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The Friendly Toast

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American, Diner
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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 28
    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
Breakfast Burrito for the win!

Great breakfast or brunch space when it comes to quick dining and quality food. The breakfast burrito was delicious and the service was very fast. It was not busy and there was no wait. Highly recommend!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
MarkButt
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Some of the best French toast I've ever eaten (get the cinnamon) in a really cool, fun setting. Staff was friendly and fast. Had a great creative atmosphere too. Loved it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Went there for lunch and ordered the club sandwich on rye. It certainly wasn't one of the better sandwiches I've had. Toast was very dry and flavor of the club seemed to be missing something. The atmosphere was good and had the old style diner look with neat wall hangings and a hip, young vibe to the place.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had the Costa Rica breakfast - black beans, eggs, tomatoes, etc. , the French toast, and one of their crazy amazing omelettes. Everything was fresh and good. Highly recommended as an eclectic diner choice.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Really nice place. Went there with my family for breakfast and we had an awesome time. The place is very eclectic, and the people that go there are very cool. The homemade granola with yogurt it's awesome. Outside of the restaurant they have a really nice Plaza

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Syracuse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Ate here before heading to Fenway as it was in walking distance of our hotel. The menu was varied. We all enjoyed our choices and the mimosas and bellinis! One of the best breakfasts I've had.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great breakfast or brunch space when it comes to quick dining and quality food. The breakfast burrito was delicious and the service was very fast. It was not busy and there was no wait. Highly recommend!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Got taken here by some work colleagues - food very reasonably priced, beer fantastic, service fast and friendly with a few quirks... Really nice vibe!! Loved the beer (being a Brit was pleasantly surprised - still don't know what I had, but yummy) may have left little bit wobbly!!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Best choice in Cambridge and One Kendall Square was coming here. Both my girls are Celiac and this place has g f bread and g f pancakes that were delicious. Best pancakes we have ever had! Tried chocolate chip with peanut butter in between stacks --say wow. I had Green Eggs n Ham herb Benedict --yum. Fried potatoes great too!... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This funky little place is nothing like a traditional diner other than the abundance of breakfast dishes. I was there for dinner and had a nice big salad with smoked salmon, goat cheese, pecan halves, cucumbers, and green pepper strips. There was a balsamic dressing on the side. It was quite good! They don't have draft beer but the bottle... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We were in Cambridge and looked up a great place for breakfast. This place was cute and the bloody Mary's looked really good (we didn't have one). But... the food was only ok after we waited forever. It was a Sunday, so I know waits can be long... but this was brutal, and there were consistently many empty tables. Not... More 

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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?