Scenes From Dinner: Toasty’s Grilled Cheese & Salad Bar

Toasty’s Grilled Cheese & Salad Bar Serves Great Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Salads in Downtown Windsor

Toasty's Grilled Cheese Sandwich (photo by Christina Coletti, Scenes From Dinner).Do you like grilled cheese? Then THIS is the place for you! Located at 357 Ouellette Ave, across the street from The Windsor Star’s headquarters and News Café, is the delicious, speciality Toasty’s Grilled Cheese & Salad Bar. This fabulous place provides gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches in a trendy, clean, comfortable and casual environment. Toasty’s offers you something so simple, but transforms it into countless mouth-watering options. There is certainly something for everyone as it features many inventive choices on the menu.

Toasty’s opened two years ago by the same owner as Frenchy’s Poutinery. Stephanie Clark, a former employee of Frenchy’s and her sister Vanessa Clark purchased the business and became owners earlier this year. “I already knew the customer base. I thought of the potential of this place immediately, and what I could do with it. The options are limitless here” Stephanie explains. “This is a very unique spot for Windsor!” Paintings part of the decor inside Toasty'sThe interior is very trendy. Two unique features are the many different forms of “toasters” behind the salad bar and the colourful pictures with wording saying things like “Hey You, Smile!” which captivates the eye.

As the word gets out about Toasty’s, the Clark sisters are finding themselves becoming more and more busy. “I wouldn’t trade this for anything. A lot of people walk in and they are surprised by what’s in here. There is definitely that wow factor!” Stephanie explains. “Everyone walks in and is overwhelmed by the amount of options and choices we have.”

Old Fashion ToastersToasty’s includes lots of selections that cater to everyone. The menu favourites posted on the wall, stay the same, however, once a month, a popular feature called The Mystery Melt, Stephanie says, is the biggest contribution to Toasty’s as the different flavour options change each month.

Toasty’s offers not only an exclusive grilled cheese experience but also salads, soups and combo options at very reasonable prices. The most popular feature is The Cuban, which you don’t see offered at any other establishments in Windsor. The Cuban is made of ham, pulled pork, Swiss, provolone, pickles and mustard. Another top customer favourite is The Chicken Parm with chicken, croutons, mozzarella, parmesan and excellent marinara sauce. When you order, they deliver it right to the table!

Caesar SaladNot only can you order grilled cheese, but Toasty’s has a huge salad bar and the option of different choices of soups. “Customers love the Build Your Own salad option that we offer. People even love when I build their salad!” says Stephanie. The most requested salad she says is the Santa Fe which sells in regular and large options. It is a Mexican style salad with black beans, corn, onions, salsa, corn chips, and olives, drizzled with BBQ Ranch dressing. The popular Toasty’s Caesar salad is also common to order as well.

From families to students from The University of Windsor and St. Clair College, people are enjoying the great customer service at Toasty’s from the owners, Stephanie and Vanessa. Stephanie says, as soon as someone new walks in, she is quick to recommend the top options featured. “When it comes to restaurants that cater to one cuisine, the specialty restaurants need more traffics in order to survive. You need to make this an experience for customers. Not just a hello/goodbye. We are very customer based.”

Toasty's Grilled Cheese & Salad Bar outdoor sign.

It is highly recommended you check out this great addition to downtown Windsor. It is a truly wonderful and unique dining experience in Windsor. Toasty’s is open Monday to Thursday 11-7, Friday 11-9 and Saturday 12-9. For more information about Toasty’s Grilled Cheese & Salad Bar you can follow them on Facebook or Instagram.