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Where to Find Satisfying Kolaches in Austin

Sweet and savory Czech pastries

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Kolaches are an iconic foodstuff in Texas, particularly Central Texas. There are many places to grab this historical Czech pastry around town, where it is either the main attraction or savory supplements to a menu full of donuts and other treats. While the word kolache usually indicates sweet, fruit-filled pastries, for the purposes of this guide, it is being used interchangeably with klobasnek, which is the Texas-bred variant containing sausage and other meats.

In Austin, this means classic takes from Moonlight Bakery, barbecue-stuffed ones from Kerlin BBQ, vegan versions from Capital City Bakery, sweet and savory takes from Batch Craft Beer, and more. This update adds Little Brother, Austin Kolache & Koffee, and Saddle Up to the mix.

For more baked goods, check out Eater’s picks for Austin’s best bakeries.

Missing a favorite kolache spot below? Let Eater know in the comments or over the tipline.

With updates by Nadia Chaudhury and Erin Russell.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Round Rock Donuts

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106 W Liberty St
Round Rock, TX 78664
(512) 255-3629
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The famous doughnut factory also cranks out some delicious sausage kolaches.

Round Rock Donuts’ kolaches
Round Rock Donuts’ kolaches
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2. Angel Donuts

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8300 N FM 620 Ste 200
Austin, TX 78726
(512) 330-4825
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Grab a pepperoni and cheese kolache to go with the salted caramel cake doughnut, s'mores cake ball, and bubble tea.

Kolaches at Angel Donuts
Kolaches at Angel Donuts
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3. Austin Kolache & Koffee

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8127 Mesa Dr B202
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 551-3115
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At its new location in North Austin, Austin Kolache & Koffee serves fruit and cream cheese kolaches and klobasneks with sausage and venison from Hudson Meat Company.

4. Lone Star Kolaches

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2210 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 800-9343
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With several locations around Austin, Lone Star Kolaches is a convenient option for a wide variety of freshly made fruit, cheese, and meat kolaches.

Lone Star Kolaches
Lone Star Kolaches
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5. SH Donuts

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Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78723

This University Hills shop has earned acclaim not just for its excellent doughnuts, but also for its solid klobasniky.

SH Donuts
SH Donuts
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6. Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

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3220 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78723

The beer and kolache shop offers up pillowy klobasniky filled with meats like sausage or pepperoni (including vegetarian options), and kolaches full of sweet cheeses, fruits, and nuts.

Batch’s kolaches
Batch’s kolaches
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7. Saddle Up Austin

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1309 Rosewood Ave
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 551-2002
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Given that essential barbecue truck Micklethwait is on-site, Saddle Up’s morning pastry options include a kolache with the truck’s brisket and one with its sausage. The casual spot in Central East Austin also serves coffee, wine, and beer.

8. Kerlin BBQ

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1700 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 412-5588
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It's possible that Kerlin is more famous for its kolaches than its barbecue, so much so it opened a dedicated kolache trailer. And with good reason, because a brisket-stuffed kolache is the exemplar of Texas fusion cuisine.

Kerlin BBQ’s kolaches
Kerlin BBQ’s kolaches
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9. Capital City Bakery

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2211 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 666-7437
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This vegan bakery offers ham and cheese or jalapeño sausage and cheese kolaches, among the many confections on offer.

10. Little Brother Coffee & Kolaches

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1512 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

The South Congress branch of the tiny Rainey Street bar doesn’t serve booze, but more than makes up for it with rotating flavors of sweet and savory kolaches from the restaurant group’s star pastry chef Lindsay O’Rourke, along with various ways to obtain a caffeine jolt.

11. Moonlight Bakery

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2300 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 462-1302
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Along with a broad selection of pastries in this South Lamar shop is a menu of kolaches both sweet (apricot, pineapple, blueberry, and more) and savory (ham and Swiss, sausage, and more).

