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Toast

345 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
919-683-2183
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Ranked #34 of 637 restaurants in Durham
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar, Sandwiches
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in to Toast for the first time this week. We are both glad we did. The soup (lentil and wild mushroom) was out of this world good. We split two different panini's: grilled chicken with roasted sweet peppers and a sausage plus cheese. The chicken was moist and flavorful. The peppers added a touch of... More

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allentown, pa
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We were almost put off by the long line, but I'm glad we waited. And the wait was shorter than I'd expected too. They seem like a well-oiled machine. We all had paninis. I had to try the sausage and broccoli rapa because I'm from near philly. Well, it was flavorful, but no Tony Lukes. My friends enjoyed the sopressata... More

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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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199 reviews 199 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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