Yes, you read it right! It’s here—the popular cheese tart specialty bakery finally opened its door to Torontonians last month. 

Pablo is arguably the most popular cheese tart shop in Japan. The bakery started in Osaka in 2011 and has 39 outlets across Japan, with both café-style and takeout-only locations around the country. There are currently nine overseas outlets, located in South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. And now there is one in Canada, too—the chain’s new Bay and Dundas location right here in Toronto.
On the store’s first day of opening, August 18, eager fans lined up outside as early as four hours before opening, waiting to get (The store was also giving out free tarts to day of business—which might have added some fuel to the length of the queue.)

Toronto city councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam attended the opening ceremony, where she congratulated and thanked Masamitsu Sakimoto, founder and CEO of PABLO Japan, for Canadian shop. As the councillor noted, Pablo will be a great addition to the City of Toronto, especially as part of the newly established (and still growing) “Little Tokyo” strip.


Pablo’s cheese tarts come in three flavours: original, matcha and chocolate. The bakery also offers a premium cheese tart that has a caramelized top layer. To fully enjoy the experience, why not spend some time in the cosy café area inside of the shop? Customers can tea, or sample the sundaes and shaved ice on the menu. Curious patrons also may try slurping up the original cheese tart smoothie!


PABLO Canada Dundas Store
114 Dundas St. W., Toronto

 416-591-8868 |
Open daily: 10am-11pm