Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Savory and Sweet at Pie Bakery and Cafe - Newton Center, MA

Pie Bakery and Cafe has been in Newton Center for about a year now. I like stopping by to get a snack. The cafe is pretty unique since it specializes in pies, both of the sweet and savory variety.

The menu at Pie Bakery and Cafe includes items like spinach and feta pie, chicken pot pie, macaroni and cheese pie, and an assortment of sweet pies like apple, pecan, strawberry rhubarb, banana cream, pumpkin. The only downside to ordering the savory pies is that it takes about 10 minutes for the pies to get heated in the oven.

I get a craving for "tea" in the afternoons so I got the banana cream pie and some earl grey. The banana creme pie was very light though I'd like it if the crust were a little more buttery. Overall it was good.

Chomp Meter Review:
Savory pies are not as popular in the U.S. as in Europe so this cafe certainly has a refreshing take on the traditional concept of pie here. It's a convenient place for pie and I'm even thinking of getting some here for Thanksgiving. Three chomps rating because not all the pies are terrific but thumbs up for variety and creativity. There's also free wifi but the coffee is only average. I'd get coffee from Peet's instead which is right next door.

Pie Bakery and Cafe
796 Beacon Street
Newton Center MA 02459
(617) 332-8743

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