Pie Town is Susie Yang’s expression of a deep nostalgia for American-style pies, acquired during regular childhood holidays visiting family in New York and Los Angeles. She fell in love with the quintessential American diner: the booths, the filtered coffee, the uniforms – and of course, pies sold by the slice.
Located in West End, the Pie Town fit-out captures some of that spirit, with a ruby-red paint job and a little bit of booth seating. But the 40-seater feels more like an unfussy West End cafe than a diner, with a communal table on the main floor and winsome murals inside and out painted by local artist Sarah Sculley.
The menu is split between savoury pies, which includes a clutch of vegan and vegetarian options, and sweet, which Yang says are her true passion (she’ll often produce rotating sweet-pie specials on the back of custom orders). Some of the more popular choices include pumpkin pie, banoffee pie, pepper steak pie and cheeseburger pies.
For drinks, there’s a bit of extravagance with milk shakes, blended pie shakes and Heirloom hot chocolate – otherwise, there’s coffee from Wolff Coffee Roasters, iced tea from The Steepery and Myk’s kefir probiotic drinks.