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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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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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• 22 Jan 2015 • 19 reviews • 0 follower

Most Exciting Pies Ever!

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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
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  • Grasshopper
• 11 Jan 2015 • 443 reviews • 7 followers

Lovely exotic pies

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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

 
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• 19 Oct 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Overpriced

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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.
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