Potter’s Kolaches & Coffee

Potter's Kolaches & Coffee

Potter’s Kolaches & Coffee


Location: SW 3rd and Ankeny
Hours: Mon-Sat, 6am-12pm

The Story:

For awhile there, it was difficult to get some great early morning eats from the carts. Luckily, the fried egg sandwich people have helped fill that gap, but sometimes you want something simpler, yet still full of flavor. Potter’s Kolaches & Coffee will soon become your new morning destination.

Andrew Potter opened the cart this past summer and has been serving his signature Kolaches to the neighbors. Kolaches are a sweet pastry, almost biscuit like, filled with breakfast fillings. Originally from eastern European countries, mainly Poland and Czechoslovakia, this creation can be found most anywhere due to emigration and movements of people over the years. Andrew’s inspiration for his kolaches actually came from the Polish and Czech influences out of Texas. They replaced the sweet filling with bacon, ham, sausage and jalapenos. After a few years working in advertising after college, Andrew realized that the happiest times he had at a job were in the kitchen and launched his cart.

Kolaches from Potter's

Kolaches from Potter’s

At Potter’s you can get a simple sausage kolache for 99c and that would be plenty for many of us. These little guys are, well, amazing. I opted for the Picquant with egg, sausage, cheese and jalapeno and a Robustuous with egg, cheese, tomatoes, onions and peppers. That first bite into the Picquant burst with flavor including the mild heat from the peppers. The breading surrounding the filling is a bit flaky, but sweet and savory and holds together well. For $1.96 each, these are the best bargain in town for something so flavorful. Pair with a cup of coffee from Cafe Mom and you’re set.

Potter’s Kolaches is open Monday to Saturday from 6am-noon. You can park in the lot while you grab your breakfast. The orange and red cart is hard to miss. The kolaches are made fresh daily and ready to serve when you get there. Drop on by and let Andrew know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

Sample Menu:

  • Sausage – 99c
  • Sausage & Cheese – $1.25
  • Stawberry Jam – $1.25
  • Egg & Cheese – $1.55
  • Picquant – $1.96
  • Robustuous – $1.96
  • Hot Coffee – 12oz, $1.25; 16oz, $1.50

Hours: Mon-Sat, 6am-12pm
Website: KolachesPDX.com
Potter’s Kolaches & Coffee


  1. Absolutely fantastic breakfast pastry. Piping hot, fresh out of the oven! Sweet, savory, tender and oooh sooo delicious. You’ve gotta try these!!!! Bet you can’t eat just one. 😉

  2. Best kolaches in Portland, no question. Even better than the Texas variants I grew up on. Andrew’s an insanely nice guy, too.

  3. Stopped in this morning for a sampler of different kolaches. Delicious! Tender pastry, but holds up well. Nicely seasoned and very fresh. Andrew is a super nice guy. So glad he’s there.

  4. Ordered a couple of these things the other day because I was curious. As I was ordering, the dude offered me a free “dessert” type pastry, which was delicious. As I turned and walked down the street, he ran after me and gave me another one because he had accidentally mixed up the kolache. Now that’s customer service. So for like $3, I got 3 kolaches AND a dessert pastry, AND some delicious coffee. I’ll definitely go back.

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