Windowsill Pies @ 78 Horne Road [Moved]

Disclaimer: Windowsill has moved to 95 Soo Chow Walk.

Entrance of Windowsill.

Entrance of Windowsill.

Windowsill In The Woods (or their shortened name, Windowsill Pies), is a hidden jem situated along the Jalan Besar area. True to their name, the place specializes in pies. Not savoury pies, not cakes but sweet sweet pies.

Interior of Windowsill. Inspired by the woods.

Interior of Windowsill. Inspired by the woods.

I’ve actually been to Windowsill three times already and it’s becoming one of my personal favourite places. I love both the whole concept of the place and their pies.

Aesthetic
The whole look of Windowsill Pies is very inspired by the concept of forests & the woods. Some inspiration were also taken from Goldilocks & The Three Bears. You can find giant wooden pine trees and a giant stuffed cuddly bear used as decor (great for photo-ops). The furniture here consists mostly of wood, which makes one feel as if you’re having a picnic in the woods. Staying true to their name as well, windowsills are located at the storefront & also the back of the store.

Look at all those pies!

Look at all those pies!

Pies, pies, pies. Just pies.

Pies, pies, pies. Just pies.

Food
Contrary to their name, Windowsill actually serves some savoury food items besides their range of pies. These items are by Fortnight and changes every fortnight (not a pun), but some items have already garnered quite some popularity (such as the Atas KBB). Of course, it would be absurd to visit Windowsill and not try their pies. Windowsill so far has a permanent menu of 10 different pies, with one of them only added to the menu just in the middle of last year. All of their pies are sweet, you won’t find any savoury pies here, but with 10 choices, Windowsill guarantees something for everybody. Prices for each pie ranges around $6 to $7. If it’s your first time trying Windowsill, you may find some of their pies to be too sweet for the first few bites (I did), but it takes some getting used to for you to really enjoy their pies.

You can find some descriptions of their pies on their website as they don’t have any descriptions for their pies on site. The way it works is that if you’re a first time visitor to Windowsill, the staff would ask you if you’ll like an introduction to their pies before slowly describing each and every pie to you. It’s great as it gives you a personal touch & you would be able to ask them their recommendation, but I’m not sure how it will pan out when the place is crowded. (Also it’s a nightmare for someone as socially awkward as me who shuns social interactions.)

All 10 pies! I ordered all 10 pies! How crazy am I? From top left Banana Almond Brittle, Strawberry Lemon, S'Mores, Grasshopper, Camp Symmetry, Coconut Lime Vodka, Pecan, Morello Cherry, Pumpkin, Funny Apple This was from my first visit to Windowsill, which also marked the start of me becoming a foodie. I had already ordered around 8 pies, however, the staff mentioned that it would make sense to order all 10, as they would charge it as one whole pie, thus being slightly cheaper as a whole, so I agreed. Of course I didn't eat them all by myself, but I did had to takeaway most of it. (Oops, awkward.)

All 10 pies! I ordered all 10 pies! How crazy am I?
From top left
Banana Almond Brittle, Strawberry Lemon, S’Mores, Grasshopper, Camp Symmetry, Coconut Lime Vodka, Pecan, Morello Cherry, Pumpkin, Funny Apple
This was from my first visit to Windowsill, which also marked the start of me becoming a foodie. I had already ordered around 8 pies, however, the staff mentioned that it would make sense to order all 10 instead, as they would charge it as one whole pie, thus being slightly cheaper as a whole, so I agreed. Still, the total made out to be around 70 bucks, which almost gave me a heart attack. (It’s more pricey than most whole cakes for goodness sake!)
Of course I didn’t eat them all by myself, but I did had to takeaway most of it. (Oops, awkward.)

Atas KBB ($12) Also better known as "Kong Bak Pau/Bao". pr Pork Belly Buns, these are the "atas" versions. Each KBB has a different filling, such as pineapples or pistachio sauce. They were pretty good, though they left the pork belly bones in, which made it a tad troublesome to eat.

Atas KBB ($12)
Also better known as “Kong Bak Pau/Bao” or Pork Belly Buns. Each KBB has a different filling, such as pineapples or pistachio sauce. They were pretty good, though they left the pork belly bones in, which made it a tad troublesome to eat.

Camp Symmetry & Coconut Lime Vodka This was from my second visit to Windowsill. Had dinner nearby and just had to drop by Windowsill for their pies again & to hangout.

Camp Symmetry & Coconut Lime Vodka
This was from my second visit to Windowsill. Had dinner nearby and just had to drop by Windowsill for their pies again & to hangout.

Camp Symmetry, S'Mores If you can tell by now, Camp Symmetry is my personal favourite pie. It's basically white chocolate pudding, raisins, cookie streusel, candied thyme and an ephemeral waft of white truffles. How awesome is that? This was my third visit to Windowsill after my visit to The Bravery (another cafe nearby, read my review here - https://suchafatty.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/the-bravery-66-horne-road/)

Camp Symmetry, S’Mores
If you can tell by now, Camp Symmetry is my personal favourite pie. It’s basically white chocolate pudding, raisins, cookie streusel, candied thyme and an ephemeral waft of white truffles. How awesome is that?
This was my third visit to Windowsill after my visit to The Bravery (another cafe nearby, read my review here – The Bravery)

Chicken Heart & Octopus Pasta ($14) YES! You heard it right. Chicken hearts! Trust me, when I first heard it, I had to ask the staff to repeat three times because I couldn't understand it was chicken hearts. They even drew a heart on the menu to represent chicken hearts, which I thought it just meant that the pasta was a "Favourite" on the menu or something. Don't be alarmed though, the pasta was good. It was mixed in a spicy tomato sauce. The chicken hearts were actually alright as well, it sort of reminded me of steak. I recommend trying this if you are adventurous.

Chicken Heart & Octopus Pasta ($14)
YES! You heard it right. Chicken hearts! Trust me, when I first heard it, I had to ask the staff to repeat three times because I couldn’t understand that it was really chicken hearts. They even drew a heart on the menu to represent chicken hearts, which I thought it just meant that the pasta was a “Favourite” on the menu or something.
Don’t be alarmed though, the pasta was good. It was mixed in a spicy tomato sauce. The chicken hearts were actually alright as well, it sort of reminded me of steak. I recommend trying this if you are adventurous.

Hanging signage outside Windowsill.

Hanging signage outside Windowsill.

Worth A Visit/Revisit?
I do highly recommend Windowsill Pies, it’s becoming one of my personal favourite places. I’ll even try to bring friends who have never been to Windowsill to give them a try. You will fall in love with their aesthetic and pies. You can even find their pies being sold at lots of other cafes (such as Artistry, Dutch Colony Coffee, Creamier, to name a few). I always chuckle when I go to a different cafe and spot Windowsill’s pies. Nothing beats visiting their flagship store at Jalan Besar though. Will definitely go back for more pie (which is saying something, especially since I have already tried all their pies).

Rating

Food
9/10
Aesthetic
8.5/10
Price
7.5/10
Service
8/10

Windowsill In The Woods

78 Horne Rd, Singapore, Singapore 209078
(Nearest train station: Lavender)
Phone: 9004 7827
Opening Hours:
Tue – Thu: 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
Fri: 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sun: 10:00 am – 9:30 pm
http://windowsillpies.sg/
https://www.facebook.com/WindowsillPies

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