Hanami time in Toronto is coming to a close for another year as the trees start to shed their pretty petals.
If you haven’t got your fill of sakura season just yet, you can still get a taste at cafes, bakeries, and even breweries in Toronto.
Here’s where to find the sweetest sakura treats in Toronto.
No bake cheesecakes come in a subtle sakura flavour at two HCafe locations from this famous Japanese dessert maker. Whole cakes are available to share, meanwhile, you’ll also find individual sized cups you can consume by yourself.
Address: 158 Main Street Unionville, Unionville
Address: 4750 Yonge Street, Unit 119, North York
Delicate crepe cakes are the specialty from this patisserie and creamery. Staples in the store include matcha and rainbow cakes, while a rosy sakura scented cake makes an appearance for a limited time only in the spring.
Address: 8321 Kennedy Road, Markham
Address: 12 Oxley Street, Unit 101, Toronto
Address: 161 Baldwin Street, Unit 6, Toronto
In Toronto’s Little Tokyo, this cafe serves up seductive matcha soft serve sundaes dressed up with chestnuts, red bean paste, black honey, rice cakes, and salted sakura cookies. No need to rush, this menu item is available year-round.
Address: 147 Dundas Street West, Toronto
The Kensington Market bakery and cafe deals in French treats with a Japanese twist. Among the selection in store, find flavours like matcha, yuzu, berry, black sesame, kurosato, red velvet, and of course, sakura.
Address: 160 Baldwin Street, Unit 4, Toronto
The Japanese restaurant on Carlton celebrates cherry blossom season by decorating the restaurant with blooms. The festivities are on until the first week of May along with a menu including this special sakura mochi.
Address: 193 Carlton Street, Toronto
This local brew is available at the LCBO and offered at select bars and restaurants in Toronto. The springtime lager dubbed ‘Under the Sakura’ is a product born out of a partnership with a Niagara cherry farmer. It boasts subtle hints of cherry aroma and flavour.