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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Mother Tongue, Dogs & Coffee, Pablo Mini, Shozan Room

Toronto Restaurant Openings highlights the latest food news in Toronto and gives a preview of what's coming soon. Find us here every Thursday morning.

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  • Mother Tongue, a modern Asian restaurant and cocktail bar, is now open in the Templar Hotel at 348 Adelaide Street West.
  • Dogs & Coffee, a BYOD (the D would be "dog") cafe with coffee, beer and wine for humans and other treats for dogs, has opened at 616 Queen Street West (at Markham Street).
  • Melrose on Adelaide, a cocktail bar with charcuterie and oysters, replaces the Corned Beef House at 270 Adelaide Street West (at John Street).
  • Pablo Cheese Tart has opened a Pablo Mini on the concourse level of Scotia Plaza in the Financial District, next to a new location of ELXR Juice Lab.
  • Amausaan Uji Matcha, a "fusion matcha Japanese dessert house" that originated in Kyoto, has soft opened at 480 Dundas Street West in Chinatown.
  • Recipe Food Co., offering "health conscious real food," is now open at 696 Queen Street West (between Manning and Euclid).
  • DaanGo Pastry Lab, from Masterchef Canada Season 2 finalist Christopher Siu, has opened a location at 202 Baldwin Street in Kensington Market. 
  • Tertulia, a cafe located inside a former bank building, has made its debut at 711 Queen Street East (at Broadview) in Riverside.
  • Von Bugle Brewing, a brewery from the same team behind Steam Whistle Brewing, has launched its taproom at 249 Evans Avenue in Etobicoke.
  • The Greek Spot is cooking up Greek cuisine "with a twist" at 1466 The Queensway in Etobicoke.
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  • Burgers n' Fries Forever, a halal burger chain with two locations in Ottawa, soft opens its first Toronto outpost this weekend at 182 Ossington Avenue.
  • The Shozan Room, a casual fine dining restaurant with "cutting-edge Japanese-inspired foods," will be opening this fall where Hawker Bar used to be at 164 Ossington Avenue
  • Thor Espresso Bar is opening a second location, this one at 180 John Street (north of Queen West), on October 1.
  • Restaurateur Hemant Bhagwani is keeping busy. Not only is he opening Good Karma soon, but also Goa Kitchen this fall at Bayview Village at 2901 Bayview Avenue.
  • Wood Oven Gatto Pizza has applied for a liquor license, which means it should be opening soon at 2312 Bloor Street West in Bloor West Village.
  • Chef Tsuyoshi Yoshinaga (Yasu, Shoushin, Tachi) will be opening his eponymous restaurant, Yoshinaga, soon at 88 Avenue Road in Yorkville.
  • La Diperie is opening another location, this time in the Beaches, at 2196 Queen Street East (at Balsam Avenue).
  • Kewti Cafe will be coming soon to 1380 Danforth Avenue.
  • District Oven is no more.
  • Bay Burger didn't last long. Signage on its window now says "Coming Soon - Top Fresh Market & Deli."
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Hector Vasquez at Pablo Cheese Tart

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