Son Of A Toast To Open Next Week In San Diego's North Park

March 23, 2019

The founding chef behind San Diego's Grater Grilled Cheese chain of eateries has branched off to open Son Of A Toast, a fast-casual restaurant with a menu centered around an eclectic array of sweet and savory toasts complimented by a variety of cold brew coffee drinks.

Everyone knows about the avocado variety, but Chef Gaston Corbala wants to expand the canvas that is toast. After selling his share of the grilled cheese chain that he help found, Grater Grilled Cheese, Gaston has set his eyes on the toast game and other projects, including the future launch of a French toast cafe and an Italian/Mexican fusion restaurant.

Son of a Toast will offer a menu centered around open-face sandwiches made with Sadie Rose bread. Signature options include the Venetian with ricotta cheese, tomato, basil and cipoline balsamic; the Bourdain with creme fraiche, smoked salmon, onion, capers and dill; and the Donkey Kong with peanut butter, sliced banana, crumbled granola and sweet syrup. The toasts will range in price between $7-10. The eatery also hopes to do a monthly toast collaboration with local chefs. Son of a Toast will also have an array of pastries and donuts, as well as coffee drinks and cold brew mocktails that will be made in partnership with bartender supply store Collins & Coupe.

Son of a Toast will soft open at 3066 University Avenue in North Park sometime next week with a grand opening scheduled for April 1. For more information, visit and check out the menu below.