It all started with a craving… and of course, love.
Isn’t that how the best stories usually start? That’s exactly the case for Elijah Pies, the IG-famous bakery run by a lovely couple and known for — you guessed it — pies. If you’ve always wanted to try their insanely aesthetic offerings, you’ll be delighted to know that they’ve finally opened their first dine-in concept!
The café is pretty easy to spot, given its unique exterior that comes complete with a porch (for that fancy al fresco dining experience) and a window that gives you a little sneak preview of what’s to come. It’s designed to look like an entrance to a home, so that you feel like you’re being invited into their humble abode to delight in their artisanal pies.
I’m not exaggerating when I say that everything has been done with intention — from the layout of the establishment, to the furniture, and even down to the clay coffee cups!
The couple prides themselves on supporting local artists, so you’ll find the loveliest custom-made items around. Psst… try to spot them in the specially commissioned painting!
Now, I was really excited to dig into their newest savoury creations, especially the outlet-exclusive Mac N’ Cheese Pie (S$12.90).
I’m not even joking when I say this was probably the best mac and cheese I’ve ever had. The pie was topped with generous amounts of cheese before being baked in the oven right in front of us, giving it the perfect sear. Plus, it was even garnished with their house-made onion crumble, which reminded me of fried shallots, but better (fellow garlic girls, you’ll absolutely love this). It was creamy, gooey, decadent, and oh-so-sinful — the perfect comfort meal, if I may.
Fans of all things truffle, be sure to order the Black Truffle Mash Pie (S$12.90). This dish came loaded with mashed potato infused with black truffle, mushrooms, hazelnuts, and freshly grated parmesan cheese — need I say more? The melt-in-your-mouth mash was velvety, but still managed to avoid being too jelak.
Of course, we also had to try Elijah’s personal favourite — the Scallop Chowder Pie (S$14.90). The moment I cut into it, I could immediately smell the scallops (a clear testament to the quality of the ingredients used) — and it didn’t just smell good. The filling was rich and flavourful, and went perfectly well with the buttery and flaky puff pastry.
At this point, you best believe that my dining partner and I were absolutely stuffed. However, there’s always room for dessert! If you’re craving for something sweet, you’re in luck — Elijah Pies has a whopping 29 choices of dessert and mini pies, including unique flavours like lime thyme, pandan pistachio, bubble milk tea, and more.
If you’re familiar with the couple’s story, you’d know that they actually started out with their all-time bestseller, the Nutella Pie (S$7.50/slice). More specifically, it was Elijah’s girlfriend who had a craving for a nutella pie — and that started him on his baking journey, experimenting with different recipes in order to create that very first pie. Talk about a labour of love!
As we took our first bite of the famous nutella pie, it became pretty clear to us why this place sells out so quickly. It was rich and indulgent in the best way possible, with a potent combination of luscious dark chocolate and hazelnut making every bite absolutely luxurious. Defo a great dessert choice for chocolate-lovers — but probably not so much for those who prefer stronger nutty tones.
I must admit, I wasn’t the most excited about the aesthetic Wild Berry Lavender Pie (S$7.50/slice) since I’m usually not someone who fancies fruit-based desserts. NGL, this dish was definitely the exception — think blueberry, but in yoghurt form, and just a hint of lavender. Plus points for not being too sweet as well!
If you’d like some drinks to go along with your meal, you can also choose from options like Black Coffee (from S$4.50), Vanilla Blackcurrant (S$6.90), Yuzu White Tea (S$7.90), and Vanilla Pistachio (from S$7.90). I personally loved the pistachio, because they actually blend the nuts themselves to create the drink — seriously, it was so nutty and worth every cent.
Got a craving for pies? You know where to go!
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Photos by Kylynn Seng and Eunice Lim