It was fascinating to hear his insightful stories, moments of pride and tales of how La Tour came to be and the inspiring message of what it mean to chase your dreams.
The facility was originally the old Weyerhaeuser warehouse along Nimitz Highway and had been remodeled and renovated to make way for the new bakehouse and other retail shops, restaurants and store fronts. The expansion into this 80,000 square-foot location meant more room to create artisan baked goods, organic breads, fresh croissants, cookies and other goodies. Since it's inception, La Tour Cafe has become synonymous with macarons. And it's interesting to note, they make 6,000-8,000 macaron shells everyday and sandwich them by hand. With 5 La Tour Cafes on Oahu, and about a dozen Ba-Le's remaining, business continues to boom. Lam's son says they also have plans to expand to the mainland as their speciality furikake honey puffs and other treats have become popular they need to work on supply and demand.
It was a treat to meet with the team, tour the facility and also enjoy lunch in the cafe afterward. La Tour is a great spot for delicious, healthy and generous meals at affordable prices. When in the area stop by for some macarons, artisan breads or the delightfully delicious palmier cookies.
FLAGSHIP – IWILEI La Tour Plaza
888 N Nimitz Hwy #101
Honolulu, HI 96817
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