Toast Montclair: North Jersey’s Pancake Mecca


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

By Sarah Emily Gilbert 

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.”

What’s the breakfast connoisseur’s current pick of pancake? “I think my carrot cake pancake is the tastiest pancake on earth!,” Russo proudly declares, “but I love the plain buttermilk too.”

Urban Agenda Magazine celebrates “Pancake Week” by featuring some of the decadent pancakes toast has to offer. We also highly recommend blasting Jack Johnson’s "Banana Pancakes" and indulging in some buttery, syrupy goodness from this New Jersey breakfast mecca immediately after reading this article.

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St Patty's Monclair Toast

Red Velvet Pancake

Red Velvet Monclair Toast

Carrot Cake Pancakes


Carrot Cake

Chocolate Chip Pancakes


Choc Chip

Buttermilk Pancakes Topped with Strawberries


Buttermilk w Strawberries