Look at that gorgeous presentation. Isn’t that the most delicious looking meal you’ve ever seen?! That’s a grilled ham and cheese sandwich on french toast from Toast restaurant in Noe Valley (http://www.toasteatery.com. 24th and Noe St.).
My husband and I went to Toast last week and had the most amazing breakfast for dinner (some call “brinner”). My “monte cristo” sandwich, shown above, was glorious. The combination of sweet and salty is one of the reasons I get up in the morning. The french toast was so fluffy. And the curly fries dipped in syrup made me question a lifetime of fry-condiment choices.
My husband got the hot link omelette. He said it was everything he hoped it would be! Hot link sausage, bell peppers, and onions in an omelette. He of course, topped it with hot sauce.
Toast is very modern and hip, but still preserves all the best features of a diner: retro barstools, open kitchen for viewing the sweet griddle magic, and a glass display case full of desserts.
I am a huge huge fan of “brinner”. At night, this place is relaxed, and the prices at Toast are very reasonable. It could totally be a new weekly tradition. I hear it’s hopping in the morning, and it’s a great place to meet a friend for breakfast. Plus the coffee is much better than the diner coffee you’re used to. Maybe someday my schedule will allow for morning leisure and breakfast dates.