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The Friendly Toast

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1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1578
+1 617-621-1200
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our "go to" restaurant whenever we are in the Kendall Square area. The restaurant is a total throwback in time with a variety of funky decor that includes objects from old advertising campaigns yet it has fabulously current music playing (sometimes just a tad too loud if you are near a speaker). The staff is a diverse team... More 

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Thank MrsSunsh1ne
Seattle, Washington
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A friend and I had a fabulous breakfast at the funky but oh-so-good Friendly Toast. The inside space is lots of fun; there's outdoor seating as well. I had the Ole Miss: cayenne-cheddar toast topped with sausage (real or veg.), mashed chipotle sweet potatoes, two scrambled eggs & mango sour cream, served with home fries. Fantastic! It wasn't crowded when... More 

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Thank nancy r
Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent brunch spot off the beaten path. Waited a while but relaxed vibe that made it easy to be patient. Food was great - lots of items from which to choose.

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Thank OurFamilyof3inFL
Marietta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place! Very retro. Food was okay. Got the tomato soup with grilled cheese. Soup could have used a little more seasoning and sandwich needed a little more cheese but I would go back again. The waffles and pancakes looks amazing.

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Thank Susan B
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate here based off reviews while looking for a brunch place and this restaurant doesn't disappoint. They had one of the most flavorful cheesy grits Ive ever had, it had Parmesan as well as aged white cheddar from what my taste buds pulled out and was made extremely well. All the portions are extremely well sized, but being the... More 

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Thank Nick B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Came in at 8am Sunday morning so no wait. Ordered chicken and waffles and the gravy that came with it was delicious!!! Husband ordered an egg benedict and he loved it as well especially the ham that went with it!

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Thank Kimberly S
Nashville, TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We enjoyed our experience here! We had read reviews beforehand, and were prepared for crowds and a bit of a wait. We fed our toddler an early breakfast and then had a late brunch at the restaurant. We reserved our table online and when we arrived, the wait was about 15-20 minutes at mid day (around 11AM). We loved the... More 

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went on a Sunday morning, 10:30 a.m. - 45 min wait. Sat at the bar and enjoyed the people watching and fun decor. Was drawn to this restaurant by the good reviews and gluten free offerings. Menu is large and offerings are all tempting, including the bar menu. Our breakfast entrees were delicious and potions were large. Prices a tad... More 

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Thank SLP v
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I ate breakfast here with friends last week, and the decor is a lot of fun, the service was fine, but the food is just okay. I'm comparing it with other brunch and breakfast places nearby like S&S Deli and Sound Bytes.

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Thank Anne H
New Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Our server wax the bomb! Bloody Mary's perfect and food very yummy! Only downfall was the over hour wait, but such is life! :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15
Cuisine
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1578
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-621-1200

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?