Thursday, March 5, 2009

Toast Cafe (Huntersville)

There's not much in downtown Huntersville. There's a police station. City Hall. Mama Mia Too(already reviewed). And if it weren't for Toast, there would be even less of a reason to go there.

When walking into toast, you feel as if you've just entered somebody's home. That's just not because it's in a former house -- from the decor to the friendly service, this place doesn't feel like a restaurant. And that's a good thing.

After seating ourselves, my friend and I looked over the menu. Since I was in the mood for a sandwich and because it was cold outside, I looked at the "melts" section. Eventually I decided on the Roast Beef Melt with Cheddar on Sourdough. I substituted coleslaw for the standard potato chips.

The food was brought to our table quickly. My sandwich was nice and hot. The cheddar was melted, and the roast beef was so hot it was almost steaming. In addition, the sourdough was grilled with butter, making the outside of the bread crispy and golden brown.

This sandwich was very tasty, and just what I needed during this cold weather. Also, the coleslaw was a good substitution for the chips. The cabbage was still crunchy, and there was a good combination of vegetables and sauce. Not too much, not too little. It was just right.

Toast also has another restaurant in Davidson, NC. I had a chili dog there that underwhelmed me. However, that was before I started this blog. And it was in another physical location, so I won't allow that experience to influence the ratings below.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Total: 12/15
Price:$ (Most entrees under $10)

Restaurant Info:
Toast Cafe
100 Huntersville Concord Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078


  1. Nice review, and blog. I'd recommend you also check out Lupie's some time in the future. It's right next door to Toast.

  2. Thanks for the compliment. I keep on meaning to stop by Lupie's but keep forgetting. Thanks for the reminder -- I'll get it on my list.

  3. Have been 2 times for weekend brunch. I love the outdoor area. Very nice peaceful and shaded. The food is ok. My husband usally gets the BLT which the first time was great the second time just ok. I have had the tuna salad on lettuce. Not much taste. I have also had an omlette which tasted like typical diner fare. Not much creativity here. But I go back as I like the atmosphere and not may other choices.