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345 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
+1 919-683-2183
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Raleigh, NC
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a great meal at Toast recently. They market themselves as an authentic Italian sandwich shop and I think they are spot on with that. Both of the panini's we ordered were really tasty as was my wife's side salad and my bowl of soup. Her salad was very simple but all the ingredients were so... More 

Thank slc3271
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never a bad meal at Toast. All of the servers work together so you're never stuck looking for the one that took your order!

Thank Pam O
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get the tomato, mozzarella panini without the prosciutto and add their homemade pesto dressing! Their soups are amazing, the crostinis are amazing - great options to pair them with the side salad.

Thank Sarah B
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107 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I've been a long time customer that hadn't visited in awhile. It remains as good as ever. The best soup in town matched by an array of wonderful and unique Italian sandwiches. I've never had a bad meal here and the price is awesome when considering the quality.

Thank Jamfam18
Raleigh, North Carolina
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194 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Oh man was the beet soup awesome. So good in fact we ate lunch and dinner there the same day. The crostini's are also good try the tomato, mozzarella and basil or the garlic mushroom. The spicy tuna sandwich is also very good. Really, I couldn't complain about anything we ate. The atmosphere is eclectic, good location easy to walk... More 

Thank Tammir
Belle Mead, NJ
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Went to Toast for lunch. I had the onion soup and side salad. I LOVED the soup. Onion soup with a tomato broth, croutons and provolone cheese. Delicious. I had a second bowl. Salad was fresh and the dressing was just enough to coat the greens. Not like some restaurants that the greens swim in the dressing.

Thank Linda W
New York City, New York
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217 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We stopped in here for a quick lunch (we were toting a baby) and were pleasantly suprised. I had the pannini with four cheeses - it was toasted perfectly, full of flavor! My husband had the tuna and he really liked it too. As others have mentioned, the space is long and narrow and the tables are relatively small, just... More 

Thank DAPJr112
Gibsonville, North Carolina
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Toast is a sandwich concept restaurant at five points in a revived section of downtown Durham. They serve several types of Italian sandwiches, panini, tramezzini, bruschetta , and crostini. The ingredients are fresh from the farm and they use imported Italian cheeses. They also offer home made soups and desserts. We had the pan proscuitto, mozzarella and toasted tomato panini... More 

Thank Chris K
Durham, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I don't get why this place has glowing reviews. My husband and I came here for lunch and both ordered paninis. I got the kale, pickled pepper, and cheese panini. True to their name, this cafe uses toast instead of bread for their paninis. The toast was so dry and crunchy and lacked any flavor. The pickled peppers overwhelmed the... More 

Thank walkasp
Durham, North Carolina
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I stopped in Toast for the first time. For my lunch, I bought the $10.00 special with my choice of three crostini (two pieces each) and soup. I selected the butternut squash soup of the day, along with two crostini of the day (duck confit with Brussels sprouts and fontina; homemade lemon ricotta with balsamic roasted squash) and a crostini... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Italian, American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-683-2183

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?