A local kolache bakery specializing in the Czech pastries is expanding to a second location on East Colfax.

Kolache House Bakery is broadening its horizons and opening up a second shop on East Colfax Avenue within the next month. The locally-owned bakery, which is located on 9998 W. Colfax Ave. in Lakewood, will take up a portion of a vacant building in the Montclair neighborhood, next to other staple businesses of the area like Dash & Dare boutique, Antiques Etc. and The Juicing Tree. The space has been vacant since January when the eatery Blunozer Cafe closed its doors. Now, it will be the new home of these unique sweet and savory pastries.

Kolaches, also known as kolaces or kolacky, are a puff dough pastry originating from Eastern Europe and introduced to the United States through Czech immigrants. They are typically made with a light, flakey dough and filled with meats or jammed fruit.

Kolache House Bakery offers a variety of both sweet and savory. They have a wide selection of fruit-filled kolaches, from apple to cherry to peach. However, their savory selection makes for the perfect breakfast on the go. They sell kolaches stuffed with eggs, cheese, and bacon. Chorizo, sausage, and steak are some of their meat options as well. Some of the bakery's specialties include the sausage and gravy kolache, pulled pork, and Vienna beef, which can be ordered mild or spicy.

Back before Kolache House Bakery came into being, now-owner Steve Boles used to frequently buy kolaches at Kolache Factory. When the Texas-based chain closed its doors, leaving a kolache-shaped hole in Denver's heart, Boles decided to bring back the pastry by opening his own bakery.

Since its opening in 2016, Kolache House Bakery has only become more popular by adding delivery and catering to their services—and now, by opening a second location.

The new location at 1475 Ivy St. is scheduled open by the end of October. For more information on Kolache House Bakery, visit their website and check out their specialties.