The Pie Tin is a bakery that I have had on my list to visit, due to positive comments from my daughter, as well as from a friend, who have both made this a regular lunchtime haunt with work colleagues. One Sunday, we made the effort to check it out.
In a side street, just off King Street in Newtown, we found this unobtrusive cafe. It was only just on lunch time, we entered to find it nearly full and although there were some individual tables around the perimeter of the cafe, we selected seats around the large table in the middle. Here, everyone seemed relaxed and happy for others to sit in a communal fashion.
We looked at the large array of pies and made our choices.
I chose the pork with broccoli and black bean, finding it very flavoursome, not a lot of gravy, but enjoyable just the same;
Pork with broccoli and black bean
My husband chose the Mexican chicken with sour cream and kidney beans. This pie was an array of flavours with the sour cream hiding just under the lid of the pie – a mix of tastes that he really enjoyed. As an afterthought, we added the mushy peas and mashed potato. The potato was nice, but the peas were a little on the dry side and unfortunately not as enjoyable.
Mexican chicken pie with mushy pies and mashed potato
The third pie chosen by my youngest was the classic mince pie and being a pie connoisseur, she gave it the thumbs up.
Classic mince pie
The pies were very generous with the fillings and the crust was great. To go with our pies, as recommended by my eldest, were the kumera chips, which were crispy, delicious sweet potato fries!
Throughout our lunch, my youngest had been eyeing the cakes on display and although we were all very full after our pies, we couldn’t deny her the choice of desert to take away. She chose the gooey caramel and chocolate ganache pie, this was amazing… a good choice!
gooey caramel and chocolate ganache
Verdict: If you enjoy a good pie, give the pie tin a try, there’s plenty of choices, so make sure you arrive hungry!
The Pie Tin
1a Brown St (off King St)