forward to and have loved over the years.

Steven, a Real Estate Broker by trade, and Marie, a High School English teacher have embraced their new venture with excitement and joy. They look forward to growing and expanding the business over time and providing the freshest, baked goods around. Every muffin, loaf of bread, cake and pie is baked in the Cornerstone ovens at the Bakery. Only the freshest and highest quality will do for our guests. Our Ruidoso breakfasts and lunches feature quiches, homemade soups, sandwiches made with Cornerstone bread, and much more all served in a relaxing atmosphere by friendly and attentive staff.

In 2019 we opened up our new location and upgraded from our intimate 12 table restaurant to having seating and space 3 times larger. It allowed us to offer more products and services for our loyal following. During this transition, we had the great opportunity to bring on a partner. Our brother, Brian Gomez, joined our team leaving a career with USAA Insurance in Colorado Springs and moving his family of 6 to the mountains. Brian's hard-work and dedication to the growth has been a tremendous asset for the operation.

The staff at Cornerstone Bakery Café welcomes you to our establishment and looks forward to making you regular visitors!