Uncle Tetsu expands to second location

Japanese cheesecake shop adding a matcha cafe next door

The lineups started outside Uncle Tetsu in March, when the Japanese cheesecake shop first landed in Toronto, and haven’t gone away since. (So in-demand are the custard-like desserts, manufactured in small batches of 12 at a time, that the line even had its own Twitter account until recently.)

Now, the company is set to open a second location – but the lines outside the Bay and Dundas bakery just might end up growing instead of shrinking. That’s because the new shop – dubbed Uncle Tetsu Japanese Matcha Cafe – will be right next door, at 596 Bay St.

According to company reps, the new shop will be focusing on matcha-based desserts, a nod to Tetsu’s wife’s experience hosting traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. Tetsu’s other staple dessert, madeleines, will be available in matcha and red bean versions alongside green tea soft-serve and shaved ice. 

Uncle Tetsu’s matcha cafe opens its doors next Monday, June 22 at noon.

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