Toast and Jam
7311 Mallard Lane
Sam Cappas has fond memories of the big, hearty and tasty breakfasts his grandmother used to make. He lovingly refers to his Toast and Jam restaurant as “Grandma’s Kitchen” and tries to emulate her cooking at his establishment. “At the restaurant I try to do things I learned from her, including serving high quality food,” he said. “We try to do as much homemade as we can.”
Toast and Jam serves many unique and popular homemade items; especially the ones that cross over from breakfast to lunch. A customer favorite is The Farmhouse, which includes a half order of biscuits and gravy, two eggs, two sausages, two strips of bacon and a side of toast or pancakes.
Though technically the owner of Toast and Jam, Cappas said he doesn’t have employees. Rather, he explained, “we’re all a team here” and that outstanding team works to make sure customers have a positive experience.
Toast and Jam is open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and weekends from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., with breakfast available all day. “If someone walks in at 2:59 p.m. and wants bacon and eggs, they’ll get bacon and eggs, even though we technically close at 3,” said Cappas. “We’ll stay open for that customer. Without our customers, we wouldn’t be here.”
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