Located on the east side of Singapore, the rustic neighbourhood of Joo Chiat is becoming the home to more and more trendy cafés and hip bake shops. Windowsill Pies, known for their beautiful pies and tarts which are just as much of a treat to look at as they are to eat, has set up shop in Joo Chiat.
The popular pie specialists started life as Windowsill in the Woods, a quaint cafe at Horne Road opposite the Jalan Besar Stadium. They moved to Soo Chow Walk and then set up their flagship store in a shop house along Haji Lane. They have an outpost in Westgate. The new Windowsill Pies in Joo Chiat has just opened.
New Windowsill Pies in Joo Chiat
Windowsill Pies in Joo Chiat is located in a shophouse near the intersection of Dunman Road/Koon Seng Road and Joo Chiat Road, just opposite 1925 Brewing Co. The pie shop adds to the vibrancy of the food street that already boasts of hip cafes, bakeries and patisseries like Common Man Coffee Roasters, Tigerlily and Petit Pain.
The new premises of the local bakeshop in Joo Chiat Road has a contemporary minimalist interior design. A white counter with glass top sits in front of the open kitchen. Enticing pies and tarts and freshly baked pastries are on display at the counter.
There are narrow countertops against the walls and the shopfront panels for customers to enjoy a bite and coffee in the shop.
What’s on the Menu
Windowsill specializes in pies, the sweet kind. They once proudly declared that they “don’t do savoury pies, and they don’t do cake”, and “definitely don’t do cupcakes”.
However, now they do pastries, such as croissant, pain au chocolat and the current It item – kouign amann. They also offer cold brew coffee.
Below is a picture of the menu of Windowsill Pies in Joo Chiat.
S’more, Kouign Amann & Coffee
We had tried their Coconut Lime Vodka Pie ($7.30) and the Banana Almond Brittle Cognac Pie ($6.80) and they were both very enjoyable. We bought the popular S’more Tart ($7.80), Kouign Amann ($4.50) as well as a Cold Brew Black ($5.90) and Cold Brew White ($5.90) to takeaway.
The kouign amann was flattish and shaped like a spiral. It was buttery and the sticky caramelized crust delivered a nice crisp bite. It was quite an enjoyable rendition of the trendy Breton cake.
The S’mores Pie sounded interesting and looked great. It was also a real treat for the palate. Generous creamy milk chocolate pudding and thick dark chocolate fudge, topped with fluffy toasted smoked marshmallows – what’s not to like. The flaky pie crust held everything together and provided a great contrasting texture.
The Cold Brew Black was sharp and bright, a little too tangy for our taste. Milk made a big difference in neutralizing the acidity. The Cold Brew White was smooth and had a nice balance of chocolaty and nutty flavours. It was more suited to our palates.
Slice of Happiness
Windowsill Pies in Joo Chiat is great news for people in the East. It is a delightful place to just sit around and eat delicious pies; and a place where you can buy a little slice of happiness to take home.
They do delivery for orders above $30. Complimentary delivery for orders $80 and above; charge of $8 for orders below.
290D Joo Chiat Road Singapore 427542
Tues – Sun : 11am – 6pm | Takeaways Only | (Extended Timing To 8pm From 27th July To 18th August)
Closed on Mondays
Tel :+65 9772 5629
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