Kolache Shoppe, a beloved Houston institution for Czech-style pastries, just debuted its second location in the Heights.
The nearly fifty-year-old bakery just threw open its doors this morning at 1031 Heights Boulevard with 30 kolache flavors in tow. The new stand-alone outpost offers 1,200 square-feet of space at the Heights Central Station, with a drive-thru window on deck and a full-service espresso bar that slings Boomtown Coffee. Kolaches take center stage, of course, with a custom made kolache case by Cory Wagner of Dumptruck Design in the Heights. The glass, white steel, and reclaimed wood case “acts as a modern ‘frame’ for the pastry panorama,” according to a press release. Modern geometric riffs on Czech art adorn the walls.
Butter-infused kolaches popular at the shop’s Richmond Avenue location made the trek to the Heights including breakfast varieties featuring eggs, bacon, cheese, and brisket. There’s a klobasniky made with Kiolbassa Polish-style sausage, plus flavors featuring cottage cheese, apricot, poppy seed, or Nutella, and even a vegan option. The new Heights location also offers a full-service coffee bar serving up espresso drinks as opposed to solely drip coffee found at the Richmond location.
“Ever since we bought the Kolache Shoppe in the Greenway Plaza area in 2014, we began dreaming of expanding our footprint to another neighborhood in Houston,” Randy Hines, Kolache Shoppe owner said in a statement. “The Heights was always at the top of our list, as we love the neighborhood’s energy, sense of community, and appreciation for authentic, local, high quality food and drinks.”
Kolache Shoppe is now open and operates Tuesday through Sunday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., closed Mondays. The bakery will announce permanent hours and grand opening plans in January.