Breakfast foods with a Polish twist — that’s what Toast, a new brunch restaurant on Evansville’s West Side, promises and delivers.
Owners Kassy and Marcin Lauer combine Kassy’s love for making breakfast foods with Marcin’s Polish heritage and serve brunch-style meals and drinks from dawn to late into the evening. Toast, 1550 Mesker Park Drive, is located across from Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden in the Helfrich Hills Golf Course Clubhouse with a hilltop view of the course below.
Marcin grew up in Pabianice, Poland, and moved to the U.S. when he was 13. He lived in a Polish neighborhood in New York City and later moved to Florida where he met Kassy, an Evansville native who was on vacation.
“Marcin’s grandfather was a baker in Poland and these recipes have been handed down for generations,” says Kassy, who also owns Paparazzi Glamour & Gowns on Evansville’s East Side. The pair later relocated to Evansville where they live today.
Toast’s most popular seller is the Party-on! Pierogi Plate, which is offered in four varieties — fruit, potato and cheese, mushroom and sauerkraut, and meat. The Pierogi Plate is paired with sour cream and sold for $9.50 or offered in a side of four for $3. Also included is your choice of Polish sausage, bacon, smoked ham, or breakfast sausage, and with two eggs and home fries.
Toast is wordplay for making a toast with drinks and eating toast as well. The restaurant opened in March and Executive Chef Wess Rose says the success has been “overwhelming.” Rose previously served as the executive chef at the Evansville Country Club and Ri Ra Irish Pub. The restaurant offers a variety of breakfast platters including pancakes, omelets, biscuits and gravy, and also lunch and dinner items such as sandwiches and salads.
For more information about Toast, call 812-909-2320 or visit its Facebook page.