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Toshi’s CafÃ© set to open later this month
Toshi Yoshida said his latest venture, Toshi’s Cafe, will hold its grand opening sometime later this month. Yoshida, the former owner of Coffee & Roses, relocated his cafÃ© from its 5829 High Point Road location to the Adams Farm Shopping Center after the NC Department of Transportation told him he would have to find a new place by the end of 2010 to make way for the four-lane expansion of High Point Road. “At first, I was looking for something not in this area, but lots of loyal customers asked me to stay,” Yoshida said. “Luckily I found this place.” Toshi’s CafÃ© is a stone’s throw from the old Coffee & Roses location, sandwiched between Hungry Howie’s and Harris Teeter at Adams Farm Shopping Center. It will feature Yoshida’s signature made-to-order coffee drinks and smoothies as well as sandwiches and sushi. Yoshida, who is a native of Japan, has more than 10 years experience as a sushi chef and trained local chef Jason Grice. The menu at Toshi’s CafÃ© will feature fresh sushi prepared by Grice as well as sub sandwiches prepared by Katie Denny. Coffee & Roses enjoyed a successful run the past six years due in large part to friendly customer service, a welcome atmosphere and high-quality, fresh-brewed coffee. Yoshida said his clientele is composed mostly of Sedgefield, Adams Farm and Jamestown residents, as well as a contingent of Guilford Tech students. He doesn’t expect any of that to change when he opens the doors of Toshi’s CafÃ© later this month. For further info on Toshi’s CafÃ©, call Toshi Yoshida at 336.297.2288.