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A la Mode Pies opening in Phinney on Thursday

November 8th, 2011 · Comments

A la Mode Pies opens its first café on Thursday morning at 5821 Phinney Ave. N. We got a sneak peek — and taste — on Monday night, as the pie cafe invited friends and media to drop in.

A la Mode Pies previously operated out of a borrowed kitchen on Capitol Hill for its pie delivery business. Owner Chris Porter is now moving baking operations to the Phinney Ridge cafe, which is directly across the street from the playground next to the Woodland Park Zoo. Customers can purchase pie by the slice, along with a cup of coffee and scoop of Bluebird Microcreamery ice cream (which also recently moved into Phinney Ridge), or full pies or containers of ice cream to take home.

A la Mode offers about 10-12 flavors of pie at any one time, with seasonal variations rotating in and out. Current pies on their website include Apple & Ginger Pear, Bourbon Butterscotch, Key Lime, Lemon Macaroon, Blue Hawaiian, Chocolate Caramel Pecan, French Apple, Marionberry & Hazelnut, Mexican Chocolate Mousse, and White Chocolate Banana Cream. They also had Cherry at last night’s tasting, and LolliPies (which got a thumbs up from the PhinneyWood Kid).

The cafe offers a couple of small tables, plus counter seating.

You can even watch pies being made through the large windows behind the counter.

The cafe also sells merchandise such as pie platters and serving utensils, and T-shirts.


A la Mode Pies will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

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  1. Whopper says:

    The new cupcake!

  2. tweets9 says:

    I walked by this evening and delicious baking smells were wafting down the street. Ohboy ohboy…

  3. Block Watcher says:

    First day looked busy!

  4. domie says:

    I wanted to stop here after dinner on a Friday night, but they closed at 7pm. It seems like they’d sell more pie after dinner time if they stayed open later than they will being open at 7am.

  5. Ruby says:

    They’ve created a really lovely space and their apple tart is scrumptious (I don’t get why it’s on a stick but nonetheless it was yummy).

  6. Don says:

    tasty tasty French Apple pie.

  7. back2ballard says:

    I love pie! I can’t wait to try!

  8. Outside the Box says:

    Wanted to go last evening, but alas it was 7:15 pm and they were closed.

  9. Mark says:

    Wish they had named it Dolly’s Pie House.