Disclaimer: Windowsill has moved to 95 Soo Chow Walk.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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).
Windowsill In The Woods
78 Horne Rd, Singapore, Singapore 209078
(Nearest train station: Lavender)
Phone: 9004 7827
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