“Anybody want to try a kolache?”
I asked many friends this and received the same puzzled look and questions. Kolaches (or kolace, kolach, or kolacky) is a Czechoslovakian-inspired pastry that can either be topped with sweet and savory toppings or filled with meat and non-meat fillings.
This is the focus of a new restaurant in West Wichita called KOLÁČE over at Tyler Pointe at 13th and Tyler.
8641 W 13th St N Suite 118
Wichita, KS 67212
Monday – Saturday: 6am – 2pm
Sunday: 7am – 2pm
Inside the restaurant is very thin and small, there only about 5-6 tables on our visit.
Kolace serves 23 varieties of kolaches daily for breakfast or lunch. The lunch kolaches usually come out around 10am. You can see their full list of options on their website but when I last looked, their online menu did not have pricing available. So here you go………
Kolaches run $2.75 for most of the breakfast egg options, $2 for the sweet options and then $3 for the specialty options like BBQ pork, pepperoni pizza, Buffalo chicken Ranch, etc. On my visit over the weekend, my friend and I ordered eight different ones including BBQ pork, jalapeno popper, chorizo, egg & cheese, sausage & gravy, bacon mac & cheese, and many more.
Obviously with that much variety, we weren’t going to be a big fan of every one of them but there were some that certainly stuck out as delicious. Pepperoni pizza for starters tasted just like a hot pocket but better. The sausage & gravy was delicious as expected. The chorizo, egg & cheese had the right amount of filler inside the pastry and a perfect breakfast option. Ones that didn’t hit the mark were the mac & cheese kolache along with any of the sweet kolaches. It was simply the pastry with minimal fruit on top; not really much to it.
We gave some samples to friends later that day and the one key opinion everybody focused in on was the quality and exceptional flavor of the dough. It was truly top notch and something all the girls raved about while sharing kolaches. If you eat them right after they have been heated up, it makes them that much better. The key is to finding the right kolache and filling that pleases your taste buds. With 23 different options that shouldn’t be too hard.
The service there was great as well; everybody was incredibly friendly. With minimal seating, it’s more of a grab-and-go concept but it’s definitely something that you can eat on the go. Kolace is a great option to order a big box of and take them to work as well……….*hint, hint*.
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