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The Friendly Toast

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1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 621-1200
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, cool vibe

The food was cool! The food was great and the portions were huge but more importantly, the service was wonderful. I think you could probably spend an entire day staring at the walls in this place and continue to find something new.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Lara I
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Fort Worth, Texas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Fort Worth, Texas
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food was cool! The food was great and the portions were huge but more importantly, the service was wonderful. I think you could probably spend an entire day staring at the walls in this place and continue to find something new.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place has an amazing menu and will satisfy everyone. My friend is gluten intolerant and they had several options for him. I had the lobster Benedict and it fulfilled my desire for the lobster I had been craving. The decorations and music in the restaurant were fun. Lots of families were there. A must go to place.

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Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My second visit to the Friendly Toast and I was not disappointed. Huge breakfasts for all our group - I had the French toast with bacon which was delicious. Great value and a great atmosphere. The service was good and our waiter was friendly and chatty.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 542 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I don't frequent Kendal Square much less Cambridge too much due to congestion and crowds etc. However heard about this place and had to give it a try. Sits in busy Kendall Square near MIT in the middle of a square of restaurants and corporations like Amgen and Akamai. The place inside is pretty big and seats quite a few... More 

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Excellent, friendly, attentive, and genuine service staff. From the front door to the back of the house. The food was top notch, with in house breads and an inventive, yet classic menu. Food quality was worth the wait and price, but the atmosphere and service really set this place apart.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Ok, I've been going to the FT for more than 15 years and it is definitely one of my fav places around -- I go to both Cambridge and Boston on a fairly regular basis; but here's the thing: they love to call themselves "vegan friendly" when in fact they are really much more "vegetarian friendly" than vegan. I am... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is an awesome little place right by the MIT campus. It's got a cool, hip vibe/atmosphere to it. I had the Sklarmageddon with cayenne cheddar toast, which was outstanding. It was about as hot and spicy a breakfast as one could typically ever expect to eat, but being from Louisiana, I loved it. I highly recommend The Friendly Toast.

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Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Big menu, creative choices, good flavors. Retro atmosphere. Good coffee. Bar with "brunch drinks". Opens at 8, gets busy quickly. Is certainly return!

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Wide ranging choices for brunch, including vegetarian choices. Many are standard fare, very well done. A few are more unusual and, so far as I tasted, delicious. When I first looked at the menu, the prices seemed a tad on the upper end, but the portions turned out to be HUGE. My only concern is that, for people hard of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I had no desire to eat breakfast in my hotel so I asked at the front desk where I can have a nice breakfast locally. The unanimous decision was The Friendly Toast. They said it had just opened at 8 am so I should hurry as it fills up fast. I thought they were being folksy but I got there... More 

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Additional Information about The Friendly Toast

Address: 1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone Number: (617) 621-1200
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15
Cuisine: American, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (617) 621-1200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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