Look what showed up in my email yesterday...I'm super excited! Mmmm, homemade pies, quiches and pot pies.

Dear valued customers and friends:

It is with great joy that I announce the re-opening of the Real Pie Company!

Our new shop will be located at the corner of 16th and G streets in midtown Sacramento, next door to Lulu’s Kitchen. We are building the entire space out; and I have had the thrilling opportunity to design the space exactly the way I want it, including the construction of a temperature-controlled dough room.

I will keep you informed as we get closer to our opening this fall. Many of the elements of our shop will be familiar to you – we will continue to source beautiful produce from small farms in the region, so the menu will change frequently as we celebrate and utilize whatever seasonal, ripe fruit and vegetables that come through our door on a weekly basis. We will offer our nourishing house-made chicken pot pies and quiches in addition to our sweet menu items; and, as before, will be making our chocolate cream, coconut cream, and butterscotch banana cream pies as a complement to our fruit pies, galettes, tarts and cakes.

We also have a few new things in store for our customers, including limited indoor and outdoor seating, and a selection of locally-made ice cream as a delicious accompaniment to our baked goods.

We are very excited to announce a partnership with Amigo Bob Cantisano and Adam Nuber of the Felix Gillet Institute, and this fall we will be proudly showcasing many amazing varieties of heirloom fruit that have been harvested from abandoned mining camps and homesteads in the Sierras. Read here for more information on this inspiring non-profit project.

We have a new website in development, and look forward to keeping you up to date on our progress. I can’t wait to begin baking for you again! Please feel free to reach out to me at kira@realpiecompany with any questions or comments.

Warmest regards,

Kira O’Donnell Babich
Real Pie Company


3200 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 594-9058

I miss living in the Grid. Like REALLY miss it.  Although I love living with Mr. S and the kiddos, I miss being close to the all things I like to do. These days I feel like I spend a lot of time on 50 driving into downtown for work, driving back to the 'burbs and then turning right back around to meet up with friends in Midtown.  On weekends, I find myself down there again, grabbing a drink with buddies or a bite to eat with Mr. S. Being in the 'burbs bites.  For one thing, there's more Starbucks then you can shake a stick at but hardly any good independent coffee shops.  

One of my favorite places of late to unwind is a place down near Mandy's house-  Broadway Coffee. Not quite the Grid, but just on the perimeter.  It's located on a quiet corner as you enter OP.  The building used to be pretty non-descript but recently they gave the building a little mini-makeover and it's sporting a fun mural that makes it pop from its surroundings.  The shop serves Temple coffee and has the most scrumptious desserts. My favorite is the pecan whisky tart (heated) but I've had terrific lemon bars, apple bread pudding and cookies there as well. (They get their desserts from Desserts by Vesela and also carry some vegan eats by the Sassy Oh Baking Company.)  I also love that more often than naught, I can pop in there and grab a table with no wait.  So far the place seems to be immune to the hipster infestation that seems to plague most of the neighborhood coffee houses in the Grid and it's surrounding areas. Not to rant too much about the subject, but I'm so tired of entering a coffee shop, buying a coffee and having no where to sit because people are camped out there for HOURS with their stupid laptops. I wish there was a max time limit on patrons being able to monopolize a table. I know, I know...first world problems.

Anyhow, the best part of Broadway Coffee is the staff.  Seriously! In a time where good customer service is next to impossible to find, this little cafe nails it.  No matter when I've gone in, I've found each staff member to be friendly and welcoming.  My favorite barista though is Elizabeth.  This lady has a 1000 kilowatt smile and within 2 minutes makes you feel at home. 

If you get a chance, stop in and grab a cuppa, plop down at a table and savor a little "you" time.  You won't be sorry.