I daresay most have already heard about Windowsill Pies; it’s much raved about and it’s located in the up and coming Lavender + Farrer Park precinct. Naturally, everything fell in place neatly and we have here, a dessert place serving only, SWEET, PIES. No savory; no cakes.
I admire the intricate interior design, adorned largely with wooden furnishings and platforms, giving a much homely ambience, and a parting from the outside, worn-out streets and buildings. It’s free-seating, and pretty communal (in the sense that you can sit with Mr Picklechips, the big Snorlax-y bear who lazes in the cafe the whole day). Bet you don’t know he has a name!
You can pair your pies with coffee from Liberty, or tea from Gryphon. The pot of tea is refillable.
And oh, also local bands like Jack & Rai and The Sam Willows have performed at right where the bear is sitting. So if you keep a lookout at their Facebook Page, you might get lucky and have a live band over dessert.
Camp Symmetry ($8) :: This new pie in the Windowsill camp is only less than 2 months old. The ingredients are really elaborate and exquisite; white chocolate pudding with raisins, cookie streusel, candied thyme and white truffle. It’s slightly overwhelming but indulgent. Slightly sharply sweet but will do when paired with a pot of tea.
S’mores ($8) :: S’mores is a more classic and safe option, comprising gooey milk chocolate pudding, sticky dark chocolate fudge, with toasted marshmallows and graham crackers laid on top. I quite like that even though it’s brim-filled with chocolate, it’s not excessively rich, thick and cloying.
The pies specialist also offers other pies like Coconut Lime Vodka, Banana Almond Brittle and Pecan. The base of pies is good in not being too crumbly and complements the sweetness of it all well. While the pies are pretty well-executed, the prices can be a little steep to head back often.
Photos by Kathleen.
Address: 78 Horne Road
Telephone: 9004 7827
Opening Hours: 11am – 9.30pm (Tue – Thurs); 11am – 10.30pm (Fri); 10am – 10.30pm (Sat); 10am – 9.30pm (Sun); Closed on Mondays.