Pie Face. This popular international chain made its Singapore debut as a takeaway kiosk at 313@somerset last month, and recently opened its 1,400 sq ft flagship bistro at Bugis Village, a stone's throw away from Bugis Street! Hailing from Sydney, Pie Face has been selling up to 100,000 pies per week in Australia.
In preparation for Pie Face's opening in Singapore, Executive Chef Francois Galand recently flew in to train staff in the central kitchen. Be prepared to immerse yourself in hunger-arousing snapshots and mouthwatering descriptions. First, let's take a tour around the bistro!
Pie Face is airy and roomy (a rarity in the cramped shopping areas and cafés in downtown Singapore). The ample space makes it a great hangout for patrons to hold casual corporate gatherings or even large parties, especially with the café's warm and cozy ambience!
|Casual seating area for hearty conversations over equally hearty pies.|
|Pie Face has so many expressions — which one reflects yours?|
* denotes my personal favourites
1. Creamy Vegetable Pie — S$3.00
|Mini Creamy Vegetable Pie|
|Bursting with creamy fillings|
2. Chunky Steak Pie* — S$5.20
|Slicing into the ":S" face|
|Slather some ketchup over your Chunky Steak Pie for a richer experience!|
3. Chicken Peppercorn Pie* — S$4.90
Exclusive to Singapore, this is another addition to my favourites list! Thick, creamy and strong flavours best describe the peppery chicken within. I love the flaky crunch of the crust — it signals the undisputed freshness of the pastry.
4. Thai Chicken Curry Pie — S$4.90
5. The Stack — S$2.00
|Mash, gravy and mushy peas sitting pretty atop your choice of pie|
6. Chicken + Cheese Sausage Roll
|Glossy Chicken Cheese Sausage Roll|
|A peek into the Chicken + Cheese Sausage Roll|
7. Chicken Sausage Roll
|Trainer Barista at the Bugis Village outlet|
8. Café Latte — $4 and up
Coffee connoisseurs would be able to recognise the dark chocolate and roasted walnut tones in this coffee. The Dark Roast grants the coffee a full body and lingering finish. The initial bitter-sweetness gradually gives way to a rich caramel sensation on your tongue!
9. Christmas Special
Created as a festive drink, this ice blended coffee infused with apple shots really heightens that good ol' Christmas vibe! As it is blended really smoothly, you do not have to hack into those pesky icy chunks present in lesser ice-blended drinks. The mildly sweet flavours from the apple shots exude a lovely fragrance that enhances the coffee aroma.
The service here is exemplary — warm, welcoming and personal. The Bugis Village outlet provides a homely refuge, infused with the aroma of freshly-baked pies, from the maddeningly-crowded Bugis Street. If you're looking for a sincere, hearty and unpretentious dining experience, you should give Pie Face a try!
|Chef Francois and his pies!|
245 Victoria Street, Bugis Village,
PIE FACE 313@SOMERSET
#B3-10, 313 Orchard Road,
T/F: +65 9622 5662
Hours:10am - 10pm daily