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Toast

345 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
919-683-2183
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Ranked #27 of 634 restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar, Sandwiches
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The soups (lentil, cauliflower) were so flavorful. Enjoyed the crostini! Affordable and tasty lunch!

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Durham, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Went with another couple and everyone was happy with their selections. Casual, friendly atmosphere. Many choices, big and small. Both soups and salads were delicious. Make sure to check out specials.

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Durham, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

A small cafe with an Italian approach...high quality, locally sourced (as much as possible) ingredients. It reminds my husband and I of our favorite restaurant in Florence, a small cafe with a hand written menu. The soups are consistently amazing, full of flavor. The other night I had an onion soup gratin with an Italian twist...tomatoes. It was yummy. My... More

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Love Toast! Every time I go there they have a wonderful, unique and delicious soup that's healthy as well. The crostini are wonderful and they have a great special with 6 crostini and soup or salad for a low price. Everyone who works there is very friendly and the owner seems to love what she is doing. Highly recommend.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Very pleased with this little cafe. My daughter and I stopped for lunch and enjoyed a fantastic green salad and bowl of soup. Simple fare done right! The flavors were amazing. The service was friendly too! Will be back.

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Durham, North Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I now regret it took me so long to find this place. The food is excellent and for the quality you receive, very reasonably priced. This Italian style tapas place offers lots of fresh vegetables and high quality meats in sandwiches, salads, and the like. The specials are wonderful, I had a roasted pork loin and provolone sandwich. They also... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The manager made my pregnant wife (35 weeks, very visibly pregnant) who also has a visible knee injury (brace on the outside of her jeans) get up from her seat while waiting for me to place our order. It's my understanding this restaurant runs a high volume business with limited tables but this was absolutely absurd. When my wife asked... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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176 reviews 176 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This small place in downtown Durham in an old building services a variety of Italian Sandwiches made fresh to order. The bread in the sandwiches are really good. The owner is extremely friendly and helpful. However the atmosphere is really really bland. Also the sandwiches don[t even come with a pickle or any sort of garnishment at all which is... More

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durham, nc
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

funny thing about durham - there are always lots of new and interesting restaurants, and yet if you ask townies what their favorite place to eat is, a surprising number of them (myself included) will say toast. it is not a fancy place, or an expensive one. the modest menu consists of about 20 variations on a theme - panini,... More

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Durham NC
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87 reviews 87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Doesn't quite have the atmosphere to be a night place, but for daytime the food and the ambiance is excellent for business or for social or a lunch date.

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