Way back in the year of our Lord 2011, Hans Sitter started his now legendary King's Biergarten in Pearland by converting an old computer shop to a 45-seat dining room. The idea was to create a small place that could serve authentic German brats and beers to customers of the family car wash. That car wash is now gone, replaced by a massive biergarten with delightfully kitschy German decor and dirndl-wearing waitresses.
The Sitters expanded their company in 2017 by opening the Biergarten's sister concept in the Heights, King's Bierhaus; an equally massive beer hall and German restaurant selling the Sitter's century-old Bavarian sausage and schnitzel recipes, along with a eye-opening selection of German and Austrian beer. Most recently, the Heights outpost added to its footprint with the opening of breakfast-centric EggHaus Gourmet next door.
EggHaus brands its kolaches as gourmet, and on first taste we at the Houston Press are inclined to agree. These Bavarian kolaches are heartier than your average Czech variety. Made with a dense housemade dough, they're a sight larger than those classic donut shop kolaches your average Texan can inhale by the handful.
The German Bratwurst is the house specialty. Stuffed with Swiss cheese and the Sitter family brat recipe, it's one of the best kolaches in Texas from a sausage perspective. Few bakeries in the state, no matter how good their bread or hearty their fillings, can offer an authentic German bratwurst the likes of this.
All in all, EggHaus may offer some of the best kolaches in Texas, certainly in Houston. They owe that accolade to their one of a kind bratwurst and truly outstanding homemade bread. This is a breakfast detour worth making regardless of where your commute takes you — even if it means getting creative with your excuses at work.
EggHaus Gourmet is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.