To say that Pi Breakfast and Pies is located at the very famous Maginhawa Street is technically incorrect. It is however located at a street that intersects Maginhawa Street.
I went to have brunch with a friend of mine there just a few days ago. It wasn’t the first time for me to visit the establishment, but I sure as hell know it won’t be the last either.
All the breakfast items there are heavenly. Taste-wise, it’s one of the best breakfasts I have ever had. Coming from someone who isn’t a big fan of breakfast, that’s a really high praise.
The price is pretty steep for students, but it is worth it. Their serving sizes are just enough for one person, so if you’re planning on going there, each of you should order their own dishes.
For the morning I had brunch, I ordered their Wagyu Beef Tapa. It was served with kimchi rice and atsara. I don’t eat atsar, so I left that alone and I finished the plate. Not one grain of rice was left. Their salty, meaty flavor of the beef tapa perfectly complements the subtle hot and sour taste of the rice.
My friend ordered their Three Cheese Pancake, and oh my god. I’ve never had cheese with my pancakes, but now I think I’m going to start. They added apples in the middle of the two pancakes with the cheeses and I think it really helped bring out the flavor of the cheese and lessened its potential umay factor.
We finished off our brunch by sharing a Smack Pi. yes, their pies are spelled as pi and I think it’s clever. Its not that sweet and the crust was kind of hard, but very delicious. My friend and I shared one pie because our meals had gotten both of us really full.
Overall, all the dishes tastes amazing. I give this place two thumbs up. The place even has an outdoor setting at the back since their space can’t handle the influx of customers!