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“Hello steak pie”

Piccolo Morso Bakery and Cafe
Ranked #2 of 2 Bakeries in New Plymouth
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Here is the place to go for one of the great New Zealand culinary experiences.
Not the fancy stuff you get at Huka Lodge or Logan Brown or the French Cafe. No, this is basic - the pie.
With all the warnings we get these days about the inherent dangers of cholestrol-laden food and high sugar/salt content, there is something wonderfully reckless about ignoring such risks now and again.
And if you're wanting to be reckless, a pie is unbeatable.
But there are pies and pies. Someone wants to bring back the Georgie Pie, but is obviously romanticising something that when it was around was called the "gib board pie".
There are still pies filled with gristle and gelatinous bulk. Some are microwaved into a floppy mess. Others, pale and dry.
Not so at Piccolo Morso. Here, you have the great pleasure if going to the bakery and being tempted by a range of pastry delights...including the pies. You buy one and go to the cafe next door where they provide a plate and cutlery so you can sit down and indulge.
Even better to eat straight from the paper bag.
The steak pies are without peer. I have had to ration myself to a couple a week, but it wouldn't take much to make it a daily ritual.

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Thank Jim T
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

I am always in search of the best kiwi pie and am most delighted to find one in New Plymouth. I tried their steak and mushroom pie and it was yummy! Real steak and not too salty (most pies are too salty). The crust is good too. They have other good specialty breads as well like foccacia, rye and croissant, all baked by the shop. Definitely will go back to try their other bakes.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The bakery food is excellent! I would recommend this bakery as the variety of food options is fantastic, fresh and appealing! The staff are friendly too!

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1  Thank Nakitravellers
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Good to have a bakery and cafe option in Fitzroy location. Bakery provides great pies and selection of sweet options. Great having a genuine bakery that does not churn out plastic looking and generic tasting food. Cafe is well located and has good atmosphere, prices are a little on the high side for cafe options as portions are small but mostly tasty. Tea & Coffee great and good selection of sweet cakes & slices but need more variety for regulars. Younger staff need additional assistance with customer skills as have had 2 staff who didnt speak or smile at all when serving. Recommend visit and am repeat customer

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2  Thank Kate O
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

The bakery produces consistently good food - including the pies! The cafe has great food and offers excellent coffee and a range of seating options that cater for different weather conditions. If you are over in the eastern side of town, this is a great choice.

2  Thank PedroNP
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