The Pie Hole is a popular pie and coffee cafe in Los Angeles, offering both sweet and savory pies.
During my last trip to LA, I stopped by their newest Pasadena store. I’d been curious for a while after hearing some really good things about their pies.
I usually don’t really enjoy earl grey as I find the taste too bitter, but this is a customer favorite, so we ordered it. I quite enjoyed it. The sugary notes outweighed the natural bitterness of earl grey tea, producing a light and airy pie. It also had a layer of whipped cream and a sprinkling of crushed pistachios.
The maple custard is another one of their most popular flavors. This pie had a rich, creamy and thick custard. It was supported by a buttery crust, my favorite part of a pie. I enjoyed this but found it too sweet, especially with the mix of maple and custard.
Steak and Ale
We also brought home a steak and ale pie. It was buttery, flaky with tender pieces of steak and a hint of ale.
Overall, we enjoyed our pies. I did feel it was a little pricey ($6/slice for the sweet ones, $6.75 for the steak), but the pies were pretty delicious and worth a trip if you are a pie-lover.
The Pie Hole
59 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105