Popular pie shop and café from Australia just opened their Pie Face branch here in Manila. The 1st ever branch in the Philippines and 2nd in South East Asia. The Pie Face shop sells meat pies with cute faces as code of their meaty flavor or content. The 1st branch opened in 2003 in Sydney and opened more store across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Dubai, US and now here in the Philippines.
I got the opportunity to try and taste the meat pies of Pie Face, last May 2015, I was there to try their month old pie shop and café. I was surprised that their Manila branch is just infront of my nose and I didn’t even noticed it. SM Mall of Asia is a very crowded place to surf for food, there’s a big foot traffic and lots of food establishments popping up from thin air. Its good to see that an Australian store wants to test our market here in Manila and I think the response is good because the meat pies comes in several variants and also the price is very affordable.
For me, I can grab one pie and eat it while on the run.
My only problem is that….its hard to memorize all those meat pie faces at Pie Face ahhaha.
Great to meet Mr. Alfred Lay, the COO of Pie Face Philippines
I also heard from him that a possible new branch of Pie Face will come out soon.. my bet is SM Megamall
Each meat pie has its own facial expression. It’s a code to determine the meat flavor or the content inside the pie. It’s a closed face pie and its hard to determine what’s inside. It’s a hand crafted and freshly prepared meat pies done by Pie Face. They use French butter, an authentic kind of butter that can be only used to add more flavor and crisp of the baked meat pies of Pie Face.
Some ingredients used were locally sourced, but for special flavors, the ingredients should come straight from their mother ship in Australia and also no other style of butter can be used because it will change the taste of their meat pies.
So let’s identify the meat pie faces in Pie Face
top to bottom
1. Chunky Steak
2. Chicken and Mushroom
3. Philly Cheese Steak
(Mr. Alfred, just correct me if I’m wrong hahaa)
There are more meat pies, and they have lots of variants, they have the meaty part, the chili part and the all veggie part.
Here’s Pie Face located in SM Mall of Asia, just near Sbarro
The store is located outside the mall complex.
Inside the pie shop and café of Pie Face in SM MOA
SRP: PHP 49
Philly Cheese Steak is the best….
I just learned that some Aussie or foreigners used catsup to add more flavor to their meat pies.
SRP: PHP 130
The big pies can fill your tummy already, I’ve tried one and its packed with meat.
Pie Face also sells sweet pies
SRP PHP 45
Available flavors: Raspberry, Ube, Mango, Green Tea, Chocolate, Butterscotch and Cappuccino
They also sell some sandwiches too.
Pie Face also sell the award winning Phillip Di Bella coffee.
According to their website – “The Pie Face coffee blend is exclusive created and blended by Phillip Di Bella, a 2013 and 2014 golden beans award winner. Our unique blend of 100% Arabica beans are sourced from Nicaragua, Columbia, Brazil and Peru and crafted to create a medium body of luscious caramel and malt flavours with a kick to please all coffee lovers.”
Mini meaty pies
Here’s my Raspberry Frappe.
SRP: PHP 160
I like to cool down with this Frappe and eat my yummy meat pies.
But I think the best partner for a hot meat pie is a hot brewed Di Bella coffee.
Di Bella coffee with some latte art
Lovely art gimmick from Pie Face haha.
Feel free to dine in or do a take out
My suggestion: Try the big pie first.
As for pasalubong… the mini pies are the best seller.
It can make any donut joints cry hahahah.
Slicing the big pie… that’s the Philly Cheese Steak meat.
AND HERE’S MY PIE FACE FACIAL IMPRESSION
branch: SM MALL OF ASIA