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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Huge Portions Fair Priced

Went here this past week with some co-workers. A new location opened up in Back Bay on Stanophe right next to Flour. The place was packed when we walked in but we had called ahead and had a table reserved for us. You can order breakfast all hours of the day and it is open until 3am. I opted for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
mroscoe93
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Forest Park, Georgia
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

tables and chairs Large portions Had clam Very nice place for breakfast A lot of memorable decorations I had clam chouder but my campanions had breakfast All the food was good but I do not do carbs. Potatos and bread were outstanding as was the clam chowder. Waitress was good People watching also a lot of fun Resturant is in... More 

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Thank Michael R
Boston
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As most every review here mentions, the portions here are huge, which can be fun in that "stuff your face til you fall asleep" kind of way. That said, both my wife and our two friends were I think all underwhelmed by the food we got. The home fries were a steamed pile of bland, greasy potatoes lacking any interesting... More 

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Thank Akira650
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here this past week with some co-workers. A new location opened up in Back Bay on Stanophe right next to Flour. The place was packed when we walked in but we had called ahead and had a table reserved for us. You can order breakfast all hours of the day and it is open until 3am. I opted for... More 

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Thank mroscoe93
North Miami Beach, Florida
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite place to eat in Boston. The best part is the place is open ear and closes really late. The decoration is so I love Lucy meets the Brady Bunch which really set the scene. The servers are all really nice and quick. There pancakes are to die for. I had a regular pancake with coconut shavings,... More 

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Thank mocheerchick
Maine
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for Sunday brunch. Decor is funky, service was quick and friendly. Bloody Mary's had a great kick with lots of horseradish. The corned beef hash was to die for and chicken and waffles was unique (chicken fingers with a chorizo gravy) was tasty and filling. Preteen had the pumpkin waffle which was larger than the dinner plate it came... More 

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1 Thank kbunker
New York
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for breakfast twice, as I lived in the neighborhood and noticed the consistently good reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and other sites. Also, many of my friends had been and gushed over the food and atmosphere. I must admit, however, I wasn't particularly impressed. To start, there's almost always a wait. This would signify that my opinion may not... More 

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Thank RunrDave
Madrid, Spain
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun, kooky decor and a warm and comfy place to start the day. Servers are attentive and food arrives promptly and is very filling.

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Erin R, Manager at The Friendly Toast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review.We really love to hear guest feed back.I am glad you had a great experience here at the toast. Please come back and say hi! We would love to meet you the next time you are in! More 

Ellicott City, Maryland
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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by this place for breakfast while wandering Kendall Square. I was quickly seated and waited on. There are a lot of selections in the menu and I went with the chicken and waffles, which has a slightly different twist. It ended up being 3 big fried chicken fingers on top of a waffle and smothered in a green chile... More 

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1 Thank LaneB588
Erin R, Manager at The Friendly Toast, responded to this review

Thank you so very much!!! We love when our guest share specifics about what they loved about our food. We appreciate you taking the time to review us and hope you will pay us another visit soon.Let us know when you're here! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A recent first visit was a truly pleasureable experience. Waiter was efficient and pleasant. Prices are very reasonable and the menu selection is extensive. Had blueberry pancakes which were really tasty, hot and fresh. Others in my group had eggs benedict, also excellent. My only complaint is the $2 real maple syrup is too small and gets used up fast;... More 

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2 Thank sue o
Miami, Florida
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was top-notch. I loved that you could call ahead with an app and put your name on the wait list before you arrive. That cut our wait down to about thirty minutes. The location is in the center of Kendall Square. On a Sunday it was hopping! I had a pumpkin pancake and eggs benedict that were on... 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?