Fodor's Expert Review Pie-O-Neer Cafe
"Life goes on and days go by. That's why you should stop for pie." Such is the motto of one of New Mexico's memorable roadside stops. In this one-time trading post, owner Kathy Knapp serves light meals (grilled cheese spiked with green chile, vegetarian soup, spinach quesadillas) from late morning through midafternoon, but pie is her stock in trade. She bakes at least 12 varieties daily—she's nimble with whatever's in season (fresh-picked plums are a special treat), and most days you can count on oven-fresh apple, cherry, chocolate cream, lemon meringue, and banana cream. On some Sunday afternoons folks dawdle on the porch, and there might be live music; a small art gallery completes the scene. The little log-cabin guesthouse just up the road is Pie-O-Neer-owned; ask about rates.
Pie Town, New Mexico 87827, USA