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  • What the heck is a Kolache and who is this Dottie?

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019   /   by Nikki Keye

    What the heck is a Kolache and who is this Dottie?

    For those who frequent Main Street Heber you too, may be wondering what this corner drive-through place offers.  For one, I’m a big fan of not getting out of my car to get my snack on, so the drive-through window is a big win. Secondly, sweet and savory baked goods are my jam so I love this option for breakfast, lunch or afternoon snack.

    To answer the big question, according to https://texashillcountry.com, “The word kolache is derived from the Czech word, kola, meaning “wheels” or “rounds,” referring to the shape of the pastry. Arriving in Texas along with the thousands of immigrants from Czechoslovakia in the 1800s, the kolache is a staple of the Czech culture.”  So this makes a lot more sense why Dotties claims they are one of the only establishments in Utah serving up true-blue Texan and traditional Czech kolaches.

    Located on the corner of is 100 South and Main Street this tiny bakery delivers big flavor and convenience.  Dotties was established in 2012. They offer all sorts of options along with the kolaches.  

    When you roll through they have a giant menu board boasting extensive “Specialty Drinks” that offer creative twists to your normal “Soda”.  The Rocketeer is a fancy concoction of Mountain Dew, coconut and peach. Dr. McCreamy adds raspberry puree and coconut creme to a base of Dr. Pepper.  Lastly, the funniest name probably goes to “Smells Like Teen Spirit” which is a mix of Mountain Dew, Coconut and Strawberry. While I am not a big “Specialty Drink” fan I do enjoy an Ice-Tea, Lemonade mix and their “Arnold Palmer” hits the spot for me.

    As you would expect Dotties offers a wide range of sweet Kolaches with options including raspberry, strawberry, apricot, lemon, peach and more.  The breakfast and lunch savory options are a little more complex with options such as Bacon, Egg, Cream Cheese, and jalapeño, vegetarian with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and mozzarella, barbecue pulled pork, Hawaiian and thrilled cheese.

    If you are looking for coffee, drip is available but they also offer specialty coffee drinks as well.  Mexican Mocha, The Sundance Kid, and the Aviator are all options to get your caffeine on.  

    No bakery would be complete without offering cinnamon rolls, orange rolls and sugar cookies-and Dotties doesn’t disappoint.

    Kolaches are baked fresh daily and if you have your heart on a specific kind make sure you go early as you do run the risk of selling out.  My personal favorite is vegetarian and my daughter is a big fan of the meatball.

    Dotties is open Monday through Saturday 7 AM – 8 PM and closed Sundays.