Kraftsmen Baking

Kraftsmen Baking and Cafe will end its full service at the Heights location at 611 W. 22nd St. on Sunday, according to the bakery. (Photo courtesy of Kraftsmen Baking)

A longstanding Heights bakery is closing its full-service kitchen this weekend, according to the restaurant. Kraftsmen Baking & Café announced Wednesday that the bakery will cease the full-service menu at the Heights café location on Sunday, citing the impending end of its lease at 611 W. 22nd St. in the Heights.

However, the retail bakery store will remain open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. with sales of breads, pastries, and other baked goods. 

Originally founded by Tycer in 2001, a news release from the bakery said it was the first original artisan bakery in Houston, and has breads served at more than 200 restaurants in the Houston, Galveston and Austin areas.

“We will continue to serve our artisan breads to both retail customers and our wholesale accounts, and hope to share plans for our new location in the near future.  We very much enjoy the café portion and intend to jump back in when we can," founder and owner As to our employees, we will use our wholesale client list of restaurants to help them find employment. I would like to thank all our wonderful customers who have supported us through the years.

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