Surry Hills sees a new kid on the block with
Lode Pies and Pastries. The little outlet can be found on Crown St and is very inviting with its pale pink and grey aesthetic.
It seems more like a boutique small bakery, not large scale, with a small glass box showcasing their offerings of sweet and savoury pies. Once they’re sold out, that’s it for the day. We’d recommend getting there early, for the highly anticipated bakery had huge lines over the weekend and by our visit at 11, a few things had already sold out, including the famed LuMi meat pie with brisket and shiitake mushrooms.
The upmarket pies use high quality ingredients designed by two chefs from the LuMi restaurant; owner-chef Federico Zanellato and Lorenzo Librino. We tried their “ham and cheese”, a crispy puff casing filled with ham, green olives, jalapeños, scarmorza, Parmesan and chives. The cheese and chives also dusted the top of this delicious savoury pie. They also sell a chicken pie, sausage roll and larger sized pie with pork.
For the sweet type, we had their Tiramisu pie made with croissant dough, filled with Marsala custard, cocoa biscuit and coffee cream. Not only did this look like a work of art, it’s also incredibly delicious and decadent. There’s also a brioche, blueberry tart, apple turnover, Jin-us (almond marzipan, white chocolate and raisins) and one labelled “crown on 487” with white chocolate cream, raspberry glaze, pistachio and rose.
They also have a coffee machine making coffees using The Little Marionette bean.
A cool spot and worth a visit for these baked goods!
Lode Pies and Pastries
487 Crown St Surry Hills
8-2 (Friday – Sun in Nov, from Wed-Sun in Dec)