Tanjong Katong is an eating destination with specialty shops for wanton noodles, roti prata, bak kut teh and nasi lemak, as well as a number of cafes and ice cream parlours to be found. Pies & Coffee at Tanjong Katong Road adds to the diversity and vibrancy of this food street. It serves good coffee and buttery flaky crust pies and much more.
The cafe in an old shophouse has unpretentious interior decor that is neat and pleasant. There is nothing gimmicky about the furnishing or fittings; it just feels like a nice and comfortable cafe.
Most of the eateries in Tanjong Katong come alive later in the day but at Pies & Coffee you can get breakfast or brunch from 9 am. They serve waffles, pancakes, sausages and even smoked salmon. Of course, pies are also available. They have a variety of interesting pies including wagyu beef rendang, laksa seafood, tom yum seafood, and duck confit.
Currently, there is a “Long Black or English Breakfast Tea with Sliced Cake Promotion” for $7.80 on weekday afternoons as well as a “Buy 2 Pies get 1 Free Promotion”.
We went there for an early lunch and ordered their Chicken & Mushroom Pie ($9.95) and a Sunriser ($11.90).
The pie was served warmed, accompanied by a ring of mashed potatoes and salad. The crust was thick enough that it did not become soggy from the creamy filling but was tender enough that it flaked in the mouth. It was not chewy and have a buttery taste with a balanced sweet and savaoury flavour. The filling of creamy mushroom and chicken chunks was of the right texture and consistency – not mashed up. It was quite delicious.
The Sunriser was truffle mashed potatoes and chicken sausages contained in pastry cups and topped with eggs. Somehow the baked pastry cups conjured up memories of Mickey Mouse. The pastry was sweetish and its texture was more like that of cookies. The nicely presented interesting dish was tasty and satisfying. It came with a free glass of juice.
Pies & Coffee may not have the quirky vibe of the “hipster cafes” but for satisfying meals at affordable prices or for mid-afternoon breaks, it is a nice place to go to. They also have a range of cakes and fruit frappes & coolers and even beer. We are growing to like the cafe more and more.
Average price per person for lunch – $11
Pies & Coffee @ Tanjong Katong
232 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437020