In your face, Pie face! Here’s a bakery, a little different from the usual in Dubai who has specialized in sweet and savory pies alone. The pies always reminded me of the tom and Jerry cartoon where we often see pies thrown at each other. Pie face which is originally from Australia is now steadily growing in UAE. Their first store is in Yas Mall, Abudhabi but this one at Dubai Marina Walk is in a much better spot with great views of the Yachts and tall Marina towers. The smileys on the pies make them attractive and somehow I was able to connect to it with all those smileys we often use today 😉
We sat out as we wanted to take advantage of the wonderful weather and beautiful views. We first started with 2 cold blended drinks. The strawberry shake was a burst of fruit freshness. It is my recommendation to any of you who is planning to make a visit to pie face bakery cafe. The cold mocha got better during the later sips than in the beginning.
I love puff pastries and the ones here are butter based pastry finished with a golden top. Pie face mainly sells chicken, beef, lamb and vegetable pies. You can actually see freshly baked pies getting refilled every now and then at their counter. I would just stare at those smileys initially figuring out which one to pick. When the pies came onto our table I had to match each smile to the respective flavour looking at their menu. so for example some of the smileys meant the following:
- U – chicken and mushroom
- V – curried chickpea(V)
- O – Thai chicken
- P – peppered steak
- L – Arabian Lamb
- Z – Pizza
- M – classic minced beef
My favorites would be the peppered steak, pizza and classic minced beef. There are only 2 veggie options, pizza and curried chickpea. If you are a veggie go for the pizza which is much better than curried chickpea which has an in house made tomato chutney in it, so no ketchup required for these pies. What I really didn’t like at pie face were the plastic cutleries which wasn’t really helping. Hence I quit the fork and ate comfortably with my hand.
They make sweet pies too. I am not really a fan of sweet pies but I tell you that mini chocolate pie did hit me hard with its’ rich chocolate taste. Others like the caramel and berry white chocolate also had the same texture but felt closer to cream in taste. Apple crumble looked pretty from the outside but after a bite realized not my kind of taste. Any of those pies that had creamy texture like the above picture were to my liking.
They make good hot coffee. In fact their coffee has even won an award in the Golden Bean Awards. Sweet or savory, the pies comes in two prices and sizes. Regular size at Dhs 20 and mini size at Dhs 8. Also note they use quality products for making their pies like they use canola oil and meat like premium lean beef etc hence the pricing is a little on the higher side. Plus it is located in a magnificent location. Here’s an interesting one, all customers at pie face get a chance to spin the wheel for a chance to win a coffee or a pie 🙂
Click pictures below to see them in full screen view: