Soak up a dirty hangover or the winter blues with one of these phenomenally wholesome pies. Aussie’s are known to love this staple dish and Melbourne is one city that caters for every single kind of pie lover.
Melbourne’s pastry chefs do not neglect their craft or take it for granted and you will be in awe of the variety of beautifully blended pies that are on offer within this city.
A pie is the perfect choice to snack on during a sport’s event or to feed a whole family and keep the children full and energised. These pies are also crafted perfectly enabling you to walk and indulge simultaneously.
There truly is no slacking when it comes to the culinary expertise of Melbourne’s chefs and these delicate yet wholesome pastries are directly evident of the elite level of expertise in the city.
Whether you are seeking experimental or classic options, you are guaranteed to find the right choice for you in the list below. These spots are local hotspots for a reason and believe me, Melbournians know a thing or two about their pies!
You are therefore guaranteed to receive quality if you are lucky enough to be able to visit one of these incredible pie shops/cafes. Read on to find out about the 15 best pies in the whole of Melbourne.
You’ll feel like the king (or queen) of your castle after trying one of Boscastle’s luxurious pies. These pies are influenced by Cornish culture and amalgamated with the finest Australian ingredients.
This pie chain supplies its moreish delicacies across the entire country and the black Angus beef pie is definitely one to try (more than once!)
Location: 260 Barkly Street, Brunswick VIC 3056
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
This bakery has established a die-hard following for a reason. The co-owners have 50+ years of experience hand crafting their exquisite pastries. They also provide a range of gluten-free pie dishes so everyone is catered for.
Their mushroom, halloumi and spinach pie is thoroughly recommended!
Location: 228 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 6am-6pm, Sat 6am-3pm
These pies are wonderfully flavoursome due to Tony’s infamous blend of herbs and spices. You can try one of the classic options like their beef pie and slaver it in tomato sauce to annoy those friends who are anti-ketchup-on-pies!
This place has a great reputation for a reason.
Location: 309 Buckley St, Essendon VIC 3040
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-6pm, Sat 6am-5pm
These pies are infused with Eastern European culinary excellence. As well as their wide range of brunch options and bakery favourites, they also boast nine handmade pies to select from.
The beef and mushroom in red wine sauce is undoubtedly an incredible choice! The meat is not overwhelmed by copious amounts of wine and this delicate balance softens the beef perfectly.
Location: 358 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 7am-7pm
If eating on the move is your thing, then this is the best spot for you. Dinkum pies has become iconic within the city’s pie scene and has been crafting delicious pies, sausage rolls and pastries for 40+ years.
Their tucked in patio is the ideal spot to swallow your pie whole before wiping off the crumbs and heading back to work!
Location: 29 Block Place, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Pure Pie may only offer options but this simplification makes the pies that they do serve even more phenomenal. Their braised beef with cheddar in a Guinness sauce is to die for!
These pies are also delicately wrapped in a handmade, sour cream and butter pastry that is crimped to perfection. The food here is lovingly and carefully prepared and thus, it speaks for itself!
Location: Shop 42A/727 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-5pm
This Lebanese bakery serves some of the best food that you will ever try! Their authentic spin on the baked pie results in hoards of Melbournians visiting this spot every week.
Tuck into a wholesome, cheesy pie or a spinach and cheese triangle. Both are guaranteed to leave you feeling more than satisfied and eager to return!
Location: 643-645 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, VIC 3056
Opening Hours: Mon-Wed & 7am-7pm, Thu-Sat 7am-9pm
This pie spot is renowned in the city and boasts three locations! Their magical beef ragu pies are tantalising for your tastebuds and strike the right balance between taste, aesthetics and practicality.
The pastry is deliciously flaky and golden yet firm enough to prevent any spillage of the delightful beef sauce. This is not one to miss!
Location: 183 Domain Road, South Yarra 3141
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 7:30am-3:30pm
Location: 149 Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda Victoria 3182
Opening Hours: Unknown.
Location: 178 Faraday Street, Carlton Victoria 3053
Opening Hours: Tue-Sat 7am-5pm, Sun 7:30am-5pm
This pie store only utilises the freshest ingredients to create its gorgeous homemade pies. They’re inexpensive yet more than delicious and their minced beef with oregano and tomato option will leave you salivating until your next return.
These pies aren’t overly fancy and this is undoubtedly appealing to the traditional, Aussie pie-eater.
Location: 115 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30am-8pm, Sat-Sun 7am-7pm
This pie shop boasts American influences but this hasn’t inhibited its ability to cook one of the finest Aussie meat pies in Melbourne. Their beef option includes a secret ingredient that creates a wholesome substance and richness.
They also use a whopping five layers of wonderfully flaky pastry to give your meat pie the perfect finish!
Location: 81A Hudsons Rd, Spotswood VIC 3015
Opening Hours: Tue-Sat 7am-3:30pm, Sun 7:30am-3:30pm
Keith’s pies have been a staple in Melbourne’s pie scene since the 1960s! They have truly mastered the traditional meat pie whilst ensuring that they keep up with the latest trends.
For instance, their Thai green curry pie will bring you hinds of traveller’s nostalgia whilst giving you that wholesome feeling in the pit of your stomach. This is definitely one to visit!
Location: 119 Burnley St, Richmond VIC 3121
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 5am-3pm
This urban spot has all of the best coffee and pies that you could possibly wish for. Their plain beef pie is far from boring and is influenced by a traditionally spanakopita recipe.
This influence makes this pie taste sensational and makes this place stand out as one of the most unique options on this list.
Location: 37 Bendigo St, Richmond VIC 3121
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30am-4pm, Sat 7am-4pm, Sun 7:30am-4pm
Richmond Pie Shop
This shop boasts nearly 20 different pies for you to salivate over! It is the perfect spot for sports lovers due to its close proximity to the MCG and you can chow down on their thick pepper steak pies or juice chicken and mushroom alternative.
Their Angus beef pie is highly recommended.
Location: 200 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-5pm, Sun 8am-5pm
Gourmet Pie’s boasts 25+ years of experience with its highly renowned chef at the helm. It has fast become one of Melbourne’s most popular pie spots.
Head to the farmer’s market to sample the pulled lamb pie or the wonderful caramelised onion option to feel well rewarded for your efforts in locating the correct market!
Location: Brunswick, Melbourne
These phenomenally intricate chefs serve wonderfully experimental pies like their hamburger/pie combination that substitutes a pastry lid with a bun! The remainder of the pie is arguably simplistic but undoubtedly brilliant!
If you can resist the temptation of the intricate dessert options on offer here, then this savoury treat will do more to suffice!
Location: 14 Claremont St, South Yarra VIC 3141
The bonus option on this list is undoubtedly a special one. These pies are hand crafted by a master baker and the result is beyond words.
Their chicken, mushroom, leek and mustard pie is a favoured option and the delicate balance of meat and sauce is enough to pull you through the winter months. Go and treat yourself. You will not regret it!
Location: 3 Tivoli Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 7:30am-1pm
To conclude, Melbourne contains some of the finest pie shops and cafes in the whole of Australia. These pies are carefully and lovingly prepared with a delicious range of fillings and options to suit your every desire.
Whether you are seeking the simplicity of a traditional, starchy meat pie or you are feeling like a more experimental option to tantalise your tastebuds, Melbourne’s pie scene will not disappoint you!
The pies on this list are handcrafted by some of the finest pastry chefs in the whole of Australia and thus, you are guaranteed to feel more than satisfied after sampling the excellence that is on offer in this city.
Aussie’s undoubtedly love their pies and any weary traveller will soon see exactly why!