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The Czech Stop

#1 of 3 Dessert in West
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105 N College Ave, I-35 exit 353, West, TX 76691-1455
+1 254-826-4170
00:00 - 23:59
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Waxahachie, Texas
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195 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have made a point to stop here every time my car passes West, Texas. Buy baked goods to heat and eat immediately and a dozen of so Kolaches to take home, freeze and eat till the next time. Have enjoyed this for over 30 years.

Thank jdawsontx
West, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These are very good kolaches. They are cheaper than Ol 'Czech , but I find Ol' Czech has a little better flavor...... And they're a block away. Just saying

Thank kb5slf208
Rye, New Hampshire
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920 reviews
583 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I heard so much about West and all the kolache places that I had to stop here. I had two kolaches, the nutella and the cream cheese, and both were delicious. The line was literally out the door, but it moved fast. There's a huge selection of pastries, sandwiches, etc. as well as candy products, like pecan brittle.

Thank NHjo
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

8 kolaches and a loaf of day-old rye cost a bit $10. Lots of people, but the staff moves the lines. There are really two shops as part of the gas station in a single building. The one on the right is more of a bakery, the left more like a gas station convenience place. Go left for rest rooms.... More 

Thank Paul T
St. Petersburg, Florida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A local told me I had to come here, so glad I did! I'd never tried a kolaches before so I picked up a variety: Nutella, pineapple, and apple. Yum!!

Thank HarvestRN
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319 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being of Czech heritage, having a mother and grandmother who have baked kolaches my entire life and being from the Cedar Rapids Iowa area where Czech heritage is strong, was very surprised to find such delicious kolaches in West, Texas! They bake a mean kolache and they were very fresh! Every fruit you can think of probably! We stopped coming... More 

Thank Tiffanyjim
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152 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Pretty much a must-do when passing through West. Great gas stop with better food and snack offerings than typical gas stations. Gotta getta kolache.

Thank Roadling
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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166 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The lines were long but moved fast. You need to be ready to order when you get up to the counter but that can be difficult since you can't see the possibilities until you're up there. Regardless, we pointed out our choices quickly once we could see what was available. The pulled-pork kolaches were excellent. Definitely get several different dessert... More 

Thank JRM_Auburn
Georgetown, Texas
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182 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Peak traffic times are as you'd expect. We visited both directions this trip. Friday morning had practically no one here; Sunday afternoon had a line out the door. Food is quite good, as you'd expect (and as you've probably heard). Worth the stop!

Thank crusadercc
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

It's our family tradition to stop and buy kolaches here when driving through West, TX. My grandparents immigrated from Czechoslovakia, so I remember eating kolaches as a young child. Nowadays it's difficult to find a bakery selling authentic kolaches. There are only a few in all of Texas.

Thank RABNs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 N College Ave, I-35 exit 353, West, TX 76691-1455
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  West
  • Phone Number: +1 254-826-4170

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?