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Windowsill Pies

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The pop-up days for Windowsill Pies are over;they have relocated to a permanent location in Jalan Besar. The delicous gourmet pies still stand, and look out for the new savoury menu that is currently in the works.

Tue - Thu: 11:00 - 21:30

Fri: 11:00 - 22:30

Sat - Sun: 10:00 - 22:30

+65 90047827
$64 based on 50 submissions
Chillout (8 votes), High Tea (8 votes), Nice Deco (6 votes)
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must try!

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2 month old Windowsill Pies was started by 2 brothers who wanted to fill up the “pie” gap in the local market. The duo of brothers are pretty young, but still, who says young chefs can’t produce great food? We took the leap of faith and went ahead to try 2 of their creations.

Banana Cognac Almond Brittle Pie ($6) – The cream-like top layer of the pie tasted somewhat like banana flavoured yoghurt. It wasn’t as cloyingly sweet nor creamy as whipped cream but there was a tinge of sourness which made it refreshing. However, unlike what was suggested in the name, the cognac was very faint and barely detectable. There were bits of fresh banana embedded within the tart, which provided a burst of sweetness every time we bit into it. We particularly enjoyed the almond brittles! They were solid, crunchy and fragrant. They possessed a charred toffee sweetness with a slight saltiness. It was unfortunate that the tart crust had a slightly raw egg stench. This was not really to our liking but we deemed it a small flaw. On the whole, we very much enjoyed the Banana Cognac Almond Brittle Pie with its combination of different textures and tastes.

Morello Cherry Pie ($6.50) – The Morello Cherry Pie  was more refreshing due to the juicy and sour morello cherries. We were unsure if the pie fillings came from off-the-shelf jam, but it gave the feeling that it was home-made. The sourness of the morello cherry pie fillings overpowered any form of sweetness which it may have possessed. The sugar grains atop was a nice complement to the sourness of the morello cherry. The sugar laced crust also tasted more charred, eliminating the raw egg stench which we felt in the Banana Cognac Almond Brittle Pie.

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Grasshopper
22 Jan 2015 • 12 reviews • 0 follower

Most Exciting Pies Ever!

Pies   1. Strawberry Lemon (S$7) Bombed with sourness. It's pretty much suitable for those of you who prefer to eat sour things instead of sweets.

2. Banana Slice (S$7) A little sweet compared with the previous one but not overly. The cream on top was so smooth and light. Tasty!

Full Review on:http://www.nonatukangmakan.com/#!Windowsill-Pies/cz44/54c084640cf2ad5dc6c2a969
Interior
11 Jan 2015 • 376 reviews • 3 followers

Lovely exotic pies

The dinner venue this evening had been Windowsill Pies, known for its pies and tarts as the name itself states.  The interior is pretty, boosting a "in the woods" theme with its polished wood furniture + floor paneling as well as artificial trees standing tall within. It is an eye-catching cafe for sure, and sitting by the windows I noticed many passer-bys stopping by to check the cafe out and taking some photographs.

The Morello Cherry Pie came with the pretty criss-cross lattice design, instantly standing out from the other pies. The Morello cherries were sour but balanced beautifully by the sweet filling. The crust was a lovely golden brown, and was thin, light and crunchy. Every bite was a delight.

The Coconut Lime Vodka Pie came with thin and crunchy pie crust as well, as well as satin-smooth lemon curd. There was a slightly tarty flavor to the lemon curd, but not overwhelming. Within it are transparent vodka cubes - adding a bitterish but lovely touch to the pie. The pie was very delicious overall, but we were a little disappointed that the "coconut" was not a flavor within the pie itself, but presented itself merely as the dollop of coconut cream atop the tart. The vodka - if infused with the lemon curd, might have given it a more even flavor true to its name.

I had a Chai Latte (SGD$5.00). While my hot latte contained wisps of chai's aroma, the coffee itself was rather diluted. For full review and more photographs, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2015/01/dessert-at-windowsill-cafe-lavender.html

 
19 Oct 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Overpriced

I ordered a S'mores pie and it was as thin as a children's book. Sure it was pretty decent, but so not worth $8. If Windowsill wants to justify charging $8 for, they had sure make it more substantial.

They should include signage for the different cakes (currently, some poor employee has to explain what each pie is and what each pie contains). It also makes pricing a lot more transparent.

