Pastry chain Chez Pierre French Bakery opened a fifth location in Lakeview over the weekend, bringing its popular signature French sweets and traditional Vietnamese specialities to the neighborhood.
Posts to Facebook over the weekend announced the “soft” opening on Saturday followed by official hours Sunday, showing display cases of butter croissants, Linzer tortes, pastries, and eclairs. The newest location is run by the owners’ daughter, Taylor Bui, who at 20 has grown up in the family business. Bui’s mother began operating the company in 2005, and built up locations in Metarie and Harahan from there.
The 141 W. Harrison Avenue location, formerly Pizza NOLA, is the first Chez Pierre in New Orleans proper. Here, Bui expands on the number of prepared meals offered to go and brunch dishes for weekend diners. Lakeview residents can expect made-to-order spring rolls, rice noodle dishes, banh mi, and specialty pastries like croissant doughnuts, as well as a coffee bar using Torani syrups in their coffee and espresso drinks.
The location will continue to be an outlet for king cakes, which were distributed out of Pizza NOLA during Carnival season. The pizza spot blamed a disappointing 2018 king cake season for its post-Mardi Gras closure.
Chez Pierre in Lakeview is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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