Kolache Republic

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Interviewee: Doug Sauer and Dusty Kotchou (not pictured), owners
Location: 730 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206


Doug Sauer, owner

Q | What are the most popular items on your menu? Why?
A | Our most popular items include the Breakfast Kolache (scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, and cheddar cheese); the Kielbasa, Cheddar & Jalapeno Kolache; and the Sweet Cheese Kolache. Why? People love them! :)
Q | Are there any items NOT on your menu that are staff favorites (that you’d be willing to serve up to any customer who asked)?
A | Kolache take several hours to prepare and bake so it is difficult for us to offer items that are not on our menu, but we often make daily specials based on customer suggestions and feedback. We also take special orders and do our best to accommodate customer requests that may not be on the menu.
Q | What is a kolache anyway?
A | Kolache is a Czech pastry made of slightly sweet yeast dough baked with a variety of fruit, nut, sweet cheese, and meat fillings.
Q | Everyone seems to have seasonal treats right now. Do you have any seasonal kolache on the menu?
A |We do make seasonal flavors mainly on the weekends. Right now we’re offering orange cranberry and will also feature white chocolate peppermint throughout December.
Q | You have a great location near the Brewery District and German Village. But you’re also close to downtown! Are a lot of your clientele businesspeople going in to work?
A | We’re are fortunate to have customers from all over our great city. Many of our regular customers do live in the Brewery District and German Village and will often stop in for breakfast or coffee on their way into work.

The Breakfast Kolache with sausage, egg, and cheese


The Kielbasa Kolache with cheese and jalapenos


The Original Bierock Kolache with sauerkraut, beef, onion, and cabbage


Some sweet kolaches! (l. to r.) Chocolate, Sweet Cheese, and Blueberry Sweet Cheese


So festive and bright!

The Breakfast Kolache was probably the best breakfast sandwich-style item I’ve ever had! And the sweet kolaches were phenomenal! (Think danish but thicker, more bready, and softer!)

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