Way More Than Just Bread
Combine the location, service style, menu options, and casual atmosphere- you get something amazing!
July 2015 -
Elisha Neubauer - North Carolina Homes
Restaurant Report: Toast in Downtown Durham
The perfect combination of the crispy bread, tender grilled chicken, and creamy authentic mozzarella was delicious.
November 2014 - Pimchanok Chuaylua - Duke Chronicle
Durham, North Carolina's Five Points Intersection
Owners Billy and Kelli Cotter turn out inventive crostini (one is topped with shrimp and radicchio).
April 2013 - Kaitlyn Goalen - Food & Wine
It's Sammie Time - A Southern Sandwich Round Up
This joint is a sandwich Mecca. Hot or cold, open faced or smashed in a Panini maker, Toast basically has it all.
April 2013 - Kristina Held - The Local Palate
Toast in Durham
I’m not usually a big fan of sandwiches, but some places make them so well that they are a pleasure to eat. Toast, a little sandwich restaurant in downtown Durham, is one of these places.
March 29 , 2012 - Jamie Nunnelly - Tarheel Eater
Dining: Pies, Panini and Barbecue
Daily specials are driven by what Mr. Cotter finds at local
farmers markets. During my visit, those selections included
fantastic two-bite crostini topped with a creamy mix of avocado,
lemon and Grana Padano cheese, and a perfectly crisp panino with
fresh asparagus, truffled cheese and fluffy, bright yellow egg,
a colorful combination of contrasting textures.
June 24, 2011 - Ingrid K. Williams - New York Times
Best Sandwich -
2015, 2014, 2012,
Best Soups -
2012, 2011, 2010
Best Vegetarian Friendly - 2012, 2011
Best Sandwich -
Owners Billy & Kelli Cotter
Trips to Savor: The Triangle
Toast feels like the kind of restaurant we should have in Virginia-Highland
but don't: a stylish little cafe that serves fresh, creative and
quickly prepared food with panache.
October 2011 - Bill Addison - Atlanta Magazine, pg.73
a Day: Rapini and Sweet Italian Sausage Panini at Toast in Durham,
The bread was a crunchy, olive oil-glossed beauty with perfect
grill marks, and the slices of sausage were large, sweet, porky,
and studded with fennel.
August 25, 2011 - Carrie Vasios - Serious Eats
to terms with ricotta; plus, Toast's recipe
June 22, 2011 - Elizabeth Shestak, IndyWeek.com
of the Triangle 2011: Readers' Choice poll winners and finalists
June 8, 2011 - IndyWeek.com
lunch at Toast, a paninoteca that serves its Italian-style sandwiches.
July 15, 2010 - New York Magazine
and heart. That is what I witnessed at Toast Paninoteca in Durham.
February 3, 2010 - Mark Petko, Spoonfed
TOAST is More Than Just Bread >>
Next we tried
the crostinis. Each were a perfect 2 bite size, the bread tasting
like it had a good bit of garlic rubbed on each slice, and the toppings
were fresh and zesty. I could have ordered a plate full of these
crispy treats with a glass of Pinot Noir and been the happiest person
in the place. It made me want to try them all.
April 4, 2008 - RockinTheStove.com