Restaurants in West, TX

In central Texas, kolaches outshine doughnuts. Just north of Waco, the small town of West (known for clarity’s sake as “West Comma Texas”) is the state’s kolache capital, where four different bakeries run by descendants of Czech immigrants make little square pastries that hold a dollop of fruit rimmed by a puffy pillow of supple dough. A kolache looks vaguely like the Danish you get in any diner, but a really good one is like a sweet roll that’s been to charm school. It is so exquisitely tender that a too-eager grip will compress it from a square into a blob. “Koláče [the Czech spelling] are sold warm from the oven,” assures the sign above the counter at the The Village Bakery, which added a Texas-accented kolache to the town’s repertoire: sweet dough enveloping not fruit, but a little length of smoked sausage. This pig in a blanket is listed on some West menus as a klobasniki.

West’s Best Restaurants

Village Bakery

WEST, TX

Czech Stop

WEST, TX

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Texas Honey Ham Company

WEST LAKE HILLS, TX

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