Japanese-style desserts are the hottest thing since cronuts, with locals and visitors alike lining up for steamed cheesecakes, matcha soft serve… and so much more! Want to indulge your sweet tooth in Toronto-meets-Tokyo style? Here are 5 spots we’re sweet on.

Millie Patisserie & Creamery

The sister shop to Millie Creperie in nearby Kensington Market, the Entertainment District’s Millie Patisserie & Creamery focuses on French-inspired Japanese desserts. Translation? Exquisite yuzu cheesecake tarts, matcha-azuki cheesecake and Millie Crepes cake.

Neo Coffee Bar

For Japanese roll cake, stroll over to Old Town’s Neo Coffee Bar (161 Frederick Street, Unit 100), which specializes in this spongy dessert. Matcha & Aduki is offered year-round, while local fruit makes seasonal appearances, such as in Ichigo Daifuku (which balances the flavours of strawberries, red beans and gyuhi rice cake).

Bakery Nakamura

Established 24 years ago in Markham’s J-Town complex, Bakery Nakamura bakes everything on the premises, turning out delicate choux aux crème, creamy black sesame tofu cheesecake and azuki doughnuts.

Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake

In the heart of downtown Toronto, Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake serves up melt-in-your-mouth fluffy cheesecake (its matcha counterpart, which incorporates green tea powder and red beans, is available next door at Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Matcha Café). It’s what gets gourmands salivating.