Loaded with fat hunks of tender beef, diced onion and carrots, Movida prove they're as good with the savouries as they are with the salted caramel doughnuts. $6. South Yarra.
The offering at this CBD cafe changes regularly but cross your fingers for pastry enshrined lamb-shoulder, slow cooked till sticky and amped-up with Indian spices. $12. Melbourne.
They're dough fiends at this quirky bakery - they even do an apple pie thickshake – but our vote on the savoury front goes to the chilli-boosted egg and bacon number surrounded by flaky pastry. $5.60. Spotswood.
The beef in this little beauty has the depth of flavour you only get with the very best meat, and the light sauce lets the quality shine. $18. St Kilda.
Beer. Pie. It's a no-brainer match and happily, the pastry option at this brew-hall is a ripper: a gratifyingly chunky classic combo of beef and red wine served with pea and bean salad and tangy home made tomato sauce. $22. Fitzroy.
Vegetarian? Vegan? This is the place to go for your one handed meal fix. The mushroom pie is a rib-sticker, with caramelised onion bringing added sweetness to the deal. $2.50. Preston.
This is the pastry your grandma would make. Rustic and buttery in an artery-damning way. The filling's not bad either, made with free range braised beef bunkering down in a tangy red wine and rosemary gravy. $8.50. Port Melbourne.
This is the pastry version of beef bourguignon. Rich beef with slow cooked onions, lardons and mushrooms captured in a flaky crust with fat chips and a salad on the side. $22. Melbourne.
Bursting with smoked trout and fresh prawns this is what to order when you want a seafood bonanza. Cooked and served in a big dish, the jumble of fish and crustaceans is topped with a jaunty hat of bronzed puff pastry. $32. Fitzroy.
Boasting the best business name in the game and a potentially authentic photo of Julia Gillard hoovering the goods, this shop does all the pies from the very good chunky beef to a very odd chicken number with avocado and brie. $ 5.10. Pakenham.
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