611 W. 22nd St.
Houston, TX 77008
After Scott Tycer’s popular, outside-the-box Textile shuttered in summer 2010, locals were left wondering what would become of the airy, Heights space. Less than six months later, they had their answer, when Kraftsmen Bakery opened for breakfast and lunch, touting soups, sandwiches and light-bites.
Inside the airy cafe, a handful of mementos from Textile remain. The gauzy curtains, chocolate banquettes and modern dining chairs, are still there, but Tycer’s traded in the white-tablecloth atmosphere for a casually-cool neighborhood spot.
Upon entering, a vibrant mural has been added, along with a changing menu specials board and pair of sunny, antique arm chairs. In the front corner, a pastry case tempts with macaroons, éclairs and other decadent desserts, while a nearby table stands ready with an array of house-made jams and jellies.
Head there for fresh breads, tasty sandwiches—the Effin’ Good or Ol’ School are stellar—salads and breakfast items. Kraftsmen is open Tuesday though Sunday for breakfast and lunch.