Sunday, December 9, 2012


Hello and thankyou for visiting The Daily Pie Blog

It has been just over a year, and we, the De Bruin Family sincerely miss making and baking our pies, as well as serving you in the Cafe.  We miss the smell of the pies as they bake, we miss the smell (and taste) of the freshly ground coffee.  We also miss the little mother-cat - Rognon - who would visit our kitchen door regularly for her share of the pie. 

We've updated the blog only for remembrance-sake, by adding the buttons you see at the top.  If you click on the buttons above, you will be able to see a gallery of how the old Golden Fleece Roadhouse looked when we first purchased it.  You will understand, then, how we have left part of our hearts right there, in the dust, dirt, paint, grease and grime.

Thanks so much for your interest!


Helen De Bruin

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Events and unforeseen circumstances have caused us to reassess and redefine our direction ahead.  The circumstances which have brought us to this point have been involved and complicated – just as things in life often are.   As a result, The Daily Pie Cafe is now closed and will no longer be trading as a retail pie shop.  

We’ve always endeavoured to be business like, but the bottom line is – there will always be the personal element, the heart, the human side which affects each aspect of one’s life.   
The increased workloads in our other businesses, namely Debco Engineering Pty Ltd and Metalsmithery, are too great to neglect and we currently find ourselves “All Hands On Deck”.

The development of The Daily Pie, - right from the date of purchase of the building; the renovations, additions, refurbishments – to the sheer delight each and every time a new batch of pies came sizzling and squeaking out of the ovens, has been an incredible adventure.   We are truly grateful to all of you who have supported us over this period, but now we must take the road less travelled. 


The De Bruin Family

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.

~ Robert Frost ~

Monday, August 22, 2011

This is the Way

 This is the way ....

We make the pies....

Make the pies...

Make the pies...

This is the way we make the pies
On a cold and frosty morning!

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Full Monty

Introducing our new Breakfast Pie - "The Full Monty" - just like the Full English Breakfast: Crispy bacon, juicy beef sausage, Heinz*tm Baked Beans, Heinz*tm tomato sauce and topped with a runny yolk Chucky egg.

From this:

To this:

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Red Is The New Black

Our shelves are full, the posibilities are endless....

We enjoy getting to show you just a few.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pumpkin Delights

Recently Collector town hosted its annual pumpkin festival. In the festive spirit and for the love of pumpkin, we made pumpkin pies fit for any Cinderella.

Pumpkins are a good enough reason as ever to decorate for this beautiful season. And our collection of locally sourced, unique home and table wares fit the glove. Or should I say slipper?!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ode To The Fleece. The Golden One.

Ever since we started working on the Building Now Known as The Daily Pie, many travellers passing through our country village have pulled in and asked as to whether we have any remnants of the Golden Fleece. Just for the record - we had an old sign that mentioned the Golden Fleece (which we used to put the cans of paint on), but other than that - nothing with the signature bright yellow and blue logo.

And so it was, that we were quite thrilled to eyeball this collection of Golden Fleece products from days gone by now housed in the Melbourne Museum. 

We get a lot of magpies hanging around the Pie Shop, hoping for morsels and attempting to swoop any unsuspecting soul just for pleasure, so to turn around and see this - directly opposite the Golden Fleece display put us in the Twilight Zone.