Kolache Cravings, Preston

Kolache Cravings

Kolache Cravings is a new micro bakery that has settled into Preston. Owners Phil and Nona have spent a large amount of time spent living overseas. During a stint in Texas, kolache were one of their favourite snacks, and finding they’re not currently in the market in Melbourne the idea to introduce them here was born.

Kolache Cravings

Kolache Cravings

Kolache (pronounced ko-LA-chay) are part of Czech cuisine. Soft and fluffy like brioche, but not as rich and buttery in flavour, they’re beautiful straight out of the oven. An extensive experimentation process was undertaken to find the right recipe that would produce the texture and flavour of bread they were after. The bread and fillings are made in-house with local, free-range ingredients, and the kolache are baked throughout the day to keep the display counter filled. As well as kolache, there are also a range of freshly made pastries and sweets ready to go.

Kolache Cravings - Spicy Pizza ($4.50)

Spicy Pizza ($4.50)

Kolache Cravings - Chorizo and Cheese ($4.60)

Chorizo and Cheese ($4.60)

Kolache Cravings - Bacon, Egg and Cheese ($4.70)

Bacon, Egg and Cheese ($4.70)

Kolache Cravings - Ham and Cheese ($4.60)

Ham and Cheese ($4.60)

Kolache are traditionally sweeter, both in terms of the bread itself and the fillings. Phil and Nona have reduced the sweetness of the bread, and introduced a mostly savoury range to suit the palate here in Melbourne. We try Bacon, Egg & Cheese, Ham & Cheese, Chorizo & Cheese and my favourite, the Spicy Pizza. Cheese seems to feature a lot in the menu – there’s something comforting about melted cheese in a warm bun – but there are non-cheese options too.

Kolache Cravings - Strawberry and Cream Cheese

Although their initial focus has been on the savoury kolaches, many requests for sweet options from Czech locals has seen them embark on some exploration. One of these ventures was the Valentine’s weekend special with strawberries and cream cheese.

Kolache Cravings

Kolache are so versatile, allowing Phil and Nona to experiment to their heart’s content and regularly produce new flavours for us to enjoy. They’re perfect for eating on a plate, or grabbing on the go. Get your kolache cravings satisfied here – pop in if you have a chance!

Disclaimer: I was invited to Kolache Cravings as a guest, however, opinions expressed here are purely my own and not influenced by them in any way

Kolache Cravings
105 High St
Preston, VIC, 3072
(03) 9495 0706
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  • Phil & Nona Wallis
    Posted at 19:12h, 21 February Reply

    Thank you ladies for the very kind article we are glad you enjoyed them. Next month.. a wholemeal omelette, corned beef hash and perhaps a dash or jalapeno to go with the eggs 🙂 Regards Phil & Nona

  • Natalie Jensen
    Posted at 20:38h, 21 February Reply

    We used to live in Texas where Kolaches are very popular. Phil and Nona’s Kolaches are far superior – I think it’s the lower sugar content. Very exciting that this is just the beginning. So many delicious offerings already. Seeing how passionate they both are about the possibilities of these morsels, I look forward to visiting again and seeing all the new varieties that evolve.

    • Phil Wallis
      Posted at 15:41h, 22 February Reply

      Thanks Natalie
      We are still learning and open to our customer ideas and new product innovations.
      Regards Phil & Nona

    • A Chronicle of Gastronomy
      Posted at 14:50h, 13 March Reply

      That’s good to know Natalie! I suppose with the lower sugar content, the quality and flavour of the filling ingredients get to stand out more!

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