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The Friendly Toast

1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 621-1200
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Ranked #30 of 553 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $15
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 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
Oslo, Norway
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This place has great pancakes. At first we were disappointed that the largest number of pancakes in any menu item was 3, but the pancakes were huge. Will order 2 next time. Our waiter was pleasant and helpful.

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Middlebury, Vermont
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We went to The Friendly Toast on a Sunday morning and arrived around 9:00 and were seated right away. We planned to arrive relatively early to avoid a wait, which thankfully paid off. When we left around 10:00, there was quite a crowd waiting! Overall our food was good- I got the Eggs Benedict which were great. Although the home... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The gluten free blueberry pancakes were delicious. The atmosphere was cool. It was slightly difficult to find as the restaurant's front does not face the street. I'll eat here again the next time I'm in Cambridge.

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Wait is always too long at prime time, but the food and service is worth it. I always get a tofu scramble of sorts. Kate's this time with the cayenne cheddar toast. Coffee gets refilled often. Drinks are good though I only had tea today.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A friend recommended this joint to us. Since we were visiting Boston, thought why not try something non-chain. Tucked away between streets, from the outside you would think - average at best. Step in and this place has a character, a personality of its own. Art deco'ish and 80's is what came to my mind the minute we stepped it.... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I came here with coworkers for lunch to have a sort of mini-reunion with an old colleague and her new fiancé. I had tried to eat here previously for brunch one weekend, but the place was so crowded I couldn't get in. I figured that a place that packed must be great all day long, right?! Not so. The lunch... More 

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Somerville, MA
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is one of our "go to" weekend brunch places with friends but admittedly we like to have brunch on the early side - before 9 AM when possible. On Sunday's the Toast opens at 8 AM and even in winter there is a line when the door opens. As vegetarians we love Kate's Tofu Scramble - pretty much the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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336 reviews 336 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Especially if you are vegan or a vegetarian. Took my daughter and her friend - breakfast on Saturday morning - it is busy - waited about 20 minutes. The food was again solid as usual - the waitress was not too friendly, but we survived. Well worth the visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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89 reviews 89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This place was packed, but we waited and I'm glad we did. We were specifically looking for a breakfast/brunch place and they serve breakfast all day. The menu had a lot of good choices, but I went with the eggs, toast, potatoes combo. The service was a little rough at times, but they were quite busy. The food was very... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I had brunch at The Friendly Toast and despite the wait, I would not hesitate to come again asap! We arrived about noon and waited close to half an hour to be seated, but part of that was because they never added our name to the list. Once we made them aware of the error, we were promptly seated. The... 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 1 - 15
Cuisine: American, Diner

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