A neighborhood bakery beloved by many Heights residents is shutting its doors.
Angela’s Oven, 204 Aurora St., announced in a Sept. 4 Facebook post it would be closing its brick-and-mortar bakery.
Angela and Jerry Shawn have operated the bakery and sandwich shop since 2006.
“Thanks for all the support our community has shown to us over the years,” the Shawns wrote on Facebook. “We have decided we will no longer be open to the public in the Heights. We will still be open at farmers markets on Saturdays, so pastries and bread will still be available. Thanks again, and we truly love our community!”
The bakery gained a loyal following for its handcrafted breads, pastries and breakfast staples.
Area residents expressed an outpouring of support for the Shawns and their business on Facebook.
Bulki Bartz called Angela’s Oven a “little piece of heaven in our neighborhood.”
Alva Trevino raved about Angela’s croissants and baguettes, quiche, veggie omelettes, cinnamon buns and sourdough bread. She also heaped praise upon the bakery’s croque monsieur — a hot ham and cheese sandwich — and croque madame, a hot ham and cheese sandwich with a fried or poached egg.
Like many others, she was distraught and disappointed at the news of Angela’s closing.
“I'm still crying,” Trevino said. “I’m so sad. I need a hug.”
Added Heights resident Catherine Martin: “We are going to miss everyone so much — and the food of course. I wish the best for you guys and hope to see you again in the neighborhood.”
Her husband, Curt Martin, said Angela’s Oven had “the best breakfast in the Heights” and that it would be “missed greatly.”
Chastity Lynn said she was “bummed” by the announcement of Angela’s Oven closing, and that it had the “best avocado toast in town.”
Wendy Lynn Engel said the guava danish was her favorite pastry from Angela’s, while Martha Henry Maloch said she would miss the chocolate croissants.
Margaret Whitener Tann also said Angela’s Oven would be missed in the neighborhood, but that she would continue to support the Shawns at farmers markets.
Angela’s Oven will continue its weekend operations at the Memorial Villages Farmers Market, 10840 Beinhorn Rd., and The Woodlands Farmers' Market at Grogan’s Mill, 7 Switchbud Place in The Woodlands.
The Memorial Villages Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, and The Woodlands Farmers' Market is open from 9 a.m.-noon.
For more information, call 346-571-3740.