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The Friendly Toast

1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 621-1200
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Ranked #31 of 540 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Easygoing place with a 60's style interior, Gothic service, original concept and great breakfast. A discovery.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I regularly go to the Friendly Toast for a weekday lunch with a bunch of friends and we are never disappointed. I alternate between the spinach salad and the eggs Benedict, both of which are excellent, but this place is not just about the food; you go as much for the atmosphere and the decor - and the background music... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The service is really good and the waiter was very helpful and gracious. The environment is chic and interesting. The food was tasty, hot and well spiced. Overall this is a great place to drop by for a quick yummy meal.

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Boston, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Don't get me wrong - it's a great breakfast place, but the lines on weekends can be atrocious, and not worth the food, which in my opinion is fairly average

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Newton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I came here for dinner with some friends. Good selection of food and drinks. Was crowded but we didn't have to wait long for seating, service, or our food. Also had a fun atmosphere. I liked the decor. Not too pricey either.

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The friendly toast was highly recommended to us but after an hour and a half wait for a table at brunch time and slow service thereafter, I'm not sure what all the hype is about. it is filling, great bread, heavy omelets and generally quite average. The portions are generous and I suppose it's worth a try if fried chicken... More

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White River Junction, Vermont
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Went there on a Sunday morning. When there is a line outside before a place even opens, that's a good sign. Got a table right away but by the time we left, there were people waiting for tables to open up. Great bfast menu with standard bfast fare for those a bit less adventurous and lots of unique items for... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A diverse menu consisting of unique combinations and homemade ingredients and sauces highlight this hipster-vibe restaurant in Cambridge. Definitely one of the best breakfast places in metro-Boston that I've experienced, the food isn't cheap but the portions are very generous. The food is complemented by a full bar offering some nice alternatives to the usual Bloody Mary/Mimosa options. Service was... More

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Fairfield, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We ventured here for a late lunch on Sunday afternoon around 3:00 pm, from the outside it appeared to be empty but as soon as we walked in the door it was packed! Everyone was eating breakfast so it might have been the wrong place to come for lunch, however even the lunch food was tasty! My sandwich was excellent... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The friendly toast was quite tasty. I had a very short wait for a table on a Sat. morning. Be sure to try the chocolate chip/ peanut butter pancakes. I would definitely go back.

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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 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 1 - 15
Cuisine: American, Diner

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