Pie for breakfast? Yes, please, when it’s a New Zealand-style pie stuffed with bacon and egg, or ham, egg and cheese. Baker Warren Burton is a native Kiwi, and he opens the doors at 5 a.m. daily to tempt us with anytime-is-a-great-time for slow-cooked steak-and-cheese pie, steak pie topped in mashed potatoes, mincemeat-cheese pie and sausage rolls. On the sweet side, there are irresistible pastry-encased custard squares finished in icing; fresh cream-stuffed New Zealand baked doughnuts; “flutterby” cakes (fancy cupcakes); brioche tarts; and lamingtons, Australia-inspired little sponge cakes coated in chocolate sauce, then dipped in dried coconut.
–Food Critic, Carey Sweet