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345 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 683-2183
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Photo of John Lawler John Lawler
Nov 10, 2023 5

Super delicious panini sandwich shop which a lovely outdoor seating area in the middle of downtown Durham. Good, quick service even during lunch time rush. Great selections of paninis. Staff were super nice. Loved the pesto chicken panini. Solid crunch on the bread without being over-toasted. Toast toasts to perfection.

Photo of Mark Ingalls Mark Ingalls
Oct 25, 2023 5

Kelli and Billy have been operating Toast for 16 years!!! That should tell you enough. Sandwiches & soups are seasonal so you can always find something new. Great for a lunch meeting or consider them for an office order......it will not disappoint!!! This is a no brainer for a lunch stop in downtown Durham.

Photo of Paul Ayers Paul Ayers
Oct 6, 2023 5

Good experience in from out of town and for lunch had the the panini: grilled chicken, roasted peppers, mozzarella, salsa verde along with butternut squash soup. I enjoyed sitting outside and weather was great. A spot I would recommend for lunch and would eat again when in area

Photo of Carol Young Carol Young
Sep 23, 2023 5

Great soups. Lots of Sandwich options. Wine by the glass as well as beer. It was Counter pay the day I went as they were busy. Food service was quick though and e we could order addition items from inside the restaurant. Great soup and salad options. There is outdoor seating. The day we went was on a town fair. So the restaurant was busy but I am told that’s always the case. Staff friendly but no table service we ordered and paid before entering the restaurant. Large portions beer and wine available.

Photo of Joshua Chory Joshua Chory
Aug 4, 2023 5

Overall an outstanding little lunch spot. The sandwhich and salad I had was simple (not a whole lot of different ingredients), but still loaded with flavor. The food quality was phenomenal and the price was fair for what you get. The interior gave me some strong Europe vibes in a really fun way. Also the olives are *chef's kiss* and we will definitely be back

Photo of Sarah Mansell Sarah Mansell
Aug 3, 2023 4

I have seen Toast many of times but didn’t realize they offered a soup/salad/sandwich type of menu until recently. I ordered delivery during peak lunch hours. I had the herb pesto with chicken, a side salad and the brown butter cookies. When my food arrived, surprisingly was still warm. Speaks to the freshness! I appreciated the flavor of the sandwich, found it well balanced. I liked that the salad was not iceberg. Dressing tasted homemade. My only criticism is the cookies: the texture felt stale so they were very underwhelming. Overall I found the food to be yummy and a fair price. Recommended, and would eat here again.

Photo of Tamara Johnson Tamara Johnson
Jul 18, 2023 4

Very tasty soups and sandwiches. Just the right amount of spices make everything flavorfully but not overwhelming Excellent bread. Very good service. Will go back!

Photo of Andrea Haak Andrea Haak
Jun 19, 2023 5

This place is quite delicious! My company and I were pleasantly surprised at the simplicity yet deliciousness of the food. I can’t wait to return to get another crostini combo (hopefully they have the potato soup again) with more crostinis!! My mother had the pancetta sandwich, she loved it. I had the soppressata panini and my husband had the meatball one. We were all quite content! The service was also very impressive considering payment is made once ordered; we were very appreciative of their attention to detail. Definitely going back.

Photo of Heather House Heather House
May 7, 2023 4

Toast has been on my list a very long time. I live in the county and it's harder to get in town during open hours. The perfect opportunity arose to have lunch before taking mom to see Chucago at DPAC. We got the special Crostini with goat cheese and a raspberry jam.. delicious and perfect combo. Mom got a chicken salad sandwich. The chicken salad was fabulous! It is hard to find a chunky version, but theirs has big chunks of chicken with the right amount of mayo. It was not a skimpy serving on the sandwich either which I liked. I got the rapini - sweet Italian sausage, roasted garlic, asiago fresca. Delicious and just the right size and flavors. Mom doesn't really care for sausage and even liked it. It was very busy, but the staff took good care of us as they rushed around to get everyone. I love they have both inside seating and outside. Great place for soup, sandwich or a salad. Give it a try!

Photo of food_from_the_usa food_from_the_usa
Apr 26, 2023 4

A great little cute lunch place. In town for work with a colleague and we stopped here. Staff very friendly. Ordered a chicken sandwich which was served on fresh toasted bread with a side salad. All very good. @Food_from_the_usa

Photo of Kestra James Kestra James
Apr 10, 2023 5

Truly one of downtown durham's best restaurants. The food is amazing, perfectly balanced and healthy! Also in a great location right off main street! The owner is frequently there working so say hi to her, she's super friendly! I bring all my friends and family here when I can. Only downside is they close pretty early. I just found out they have bottles of Italian wine you can purchase for your table for like $15! Highly reccomend this place.