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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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Gibsonville, North Carolina
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 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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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Columbus, Ohio
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Great place to stop for a bite while exploring downtown. The line to order at the counter moved very quickly, and we chose a sidewalk table to enjoy our lunch. Husband had a large salad with Carolina shrimp salad, my order included a side salad and goat cheese crostini. Both were excellent, & salads were lightly dressed and very fresh.

Thank crabbysandy
Durham, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I love their soups, and their side salad is always tasty with their good dressing. I feel like I've eaten fresh and healthy and lovingly prepared food when I go there.

Thank afreyes
Durham, North Carolina
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142 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is one of those restaurants where you enter without high expectations and receive a pretty well prepared food with an outstanding service. I highly recommend it for a casual lunch.

Thank Andres V
Columbus, Ohio
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We had just driven in off the road and were looking for something light since it was 4pm and we skipped lunch, but did not want to spoil dinner. Salad and tramezzini sandwich were perfect. Somewhat limited menu , but they do what they do well. I can understand why they are extremely crowded during lunch.

Thank otto_beatty

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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?