Moonlight Bakery’s kolache
Moonlight Bakery’s kolache
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12. Donut Taco Palace

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5446 W Highway 290
Austin, TX 78735
(512) 891-6746
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A joint so awesomely, Austintatiously weird, it earned its own song. Get a sausage kolache to go with your doughnut taco (or doughnut and tacos).

Donut Taco Palace’s kolaches
Donut Taco Palace’s kolaches
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1. Round Rock Donuts

106 W Liberty St, Round Rock, TX 78664
Round Rock Donuts’ kolaches
Round Rock Donuts’ kolaches
Madi M./Yelp

The famous doughnut factory also cranks out some delicious sausage kolaches.

106 W Liberty St
Round Rock, TX 78664

2. Angel Donuts

8300 N FM 620 Ste 200, Austin, TX 78726
Kolaches at Angel Donuts
Kolaches at Angel Donuts
Angel Donuts/Facebook

Grab a pepperoni and cheese kolache to go with the salted caramel cake doughnut, s'mores cake ball, and bubble tea.

8300 N FM 620 Ste 200
Austin, TX 78726

3. Austin Kolache & Koffee

8127 Mesa Dr B202, Austin, TX 78759

At its new location in North Austin, Austin Kolache & Koffee serves fruit and cream cheese kolaches and klobasneks with sausage and venison from Hudson Meat Company.

8127 Mesa Dr B202
Austin, TX 78759

4. Lone Star Kolaches

2210 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757
Lone Star Kolaches
Lone Star Kolaches
Jen S./Yelp

With several locations around Austin, Lone Star Kolaches is a convenient option for a wide variety of freshly made fruit, cheese, and meat kolaches.

2210 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757

5. SH Donuts

Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78723
SH Donuts
SH Donuts
Robert D./Yelp

This University Hills shop has earned acclaim not just for its excellent doughnuts, but also for its solid klobasniky.

Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78723

6. Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

3220 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78723
Batch’s kolaches
Batch’s kolaches
Courtney Pierce/EATX

The beer and kolache shop offers up pillowy klobasniky filled with meats like sausage or pepperoni (including vegetarian options), and kolaches full of sweet cheeses, fruits, and nuts.

3220 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78723

7. Saddle Up Austin

1309 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702

Given that essential barbecue truck Micklethwait is on-site, Saddle Up’s morning pastry options include a kolache with the truck’s brisket and one with its sausage. The casual spot in Central East Austin also serves coffee, wine, and beer.

1309 Rosewood Ave
Austin, TX 78702

8. Kerlin BBQ

1700 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Kerlin BBQ’s kolaches
Kerlin BBQ’s kolaches
Kerlin BBQ/Facebook

It's possible that Kerlin is more famous for its kolaches than its barbecue, so much so it opened a dedicated kolache trailer. And with good reason, because a brisket-stuffed kolache is the exemplar of Texas fusion cuisine.

1700 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

9. Capital City Bakery

2211 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

This vegan bakery offers ham and cheese or jalapeño sausage and cheese kolaches, among the many confections on offer.

2211 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

10. Little Brother Coffee & Kolaches

1512 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

The South Congress branch of the tiny Rainey Street bar doesn’t serve booze, but more than makes up for it with rotating flavors of sweet and savory kolaches from the restaurant group’s star pastry chef Lindsay O’Rourke, along with various ways to obtain a caffeine jolt.

1512 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

11. Moonlight Bakery

2300 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Moonlight Bakery’s kolache
Moonlight Bakery’s kolache
Ziyan C./Yelp

Along with a broad selection of pastries in this South Lamar shop is a menu of kolaches both sweet (apricot, pineapple, blueberry, and more) and savory (ham and Swiss, sausage, and more).

2300 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

12. Donut Taco Palace

5446 W Highway 290, Austin, TX 78735
Donut Taco Palace’s kolaches
Donut Taco Palace’s kolaches
Angel S./Yelp

A joint so awesomely, Austintatiously weird, it earned its own song. Get a sausage kolache to go with your doughnut taco (or doughnut and tacos).

5446 W Highway 290
Austin, TX 78735

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