Toast Montclair: North Jersey’s Pancake Mecca

By Sarah Emily Gilbert 

Celebrate Pancake Week at one of Jersey’s Premiere Breakfast Places

Breakfast, lunch, and brunch hotspot toast doesn’t mess around when it comes to pancakes. While this comfy restaurant has been recognized for its French toast, eggs, salads, and wraps, toast’s pancakes really draw the crowds. It’s not uncommon to see people eagerly waiting for a seat at 700 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, or toast’s second location at 516 Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park, for a chance to indulge in some morning (or early afternoon) flapjacks. Toast offers unique pancake options like Bacon Buttermilk, Carrot Cake, and Red Velvet, but it’s owner Amy Russo’s devotion to the food that really sets them apart. After all, Russo’s personal mantra is “Peace, Love, Pancakes.”

“I try to make every pancake taste the way my father’s did,” explains Russo. He’s been using the recipe for 20 plus years before I took it over.  His pancakes made me happy then and they still do now. My family recipes, great ingredients, and actually caring about making a delicious pancake does the trick. Loving what you do in this business is so important, and at toast, we love to make delicious pancakes and everything else you see on our menu.”…