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Bojack’s Kolacky

By Todd VanSickle | Aug. 10, 2019

Bojack’s Bake Shop and Cafe in Mancelona — a quick stop right off US-131 — has been in business for 20 years, but it has the vintage-homey feel of a 1950s diner inside a knotty pine cabin. The cafe serves an excellent breakfast, but its freshly made pastries steal the show. There are many to choose from, but Bojack’s Kolacky, an airy Polish cookie, is a tasty treat worth trying. The pastry’s butter and cream cheese crust is dusted with powder sugar and hugs a just-right amount of raspberry filling. The combo is as it should be: equal parts sweet and delicate and, finally, exactly as the grandma of owner David Bodziak intended it should be. “We just lost her last year,” Bodziak said. “She was 99 and a half. I would take stuff to her, and she would say, ‘Too damn sweet, David.’” Find Bojack’s at 102 W State St. in Mancelona. (231) 587-8757


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