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The Friendly Toast

1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 621-1200
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Ranked #33 of 541 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
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
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
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 NEW

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
29 helpful votes 29 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 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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Boston
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71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

As a non-meater eater, it is rare to go to a restaurant and actually have SEVERAL delicious menu items to choose from! It was a hard choice between the vegan homemade chili, or the homemade veggie burger but ended up choosing Ann Marie's Quesadilla (choice of veggie sausage or veggie bacon, sign me up!) -on the recommendation of the waiter-... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a great, kitschy diner that is open early for breakfast. It's family-friendly, so we are often there on the weekends around 8:30 am with all the other families. The service is friendly but a little slow at times. The menu is a pretty wide range of diner fares, with a small variety of gluten free pancakes offered including... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Thanks to the manager we were able to eat here since we had our dog and could only eat outside. He made special accommodations for us and we were very happy. The pancake concoctions they create are out of this world. The banana, chocolate peanut butter pancakes were irresistible. Give this place a shot and i guarantee you will never... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were recommended this place and went with high hopes.Sadly we were rather disappointed. This review focuses on the bar area as we couldn't seat on the restaurant because it was full at the time which we didn't t mind . The staff at the bar area were very unhappy and uncaring people who didn't smile once. The food was... More

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