270 E. 17th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Critics' Pick
Best Of


  • Sun, Tue-Sat 8am-5pm
  • $
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
  • Parking Lot Available
Pie-Not is an Australian restaurant in Costa Mesa that offers authentic Aussie meat pies: freshly baked, kept warm under heat lamps in a display case, and ready for takeout. There are a dozen different kinds here, each titled to make you grin. Most are variations on a ground beef-filled base-model pie called dog's eye; When peas and carrots are added, with mashed potatos sealing the top, a Dog's Eye becomes a Drover; a concoction that's eats exactly like a shepherd's pie. The Shroomin'; is a Dog's Eye with mushrooms in it. And when Cheddar and bacon bits are involved, it becomes That'll Do Pig.” But if any Aussie ex-pats have any doubt Pie-Not is actually Australian, there's this: It offers lamingtons, a confection that resembles a brownie crossed with a Hostress Sno Ball, but is simply a square of soft sponge cake that has been encased in a slightly crunchy, fudge-like shell of chocolate icing, then covered in a furry coat of desiccated coconut.

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