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What's the deal with Toast?

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I happened to drive by this restaurant that was mobbed at around noon thirty today (Sunday); there must have been at least 35 people massed all around the place. Was there a special event going on or is this a really good place for a late Sunday breakfast?

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  1. Thats how Toast is on weekends for brunch. It's good but nothing spectacular and not quite worth the money. It is a good place for groups though.

    1. It is a game of follow the leader!
      Same thing occurs at Jinky's here in Sherman Oaks, and for similar justification - none!

      1. Brunch in the Mid-City is serious work. There's a lot of people who live nearby, all wanting brunch, but few quality options. In my opinion, if you took away the crowd, Toast would be just fine, but add in the crowd and I'd rather wait at Doughboys or BLD.

        1. Doughboy's down the street was closed. Toast is usually crazy busy, but I'd imagine that they received some patrons that were originally headed to Doughboys only to find it closed.

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          1. re: highendhats

            Absolutely - was headed to Doughboys on Saturday and was very dismayed to find it closed. Ended up at the Little Next Door which was tasty, but portions were tiny and pricey, and service was very lacking.

            Toast is not the best food, but fresh and always a crowd. They've got a killer red velvet cupcake though.

          2. I was underwhelmed by Toast. Totally agree with Emilymm...passable but not worth a special trip and not worth waiting in line for.