Service and ambience were fantastic, so if you're someone big on ambience, it's a good place to chill. But I hate being ripped off, so I'm never coming back.
05 Oct 2014 • 126 reviews • 0 follower

Windowsill In The Woods (Windowsill Pies) @ Jalan Besar – Delightful Pies

Located in Jalan Besar, Windowsill In The Woods is a cosy space that is cheerful and kid friendly. It was like we’re all characters of a kids’ storybook, there was even a mini podium with a large bear sitting on it.   We ordered Iced Latte ($6.00), Iced Chocolate ($6.00), Hot Chocolate ($5.50),Smores Slice ($8.00),Strawberry Lemon Slice ($7.00) and Camp Symmetry Slice ($8.00).   Camp Symmetry Slice ($8.00) - Must try! This pie was unlike any other that we’ve tasted, it was made up of white chocolate pudding, some raisins in the middle with white truffle cookie streusel. While the components might not sound like they will blend well… It did! It was like fireworks in our mouths – this is a must try if you absolutely LOVE truffles.   Grasshopper Mint Pie is also a must try! We first had a taste of their Grasshopper Mint Pie back at Penny University   While the pies had flakey pastry, it would be nice if it had been crisper. On the whole, we fell in love with every pie we tried - they were simply delightful! Some might find the price to be slightly steep, but at least quality is definitely assured!   Please refer to www.ieatandeat.com for details review.
Windowsill Pies Exterior
01 Sep 2014 • 333 reviews • 54 followers

Eat (More Than) Humble Pie

Full Windowsill Pies review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/08/windowsill-pies.html


Tucked between industrial shophouses, Windowsill Pies / Windowsill In The Woods is a whimsical, fairy tale like cafe, serving up sweet, artisinal dessert pies since October 2011. Brothers Jonathan and Sean Gwee, along with chief baker Michael Liu, have grown their humble pie shop over the years, finally settling in the Jalan Besar area in December 2012.

Ambience at Windowsill Pies is so cozy and inviting, you'll never want to leave! Faux trees and wooden panelling comprise a "forest", while a creative layout creates semi-private alcoves for dining. A retro yellow fridge stands beside a hand made wooden cupboard, while toy aeroplanes hang from colourful criss cross beams in the "sky". Picnic baskets complete with checkered cloths lay around the trees, beside the resident giant teddy bear, Mr. Picklechips. Playful, fairy tale like atmosphere!

Service at Windowsill Pies is very good. Staff are polite, friendly, and welcoming, and more than eager to display their knowledge on the various types of pies in the attractive display case. The young, high energy staff are chirpy and upbeat, efficient in fulfilling orders, and generally appear happy working at Windowsill Pies.

Food at Windowsill Pies revolves around their speciality, pies. Not savoury pies... they only make sweet / dessert pies, full of robust flavour and presented beautifully. Each slice of pie is like a work of art, you can actually see the different textures and ingredients that go into it! Portion sizes for each pie slice is large for one person, and sharing is recommended. Pricing is similar to desserts in other cafes as well, budget about SGD $7 per slice of pie, and about SGD $6 for a beverage.

Few shops do sweet / dessert pies as well as them; tasty with full flavour but still balanced, firm texture that holds up well but yields when cut, ingredients layered like a work of art, all at wallet friendly pricing.

While I commend the attempt at creating art within the Hot Chocolate (SGD $5.50), the actual taste is somewhat lacking. Yes, there is still a rather muted chocolate taste, but not as intense, not as thick, or not as rich as I'd hoped. Rather below average.

One of their top 3 bestsellers, the Strawberry Lemon Pie (SGD $7) features a tangy, zesty lemon curd, pierced through with 2 ribbons of sweet, tart strawberry compote. Topped with a creamy meringue, this pie is well balanced and luscious, and a refreshing delight to eat!

Inspired by the classic Grasshopper Cocktail, the similarly vibrant green Grasshopper Pie (SGD $7.50) features a soft, flourless chocolate cake, topped with vibrant, refreshing crème de menthe green / mint cream. While containing no alcohol, this pie does have chunks of dense chocolate brownie within, and is garnished with shards of luscious dark chocolate, and clusters of crunchy chocolate cookies.