Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dining Out: La Tour Cafe in Honolulu


The female half of this couple's been here to La Tour Cafe a few times...the food is very good, a little pricey, but worth it.  The Wagyu burger is very good.  Normally she only eats the burger and the bottom bun, but the buns are freshly baked and very good.  The french fries are delicious and that aoili sauce they serve with it, even better.

She's also tried the turkey panini with a green salad and the chicken pesto panini...the later being the tastier one.  The only thing the chicken pesto panini could do without is the spinach, it almost overpowers the pesto.  

A friend tried the curry, she said the bread was good, the curry tasted good, but it was very soupy.  The desserts are also very good.  Macaroons in several flavors are $1.50 each - matcha green tea, chocolate, POG (Passion Orange Guava) and coconut are just some of the flavors available.  

The food is a bit pricey, but it's definitely good.  Most of the sandwiches are between $7.00 and $9.50 which includes a generous portion of fries or a small green salad.  The restaurant is relatively small, but very modern looking and only maybe 10 tables with a small bar along one of the windows to sit and eat at.  It's a order at the counter, serve your own drink and place your number on your table.  All the servers and staff are very friendly and helpful.   There's a specials screen also.  Click here to view their menu.  Click here to see yelpers photos of food from La Tour Cafe.

In addition there is a small rack with their freshly baked breads.  A case of danishes which has been almost empty by evening.  A small refrigerated section with meats and other items..and a small shelf area with other baked goods.

Be sure to go during an off hour if you plan to eat there.  Parking is free, but limited...we're wondering what the parking situation is going to be when Lowe's opens next door.

UPDATE:  4/15/11 - We tried the La Tour Salad with Chicken.  It was good, but pricey for a small salad.  We also tried the Bacon Jalapeno Cheddar Burger...same patty as the La Tour Burger (Wagyu) but this time the patty was overdone and dry.  Next time we'll be sure to ask for medium rare.  Even though the Bacon Jalapeno Cheddar Burger is only $1 extra, we still prefer the La Tour Burger.

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