Six years ago, Ashley and Steve Ewald moved to Texas from Wisconsin and said they had no idea about kolaches.

“It took us two years to even figure out what a kolache [was],” Ashley said.

Having met Steve while working in a restaurant and hanging out often in coffee shops, Ashley said it has always been one of their dreams to have their own place. Out of that desire, Ashley said the couple was planning to purchase a different kolache shop but it fell through. But she began learning to make kolaches anyway, Ashley said.

“COVID[-19] hit and all that so I had all the time in the world to play and do all that stuff,” Ashley said about learning to make kolaches.

Signing the lease for their space a little over a year ago, the Ewalds opened Kolache Kafe in late September. Inside, the restaurant features seating options including brown leather chairs and a bright blue couch. Kolache Kafe also has several plants throughout and a shelf stocked with games and books for customers.

“I wanted more of a calming environment but also relaxing and fun,” Ashley said. “So we figured bright comfy furniture for people to sit in and relax, the plants for the calming and yet quiet enough for people to be able to do computer work.”

When it comes to the restaurant’s menu, Kolache Kafe offers a selection of homemade kolaches and pastries alongside an extensive coffee selection. Ashley said more kolache flavors are available for sale during the weekend.

“We try to have a variety,” Ashley said. “We try to have meat options, we try to have ones without cheese, we try to have more vegetarian options. And then I always have to have some of my unique ones that you can’t find other places.”

Some of the more unique kolache offerings include chicken alfredo, buffalo chicken and brisket mac and cheese, Ashley said.

“We’re always coming up with new ones too,” she said.

Besides kolaches, the restaurant also offers donut bites, cinnamon rolls and scones as well as a variety of coffee drinks with options like a tres leches latte, a bourbon caramel macchiato and cold brew.

“My biggest vision with the place is a place where everybody can hang out and put the phones [down],” Ashley said. “You can do your work and that sort of thing but you can also hang out and talk and play games with your family.”

Kolache Kafe

11690 Spring Cypress Road, Tomball


Hours: Sun.-Thu. 6 a.m.-noon, Fri.-Sat. 6 a.m.-2 p.m.