Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend.
With every Monday that comes around, I am always regretting the amount of food I have indulged in over the weekend and this weekend was no different.
I decided to go to The Pie Tin in Newtown on the weekend with Mr Muscles as I had never been before and had heard good things about this cafe while catching up with Mr Papparazzi & Mrs Papparazzi for lunch. The cafe itself is rather small to the point of cosy with a few tables surrounding the larger share table in the middle of the cafe. As you enter into the cafe, you get an almost rustic, canteen type feel where you select the pie you want: either savoury or sweet from the display cabinets and then you pick your sides for your savoury pie if you decide on going with the savoury option. You are then given a pie tin case with a number on it which is called once the pies are ready. You can also choose to have various sauces to go with your pie if you do choose the savoury option. As seating is limited and a no reservations policy in place, it’s really based on luck and the time you go to the cafe. We turned up at the cafe at around 1pm and the cafe was quite busy but we were in luck when a table freed up and we grabbed it quickly so that we could sit down and enjoy our pies.
I was amazed at how many pie variations that the cafe had to offer both sweet and savoury. Everything looked great but I knew my stomach could not handle two pies as the pies looked rather large and filling. I definitely will go back to try a sweet pie as I opted for the savoury option this time round.
Some photos are courtesy of Mrs Papparazzi =)
Various offerings of Sweet Pies
Various Offerings of Savoury Pies
Sides on offer
Mr Muscles ;P
Pie Tin Order Number
I ordered the Cauliflower & Zucchini Pie with Cheesy White Sauce served with a side of Coleslaw and Kumera Mash. I found the pie to be very filling and large in portion that my attempts to finish the pie were thwarted by my ever growing food coma. The pie itself was nice with a crisp exterior accompanied with a soft vegetable filling. I think the cheese sauce made it more heavy and thus I found it pretty difficult to finish off the pie as a result. I loved the coleslaw so much so that I ended up eating all of it. The kumera mash had a nice softness to it but I was expecting it to be hot but was served cold instead. I didn’t end up finishing the kumera as I was already full by this stage. I definitely want to try a sweet pie next time I visit here – Malteser Pie, Pecan Pie, Apple Pie…there are so many variations of sweet pies…I definitely will need to visit when I am super hungry ;P
Cauliflower & Zucchini Pie with Cheesy White Sauce accompanied with Coleslaw & Kumera Mash
An inside shot of my pie
Mr Muscles ordered the Creamy Chicken with Hot Seed Mustard & Mushrooms Pie accompanied with a side of Boston Baked Beans with Speck/Bacon and Coleslaw. Mr Muscles really enjoyed his pie and was probably the most successful on the table in finishing their pie. He also agreed that the coleslaw was really tasty and would come back just to eat more coleslaw. His only qualm was that his pie was a lot more spicy than he would have imagined.
Creamy Chicken with Hot Seed Mustard & Mushrooms Pie accompanied with a side of Boston Baked Beans with Speck/Bacon and Coleslaw
Mrs Papparazzi ordered the classic mince pie with a side of classic mushy peas and kumera mash. Mrs Papparazzi enjoyed her pie despite how filling it was. She agreed that it was a pie that was very difficult to finish given its portion size.
Classic Mince Pie with a side of Classic Mushy Peas and Kumera Mash
Mr Papparazzi on the other hand was the only one who decided to get a sweet pie though with a bit of savoury flavour inside it. Mr Papparazzi ordered a Fig & Proscuitto Pie with Pistachios. When he told me what he ordered, I kept repeating Proscuitto? with Fig? as I had never heard of this combination before but he seemed to enjoy his pie and did well by nearly finishing it off.
Fig & Proscuitto Pie
A pic of the fig and proscuitto pie in the display cabinet – looks so pretty!
I really enjoyed my lunch at The Pie Tin but definitely will ensure that I am very hungry when I visit next. The Choc Raspberry Mousse Pie & The Oreo Cookie Pie have my name written all over it!
Mrs Papparazzi provided me with a valuable lesson on food styling and food photography during our catchup. Here are some of her photos of my pandan donuts that I made for the couple. Hope you enjoyed it! Thanks for the photos =)
I received some cupcake salt & pepper shakers from Mr & Mrs Papparazzi for Xmas along with some other cool gifts to do with cooking. Thank you! I will definitely put them to good use =)
The Pie Tin
1-1A Brown Street (Off King St)
Newtown NSW 2042
Phone: (02) 9519 7880
Mon-Wed: 10am – 8pm
Thu-Sat: 10am – 10pm
Sun: 10am – 6pm
Till Next Time!