Welcome to Toasted Coffee + Kitchen. The best breakfast joint in all of Dallas. Get breakfast all day long, any day of the week but make sure you don’t “get” toasted while you’re there…
The Restaurant & The Owner
Toasted Coffee + Kitchen opened its doors in the Lowest Greenville area of Dallas back in November of 2016. Following suit, their Fort Worth location (in Crockett Row) opened in October of 2019.
The sole proprietor of both locations is Bob Sinnott. Having worked underneath other people for 30 years in the restaurant industry, he decided to throw caution to the wind and invest in his own business. And what a great decision he made!
At 55 years old, his past experience in the restaurant industry included well-known establishments like Chili’s, On the Border, Snuffer’s, Tony Roma’s, and Taco Bueno – just to name a few! He explains how he got his start.
“After graduating with highest honors with an accounting degree from The University of Texas in Austin, I began my professional career at KPMG, where my clients primarily consisted of national restaurant and retail chains. Following KPMG, I worked in financial roles at several hospitality companies. Including Brinker International, Inc., owner of several restaurant chains, Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc., owner of name-brand hotels, and CFO of Silverleaf Resorts, Inc., a publicly traded resorts company. After leaving Silverleaf Resorts in 2011, I was CFO of three restaurant companies, including Romacorp, Inc., which owns Tony Roma’s, M∙Crowd Restaurant Group, Inc., which owns Mi Cocina and Taco Diner, and Firebird Restaurant Group, LLC, which owns El Fenix, Meso Mayo, and Snuffer’s.
I decided it was time to start my own restaurant concept. But I didn’t have an original idea. Tacos, chicken, and BBQ were seemingly done to death. Then I read an article about the west coast artisanal toast craze. After touring toast/coffee concepts in San Francisco, I knew Dallas needed to expand that idea to be a meal destination spot as we lack San Francisco’s foot traffic. So I ultimately combined multiple trending concepts. Artisanal toasts, larger coffeehouses, barista-bartenders, fresh ingredients, in-house bakery, & coworking/officing. In my mind, it’s a concept of the future … a true Starbucks/full-kitchen hybrid. We turn tables at mealtimes but the restaurant is never empty between meals. You will always see guests studying, meeting, snacking, or enjoying a beverage at any time of day or night.”
The Style & The Brew
With this bold, urban, ‘west coast’ style and mentality that Bob brought to the table (eh-hem, no pun intended), he was able to capitalize on something new, innovative, and different to the area.
Though you might be in Dallas, when you step into Toasted, you’ll think you’re in Portland. The funky imagery on the walls, the attire of staff and the industrial décor all give it a very Stumptown vibe.
And that style? Stash Design, a local design and construction firm are responsible for the layout and ambiance. They, along with the owner, decided on serving up the delicious dishes on steel plates to add to the character of the restaurant. And while Bob shares credit for the interior portion of the establishment, he boasts it was his idea to come up with the dog-friendly patio. It is a temperature-enclosed patio, and the only one of its kind in the DFW area.
And coffee? Well, that’s probably their biggest selling point. A whole menu in fact of how you can order the legal, yet addictive drug, caffeine is what runs things around here.
That’s not to say that there isn’t anything on the menu that will tickle your fancy aside from the standard morning brew. In fact, you’ll probably be angry that you get full halfway through your meal, because you’ll want to try so much more!
First, let’s start with the names of the dishes. They’re hilarious and quite clever. Take for example their ‘Hasher in the Rye’, or ‘Omlete it Be’. However, the funniest sounding dish I tried was the ‘Steakin’ Me Creggsy’.
Pretty much everything on the menu is creative in terms of name. But taste – oh my gosh. Well, you’ll just have to watch the video I created for you to find out just how amazing and delicious every single item I tried actually was.
Don’t leave the restaurant without trying their Chilaquiles Amigos! Possibly the best thing they have on offer (which is a difficult decision to make, as it was all the best food I’d had in long time). The dish is a combination of scrambled eggs with assorted cheeses, mixed peppers, onions, tortillas, and green cilantro sauce with a side of black beans. Ugh. Even thinking about it makes me hungry.
Their brownie was not only spectacularly huge, but it was spectacularly delicious. The French Toast was some of the best I think I’ve had in my entire life, and the salmon lox on cream cheese was out of this world flavorful.
Their specialty of the house? ‘All I Avo Wanted’. Sliced avocados, jammy soft-boiled egg, pickled watermelon radish, alfalfa sprouts, ginger chili oil, black salt & pepper on 9 grain toast. Wow. That’s a mouth full. Both reading the description and eating it! Their most popular dish though is their ‘ Don’t Get Salty’ item. Again, an avocado toast, but a very different creation. I myself highly enjoyed this one. And their best-selling breakfast/brunch entrée is their ‘All-Day B.A.E.’ This dish consists of bacon and two eggs with queso fresco, avocado slices, and black bean spread over toasted rye, served with fruit.
To see their food menu, make sure to click here: www.toasted.coffee
It’s not just the coffee that they have available when it comes to liquids. They also have smoothies, juices, cocktails…and coffee cocktails. What now? Yes, that’s right. Coffee cocktails. For example, you might want to try one of their most popular drinks, which is the Cowboy Coffee. How do they make it? 2 oz. whiskey, 2 oz cold brew coffee, 1.5 pumps of syrup flavor of your choice, and some ice. Wow. An upper for the morning and a downer for the evening. Who says you can’t have your two favorite things (coffee and alcohol) at once? Perhaps this is the reason for their hashtag on Instagram being #gettoasted…
And those smoothies? Wowzer. Definitely try their strawberry and banana concotion which was my absolute favorite! That’ll keep your tummy happy for hours!
The Clientele & You
Toasted is happy to welcome visitors from far and wide, but do have a lot of regulars at their Dallas location as of right now. And who wouldn’t want to go to Toasted regularly? With the kind of incredible food they have, and the low prices they offer, it would be silly not to go often.
It would also be extremely foolish not to stop in to Toasted the next time you are in the greater DFW area. Near downtown, the restaurant offers the best breakfast/brunch menu items you will find in the area. So make sure to stop in as soon as you can to Toasted to get some of the tastiest treats you can find in Dallas. And when you do, make sure to let them know that Lisa sent you!