An upstart Czech bakery takes up residency at Lucky Dog Books starting next week.
Bohemian Cafe, which had a short-lived restaurant on Lower Greenville, will offer its traditional and creative kolaches as well as coffee, muffins, quiches, cookies and Dublin Bottling Works sodas.
The bakery makes apricot, smoked sausage and cream cheese kolaches, as well as some non-traditional concoctions, such as chicken and waffle, Nutella, peanut butter and bacon, chorizo and queso fresco.
Owner Jason Horne grew up making kolaches at home with his mom, who is Czech. He says creating a business based on the Czech/Texan pastry had been a longtime dream of his. Bohemian Cafe opened on Lower Greenville in October 2014, and it was a popular, budding little business, Horne says. But he had ongoing disputes with the property manager, who locked him out this past June.
Aside from the Oak Cliff Lucky Dog, Horne plans eventually to offer his pastries, which are baked in a commercial kitchen, in the locally owned chain’s two other bookstores, in East Dallas and Mesquite. Plus, he has leased a space at the Dallas Farmers Market, where he expects to open a new restaurant with a full kitchen as soon as October.
The cafe inside Lucky Dog Books soft opens Monday, Aug. 10, and a grand opening is planned for the following week. It will be open at 8 a.m. every day.