I live fairly l locally to Colnbrook, and saw a sign boldly announcing "COFFEE & PIE" when driving past Airport Motors on the Bath Road (A4) recently. I tried not to get my hopes up too much, as both coffee and pies are high up on my list of things I enjoy, and I'm pretty fussy about both. So I approached with trepidation on my first visit, parking up on the forecourt of the Airport Motors (the MOT/servicing garage where the pie shop is located). I was prepared for dissapointment, but my mind was immediately put at ease when I walked in and discovered that the savory pies on offer are made by Pieminister(!) If you aren't familiar with Pieminister, they are a Bristol based company that produce a range of delicious pies. When I used to work up in town I would regularly enjoy a Pieminister pie for lunch in the Spitalfields area, and was never disappointed. So far so good!
The shop itself is fairly small, and has been thoughtfully and tastefully fitted out. There are some really cool touches (like the bar with the coins set in, and the black and gold coffee machine), and by now I was excited at the prospect of good pie and coffee.
So on to the coffee. Typically my default order is a black filter coffee, so I ordered one up and was again pleasantly surprised. The barista (who it turns out is the owner) took the trouble of telling me what the particular coffee was that day, and I have to say it was a fine cup of coffee, damn fine!
Initially I had thought that the name was "COFFEE & PIE" as that is what stands out on the sign from the road. Good name I thought. Straight to the point. I'm left in no doubt about what to expect here. It turns out the name is actually Piezanos, and the coffee and pie bit is a subtitle if you like. Ok, I wasn't so sure about the Piezanos name to be honest. Sounds more like a pizza restaurant to me. But it turns out that the owners are called Piezano, so I guess it makes perfect sense to use the name. I mean if you have "pie" in your name and you were opening a pie shop you'd be crazy to call it anything else, right? So Piezanos it is (although I stick to calling it Coffee & Pie).
Getting back to pies, there were a good selection (around half a dozen) sweet pies, that included apple, cherry, blueberry, and pear. Both the pies I tried were really good, and combined with the coffee made the perfect mid - morning treat. Also on offer are cannoli, which although they fit in under neither the "pie" nor "coffee", are so good that I'm worried I may already be addicted! I'm not kidding when I say these are every bit as good as the cannoli served in Bar Italia! And don't even get me started on the mini pistachio cannoli dipped in coconut! The perfect accompaniment to a cheeky espresso!
And that brings us neatly to the million dollar question: How's the espresso? Well I'm happy to report that to me it was good, not the best I've had, but certainly very drinkable, and better than anything else you are likely to get anywhere else locally. In fact I don't know of a better espresso within a ten mile radius.
So there you have it - a great little place for pie and coffee, run by someone who has a real passion for what he does. If you live locally or are passing by you really owe it to yourself to check this place out.
There is more I could say about this place, like how you have to try the vegetarian pies (the saag paneer pie is to die for), the smoothies, or the affogato (a little bit heaven in a cup), but you get the general idea. It's good. No, actually its not just good, it's much better than that. Do yourself a favour and try it out!
As an aside, I've lived in this area many years, and it's also worth mentioning that Airport Motors (where this place is based), have a reputation as a good, honest and reliable family run garage. All the local mechanics I know take their cars to be MOTed there and their prices have always seemed reasonable.
[For the record have no connection to either Piezanos or Airport Motors - apart from getting my car MOT and pie and coffee requirements.]
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