Adding gourmet ingredients to a meal makes a commonplace activity feel special, much like brushing your teeth with a sparkler or withdrawing money from an ATM while holding it at gunpoint. Make a maw feel extra-special with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of baked goods, sandwiches, drinks, and more at Kraftsmen Cafe, with locations on Montrose and West 22nd Street.
Helmed by highly acclaimed chef Scott Tycer, Kraftsmen Cafe lulls hungry diners with a savory song of artisan breads, sandwiches, pastries, and more, all within the confines of a relaxed, yet upscale atmosphere. Cafe-goers can kick back with Kraftsmen Cafe’s menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, basking in orders of breakfast tacos ($2.85), Linzer tortes ($1.95+), zucchini bread slices ($1.95+), or a traditionally dressed breakfast of eggs, potatoes, toast, and sausage or bacon ($7.75). Sandwiches such as the turkey and brie, littered with avocado and bacon and resting comfortably on handcrafted slices of grilled baguette ($8.25 with chips), sate the demands of midday hunger unions, while creamy tomato-basil or potato-leek soups ($4) let diners sip and slurp to their tongue’s content. Kraftsmen Cafe also serves up a variety of sweets, including carrot cake, chocolate-pecan brownies, and almond créme brûlèe.
Houston Press and CultureMap Houston featured Kraftsmen Cafe. Yelpers give the Montrose Boulevard location an average rating of three stars. Citysearchers give the Montrose Boulevard location an average rating of 3.5 stars.
- I took my Effin' Good Sandwich and soup back to the office where my cubicle was a sad stand-in for the calm, cozy confines of Kraftsmen Cafe. The buttery croissant and tangy Dijon mustard of the sandwich more than made up for the change in scenery, however. – Katharine Shilcutt, Houston Press, Heights location
- Krafts'men is one of the premier places in town for fresh baked goods: the muffins, pastries and scones are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. If you come for lunch, the sandwiches are prepared with delectable bread straight from the oven that would even make a slice of withered bologna taste great. – CultureMap Houston, Montrose Boulevard location