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 getting top billing at a brand new venture from chefs Matt Wilkinson (Pope Joan) and Steve Rogers (ex-Movida, Circa), as they open the doors to The Pie Shop.
Taking over the Brunswick East space next door to Pope Joan and most recently home to Wilkinson's Hams & Bacon produce store, The Pie Shop is a veritable pastry wonderland. Located on Nicholson Street, they're offering covering the sweet, the savoury, and plenty of milkbar-style extras like dim sims and hot chips.
The pie lineup sounds almost as Aussie as The Castle's cast list, featuring produce-driven creations like The Shazza, with its filling of cauliflower cheese and caramelised onion, a chunky beef and veg number named The Allen, and The Bruce, which encases spag bol in pastry.
Little tykes are sure to delight in their own miniature Bruce pie, while sweet tooths will go nuts for the two seasonal sweet pies, available by the slice. Right now, there's a strawberry balsamic beauty, and another teaming Alphington Rooftop Honey with buttermilk.
You can even grab a family-sized version of The Shazza or The Allen to take home for later. You can nab a sweet one too — they'll just need 24 hours notice.
Like your slice o' pie with a scoop o' ice cream? You can eat exactly that at The Pie Shop, which is also scoopin' up a rotating lineup of flavours from Caulfield North cult-favourite Sundae School Ice Creamery. Five ice cream flavours are available at time, with sprinkles and bubblegum on there permanently, and choc milk and cookies, blackcurrant sherbet and strawberry cheesecake all possible limited-edition numbers. You can purchase a single scoop in a waffle cup for $5.50 or add to a slice o' pie for an extra $4.
Images: Annika Kafcaloudis.