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The Friendly Toast

1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 621-1200
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Ranked #35 of 541 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $15
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Cuisines: American, Diner
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
Top Contributor
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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pewaukee, wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

From the decor to the wait staff, this cute restaurant delivers. We visited for breakfast and the options were terrific. Breakfast burrito and made to orfer options were our choices. Not crazy busy like some places but just the right mix of happy people!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Located in Kendall Square, this gem has indoor and outdoor seating. The inside of the restaurant has wonderfully funky decorations, and the outside is in a cordoned off area on a plaza. The waiter was knowledgeable, attentive, and very friendly. I ordered french toast and bacon, and my son ordered a coconut pancake and home fries. The portions were huge... More

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Bethany, Connecticut
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is the most unusual and fun place for breakfast. Done up in fifties and sixties regalia. