Situated on Marine Drive near 15th Street, Savary Island Pie Company is a little neighbourhood gem located in West Vancouver. Part bakery, part cafe, Savary Island is the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or to grab a latte and pastry to-go.
Always bustling with locals, not only does Savary Island Pie Company specialize in savory and sweet pies, it is also a full fledged bakery – baking up signature breads, pastries, cakes and other delightful treats.
After you’ve perused the large menu on the wall, place your order at the counter, find a seat (which can be limited since it’s a very busy place!) and wait for your order to be served. Staff at the till were very welcoming and asked us how we had heard of Savary Island (we mentioned its high ratings on Urbanspoon) and they even thanked us for coming in.
Recently added to the morning menu, their breakfast sandwich is made on Italian bread and includes two free range eggs, sliced tomato, basil, sundried tomato pesto, cheese and a choice of either avocado or ham. This is hands-down the best breakfast sandwich I have ever eaten. Bursting with bright flavours and cut nicely by the richness of the cheese. For $11.75, I thought it might come with a side of hashbrowns or salad, but the sandwich didn’t require an accompaniment because it was actually quite filling.
Their buttery and flaky-crusted chicken pot pie is made with free-range chicken, peas, carrots and onions in a lightly creamed base. The slice may look small from the photo, but its portion was very satisfying.
Savary Island’s lovely fresh-baked blueberry scone is served with a choice of house-made jams and preserves as well as organic butter.
We also ordered a slice of carrot cake to-go because it looked so darn enticing! When we dove into the piece, we discovered a very moist cake with plenty of grated carrot and it was topped with thick, rich and sweet cream cheese icing.
Prices are on the expensive side of the spectrum at Savary Island Pie Company, but this is West Vancouver, they do use high quality organic products and the food is delicious. So really, you get what you pay for!