A popular local bread maker is back.
Christopher Sy is opening Breadshop, a craft bakery at the Finance Factors Kaimuki Center, located on the corner of 8th and Waialae avenues. An exact date has yet to be announced.
“It is my hope that Breadshop will not become a destination but an everyday occurrence; a regular joy in people’s lives and a happy part of their routine,” said Sy. “While Breadshop is modeled after the classic boulangerie, or neighborhood bakery, it will, ultimately, be an exploration of baking traditions from around the world and here at home. Our offerings will change from day to day but we will strive to ensure that every item offered is both unique and the best it can be.”
Breadshop’s initial menu will feature the naturally leavened breads, croissants and viennoiserie (French pastries) that Sy has become known for. Over time, the bakery hopes to expand its offerings to include an eclectic mix of baked goods not readily available in Hawaii.
Construction on the Finance Factors Kaimuki Center, which was purchased by Finance Factors last year, started in July 2015. Sy’s Breadshop, along with a new Finance Factors branch office, are slated to begin construction as early as this summer. Other tenants have yet to be announced.
Sy previously operated out of Café Waiola by The Curb, which was located inside University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine in Kakaako.