Unless you are a born-and-bred Texas native—an increasingly rare occurrence here in Austin—you probably have never heard of a kolache. The pastry, a combination of dough with either sweet (in the form of jams) or savory (i.e. sausage) fillings, was brought to the Lone Star state originally by immigrants from the Czech Republic. It's become the dominant roadside treat on every stop from East to West Texas and back. Every Texan will fight you over what spot is the best for kolaches, but, when it comes to Austin, there is no better version than Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches. Plus, you can wash it down with a mug of great beer from its selection of 12 rotating taps or row of fridges with roughly 400 beers. Even better, Batch has one of the best dog-friendly outdoor spaces around.
How to order: Stop by for first come, first served seating or purchase cans and four-packs to-go.