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Brunswick East's Pie Shop Has Opened a New CBD Outpost So Good Riddance Soggy Desk Sandwiches

You can now grab a spag bol pie or a salted caramel number on your lunch break.
By Libby Curran and Samantha Teague
October 17, 2019
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Brunswick East's Pie Shop Has Opened a New CBD Outpost So Good Riddance Soggy Desk Sandwiches

You can now grab a spag bol pie or a salted caramel number on your lunch break.
By Libby Curran and Samantha Teague
October 17, 2019
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Ah, the humble pie. It's the quintessential Aussie dish that's stuck by you through footy games, birthday parties and family dinners. And now, it's got top billing at a brand new CBD venture by a top chef. Located in Collins Place, The Pie Shop is the brainchild of chef Matt Wilkinson (Pope Joan) and the second outpost of the store, which first launched in Brunswick East back in 2017.

A veritable pastry wonderland, the store is open from 8am Monday to Friday — for hungry city works looking to up their lunch game — and from 10am on Saturdays. The offering covers the sweet, the savoury, the wonderful and the (slightly) weird.

The six-pie lineup sounds almost as Aussie as The Castle's cast list, featuring creations like The Shazza, with its filling of cauliflower cheese and potato; a chunky beef and veg number named The Allen; The Bruce, which encases spag bol in pastry; and a breakfast number called The Uncle Pete filled with jalapeño baked beans, cheese and egg. You can even grab a family-sized version of The Shazza or The Allen to take home for later.

The Uncle Pete. Photo by Annika Kafcaloudis.

There's a free-range pork sausage roll, too, which you can grab as part of a bangin' deal with a pie and a drink for 15 big ones, and two sweet pies, both available by the slice: the apple and salted caramel Rita and The Edith, which is a gooey combo of honey and buttermilk.

And if just the sound of all that pastry is making you a little thirsty, you'll be happy to know that you can also pick up tea, Kirks soft drinks and 36th Parallel Coffee at the shop.

Find The Pie Shop at Collins Place, 45 Collins Street. It's open from Monday–Friday 8am–6pm and Saturday 10am–3pm.

Images: Annika Kafcaloudis

Updated October 23, 2019.

Published on October 17, 2019 by Libby Curran

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