Apple pie at Tootie Pie Co. - available in time for Christmas at the Preston/Royal location. (Courtesy photo)

Remember way back in in early April when we reported that Tootie Pie Co. was opening one of its Gourmet Cafes at Preston and Royal? I almost forgot about the place until I drove by over the weekend, and to my surprise, the store didn’t look open.

The folks at the corporate office tell me that the full cafe won’t be up and running until January, but you can still order pies and pick them up at that location – even this week in time for Christmas.

The holiday hours are: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 21-23 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 24. It is closed at all other times.

Tootie Pie is famous for its flaky crusts and fresh fruit fillings. Flavors include apple, buttermilk, coconut, pecan, chocolate and berry, just to name a few. The cafe will feature coffee and tea, bagels, pastries, sandwiches, salads and soups, including its signature red pepper and smoked Gouda.

The new Preston Hollow location is at the southwest corner of Preston and Royal.

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