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345 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
+1 919-683-2183
Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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120 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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193 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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229 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Chris K
Durham, North Carolina
1 review
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank DYHGarden
Durham, North Carolina
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

When we bike downtown, we often stop for a great sandwich. Everything we get there is great. The soups, the salads the crusinies. And the salad dressing is AWESOME. An Italian, but so light and good. Great place.

Thank Fivedanes
Durham, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is such a neat place for lunch....soup and crostini wonderful, savory. Crowded for lunch, seating outside is perfect on a fall day.

Thank Linda C
Massena, New York
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent panini's and salad. Fills you up and doesn't leave you feeling like you over ate. It was perfect.

Thank Sean L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Italian, American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?