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Tokyo Smoke – Cultured coffee

Tokyo Smoke is a cool west-end coffee shop and “general store” on Adelaide Street at Strachan, an easy walk a couple of blocks south of the more-frequented Queen Street and Trinity Bellwoods Park. 

I first noticed Tokyo Smoke on a bike ride to work, as Adelaide is a major route for cyclists into the downtown core, and kept reminding myself to check it out. It’s in a modified shipping container inside the loading dock of a former tobacco factory (believe it or not), retrofitted into an edgy yet welcoming space on a quiet residential street.

It’s a neat spot. Their coffee is good, and their front seating area is perfect for taking in some sun, away from the noise of the main drag. The small interior has a definite artsy, industrial vibe, with details such as exposed brick and pipes, concrete floors with painted chevrons and a screen projecting film clips. It sells various interesting knick-knacks for your home and beyond (let’s call them “lifestyle” products).

There are three other locations now – in Little Portugal at 874 College St, in Riverside on 100 Broadview Ave, and another on Queen West at 668 Queen St West.

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Details about this spot



850b Adelaide St W, Toronto

Telephone number


Opening Times

07:00 - 19:00 daily


12oz coffee: C$ 2


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)