A la Mode Pies is coming to West Seattle! The pie cafe is opening their newest location Monday, October 3 and will bring their award-winning desserts and fresh breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings to the restaurant corridor of Junction 47. This will be the pie cafe’s second location, joining the flagship store in Seattle’s Phinney Ridge neighborhood.
The new café will be located at Junction 47 (4225 SW Alaska Street) near the corner of Alaska Street and California Avenue, across from the neighborhood’s Sunday Farmer’s Market. The Wi-Fi-friendly meeting spot will be open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Customers will get special perks at “pie time” – a happy hour that kicks off promptly at 3:14pm daily.
Beyond the full menu of pies (including a dozen fruit and cream pie flavors), customers can sip on coffee, beer, wine, and boozy milkshakes – inspired by their award-winning collection of dessert pies. Also, available on tap will be Nitro Cold Brew coffee and Paul’s Boutique Ginger Beer.
“Our West Seattle café will celebrate beloved classics while introducing deliciously unconventional spinoffs,” said Chris Porter, founder and owner of A la Mode Pies. “We’re rebelling against the notion that pie is just for dessert with a wide selection of main dish savories.”
Savory hand pie and full slice servings will feature flavors like slow braised beef and potato, spinach and feta, chicken pot pie, BBQ pulled pork and Mexican-inspired Hey, Hey Ole’ – a Porter family celebrated recipe. Morning quiche will also be served warm by the slice.
Any time of day, customers can enjoy a bevy of other handmade originals including:
- PieFries – shreds of buttery pie dough sprinkled with parmesan and herbs or cinnamon and sugar
- PiesCream – hand-churned ice cream by the pint in six flavors: Bourbon Butterscotch, Blue Hawaiian, Spiced Apple, Pumpkin Pie, Mexican Chocolate and Madagascar Vanilla
- Pie-Inspired Boozy Milkshakes – named after West Seattle landmarks like the Admiral Apple and Genesee Grasshopper.
- Take-and-bake gluten-free whole pies
The 2000-sq. ft. café design will give customers a front-row seat to the pie-making process. Adults and kids alike will marvel at the custom-made apple peeler that skins, cores and scores 15 apples per minute. Other unique details include a coffee condiment station repurposed from a 1940s pie safe, vintage chandelier lighting and shelves crafted from the salvaged wood planks of a barn in Duvall, WA.
“I want customers to be delighted at every turn – from the menu, to the merchandise, to the overall experience,” said Porter. “This café is the vision of A la Mode Pies fully realized.”
The A la Mode Pies in West Seattle will also soon be home to weekly Pie Mastery classes focused on preparing sweet and savory pies as well as morning quiche. Private group classes are also available. The Pie Guy will continue to teach weekly pie classes at the Phinney Ridge location.