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Where to Find Satisfying Kolaches in Austin

Sweet and savory Czech pastries

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Batch’s kolaches
| Courtney Pierce/EATX

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.

Round Rock Donuts

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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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Angel Donuts

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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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Austin Kolache & Koffee

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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.

Lone Star Kolaches

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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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SH Donuts

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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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Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

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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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Saddle Up Austin

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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.

Kerlin BBQ

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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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Capital City Bakery

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

Little Brother Coffee & Kolaches

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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.

Moonlight Bakery

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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
Ziyan C./Yelp

Donut Taco Palace

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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
Angel S./Yelp

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Round Rock Donuts

Round Rock Donuts’ kolaches
Round Rock Donuts’ kolaches
Madi M./Yelp

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

Round Rock Donuts’ kolaches
Round Rock Donuts’ kolaches
Madi M./Yelp

Angel Donuts

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.

Kolaches at Angel Donuts
Kolaches at Angel Donuts
Angel Donuts/Facebook

Austin Kolache & Koffee

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.

Lone Star Kolaches

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.

Lone Star Kolaches
Lone Star Kolaches
Jen S./Yelp

SH Donuts

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.

SH Donuts
SH Donuts
Robert D./Yelp

Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

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.

Batch’s kolaches
Batch’s kolaches
Courtney Pierce/EATX

Saddle Up Austin

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.

Kerlin BBQ

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.

Kerlin BBQ’s kolaches
Kerlin BBQ’s kolaches
Kerlin BBQ/Facebook

Capital City Bakery

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

Little Brother Coffee & Kolaches

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.

Moonlight Bakery

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).

Moonlight Bakery’s kolache
Moonlight Bakery’s kolache
Ziyan C./Yelp

Donut Taco Palace

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).

Donut Taco Palace’s kolaches
Donut Taco Palace’s kolaches
Angel S./Yelp

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