Kolache love

Second outpost of family-owned kolache shop joins restaurant stampede to the Heights

Second outpost of kolache shop joins Heights restaurant stampede

Houston, Kolache Shoppe The Heights, June 2017, cherry kolaches
The Kolache Shoppe brings its beloved made-from-scratch pastries to Heights Central Station.  Courtesy photo
Houston, Kolache Shoppe The Heights, June 2017, owners Randy and Lucy Hines
The Kolache Shoppe is owned and operated by Randy and Lucy Hines.  Courtesy photo
Houston, Kolache Shoppe The Heights, June 2017, brisket kolaches
Kolaches come stuffed with everything from cherries to spinach, egg, and cheese and to brisket.  Courtesy photo
Houston, Kolache Shoppe The Heights, June 2017, rendering of Heights Central Station
Heights Central Station, a mixed-use property, is also the future home of the third location of farm-to-table restaurant, Dish Society.    Courtesy rendering
Houston, Kolache Shoppe The Heights, June 2017, sausage kolaches
This is the second locale for the Kolache Shoppe. The first location at Greenway Plaza opened in 1970.  Courtesy photo
Houston, Kolache Shoppe The Heights, June 2017, cherry kolaches
Houston, Kolache Shoppe The Heights, June 2017, owners Randy and Lucy Hines
Houston, Kolache Shoppe The Heights, June 2017, brisket kolaches
Houston, Kolache Shoppe The Heights, June 2017, rendering of Heights Central Station
Houston, Kolache Shoppe The Heights, June 2017, sausage kolaches

In another delicious win for Houston’s Heights neighborhood, the Kolache Shoppe is bringing its beloved made-from-scratch kolaches, stuffed with everything from cherries to spinach, egg, and cheese and to brisket, to Heights Central Station, with an opening in the summer of 2018. The mixed-use property, currently in development at 1050 Yale Street, is also the future home of the third location of farm-to-table restaurant Dish Society. 

This is the second locale for the family-operated bakery, owned by husband-wife duo Randy and Lucy Hines since 2014. The first location at Greenway Plaza opened in 1970. 

The menu at the 1,200-square-foot Heights outpost will get a delicious new twist with several unique kolache flavors in the works, thanks to increased partnerships with local food purveyors. 

Moreover, Heights residents can expect a drive-thru lane and an upgraded java program. 

"Our Boomtown Coffee program will grow immensely – in addition to their drip coffee that our current customers already know and love, we plan to serve a wide variety of espresso-based drinks as well as cold-brew coffee,” Randy Hines said in a release.

He adds, “I grew up in the small town of El Campo eating homemade kolaches. These pastries take me back to my childhood, and I think that’s the case for many people in the Bayou City; kolaches are a celebration of Texas’ culinary heritage.”

The Kolache Shoppe joins a laundry list of restaurants and bars set to open in the Heights. Other upcoming additions to the neighborhood include popular Dallas-based coffee shop Ascension, a brick-and-mortar location of Melange Creperie, and new locations of Bernie’s Burger Bus and Cloud 10 Creamery.