Toast Coffee and Kitchen settles into new farmhouse-style space in Port Jefferson Station


After 20 years in Port Jefferson Village, the original Toast Coffeehouse has a new home and new name, Toast Coffee and Kitchen.

Terry Scarlatos, who owns four Toast Coffeehouses across Long Island, moved the original Toast at 242 E. Main St. to 650 Route 112 in Port Jefferson Station.

The new spot’s grand opening is Wednesday, Aug. 17.

Formerly Mr. P’s Southern Skillet, the space has been completely transformed into a vintage, farmhouse-themed breakfast and lunch spot.

“This location I really wanted to make into a big landmark for us. This is where we got our start — in Port Jefferson,” Scarlatos said. “With the size of Bay Shore and Patchogue, I felt like Port Jeff needed to spread its wings a little bit.”

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Friends and family got a taste of Toast Coffeehouse’s new digs at a soft opening today, Tuesday.

Exposed wood, half windmills, steel doors and vintage signage adorn the entire interior — a vibe that Scarlatos described as “the Smokey mountains.”

The new space is also larger than their original spot — with room for 118 seats — and offers more flexibility, Scarlatos said.

As far as the food goes, the menu will remain consistent with the Toast brand, with a few special additions for the restaurant’s 20th anniversary.

“[We brought back] things we had taken off the old menu over the years,” Scarlatos said. “Some of the old favorites.”

This includes the Down Port omelet, Domingo burrito, raspberry cheesecake pancakes and the Samoa latté.

Looking both west and east for his next Toast locations, Scarlatos wants to run nine Toast Coffeehouses in the next five to seven years, he said. In addition to the Toast in Port Jefferson, he owns Toasts in Patchogue and Bay Shore, along with a Toast Coffeehouse Express Café in Bohemia.

“I couldn’t be more excited about what’s to come,” the owner added.

Scroll down to view photos for a sneak peek at the new Toast Coffeehouse in Port Jefferson Station, officially open tomorrow. Click on the numbered boxes to see all of the photos.

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