The Kolache Kitchen Review

Just what is a kolache?

Until this new eatery opened up in the Overseas Market on Roosevelt Blvd, I had never heard of one. Apparently, it is a Texas thing, brought to them in the late 1800’s by Czech immigrants. This pastry is a fluffy round of yeasted dough filled with fruit and/or cheese.  However, more recently, savory kolaches are making an entrance. And, The Kolache Kitchen offers both sweet and savory kolaches along with street tacos, brunch options served all day, and much more. 

I have eaten here a handful of times already since discovering The Kolache Kitchen last month. Coffee is always involved. They serve very good regular coffee as well as a selection of other coffee drinks such as espressos, lattes and more. 

During a recent visit, I met the owner, Chris Demers. He is a convivial, go getter type of guy that has several successful restaurants in other areas. So, I am hoping this one will be a success too. He even offers catering and boxed lunches! 

What to Order?

On my first visit, I did not order a kolache. Instead, I went with the huevos rancheros. The Kolache Kitchen version of this dish may be the best that I have ever eaten. Keep in mind that I am from NJ and have never been to TX! Still, the perfectly cooked eggs served over tortillas and served with black beans, queso fresco, ranchero salsa, pico de gallo, and a chipotle sour cream drizzle was sublime. Everything just worked so well together, and not against each other like can happen so often when pairing so many diverse flavors. 

I have gotten some different breakfast tacos and a couple of sweet kolcahes on my consequential trips to The Kolache Kitchen. While the Huevos Rancheros were amazing, they were a big serving and $15 at that. And, I also want to explore some other things on the menu. The breakfast tacos are delicious, and very affordably priced starting from $4.25 each depending on the filling. My favorite so far is the sausage and egg with jalapeños added. If you are just a little hungry, one of these nice sized tacos will do. But, you may need a couple if you are really hungry. 

I have tried the cinnamon roll and the cheese kolache as well. Both were good. The pastry is not really sweet itself, but the fillings are and make up for that. The turkey kolache that we tried was a bit bland. It was that same pastry from the sweet kolaches with a piece of turkey tucked into it. A bit of sriracha or chipotle cream fixes that right up though. 

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Island Genn
Key West Concierge

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