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Amy Russo, Founder & Adam Torine, Partner in front of Toast in Asbury Park.

When Toast first opened the doors of its Montclair, NJ location in May of 2007, the mantra was simple: “Peace, Love & Pancakes.” While Toast has since expanded — opening locations in Downtown Asbury Park, Red Bank and Cranford — the restaurant’s foundation remains the same. Toast’s mantra isn’t just a cute catch phrase that looks good on t-shirts. Those three words are the (not-so-secret) ingredients that make every dining experience at Toast stand out.

Toast’s vibrant, affable staff members greet every customer with a smile. Amy Russo, Toast’s founder, can often be found weaving between tables and laughing with customers. With bright and campy decor covering the walls and tables, Toast provides a peaceful and homey environment, making it the perfect spot for family outings, business meetings and private events.

In 2022, Amy Russo and Adam Torine joined forces with plans to grow Toast and further establish itself as a community hub throughout towns across New Jersey and spread the superior hospitality and delicious food that Toast is known for. With such a diverse offering of food and drinks, Toast has something for everyone which makes it the perfect place to gather with family and friends.