Pi Bakery Soho
I was in the area for work and had the spanikopita and some baklava for a quick lunch. These were really good, the phyllo was outstanding. Apparently the same owners as Artopolis in Astoria which has been my favorite Greek bakery for a while now. Hopefully I will be in that area more as there were a number of items I wanted to try.
I thought the filling in the Spanokopita, and a similar filling (maybe more cheese?) in an open, round tart like offering, was delicious. The phylo was very good too, although not buttery as I hoped. The Almond pound cake was fine, but didn't seem like a great value. Looking forward to many future visits, I think this is going to be a keeper.
I love a good baklava, so after reading several good intros on Pi Bakerie, I couldn't wait to give it a try. The one line that sold me however, was Grubstreet's
mention of a "Turkish baklava maven" recruited at Pi..
Gave the place a whirl last weekend, and I am happy to report that the place is a nice addition to the area. It's a nice bright space, high ceilings, very inviting, and worth a stop if you're looking for a coffee and snack, or a more substantial meal.
I'm more of a purist - I ordered the traditional (walnuts, almonds) - but they do offer a chocolate one as well. The baklava was really delicious (see attached pic). It was not too sweet (really dread the baklavas that make your tooth ache), the layers oozed a bit when I pressed my fork against it, and the top was crispy.
I would go back to try the other items that MVNYC mentioned - the spanakopita did look very enticing!
I stopped in here today for a late breakfast after a windy citibike ride- the greek coffee certainly perked me up quickly, and the greek yogurt with baklava and sour cherry compote was super thick and rich with a nice balance of sweet and tart.
I got pistachio baklava for a snack later and although i'm no expert it had great pistachio flavor and wasn't overly sweet.
I never would have thought to go here but came across this thread looking for ideas- thanks MVNYC!
I love their harvest Pie - basically a spanakopita with very little cheese and four different greens. So savory!