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Toast

345 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
919-683-2183
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Ranked #35 of 642 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
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have been to Durham twice and have gone back to Toast - a rarity for me as I typically try new places. But Toast is excellent. Make sure to try the soups - I had a spicy lentil today and begged for the recipe. Every sandwich is spot on as well!

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virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Fresh ingredients, good flavors, neat atmosphere. Salad was lightly dressed, gazpacho was delicious. (and tuna salad, olive based rather than mayo - yum!) Worth a stop!

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
158 reviews 158 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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116 reviews 116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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