by Keith Barber

Monitoring the economic pulse of the Triad

Toshi’s Café 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 café 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 Café 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 Café 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 Café later this month. For further info on Toshi’s Café, call Toshi Yoshida at 336.297.2288.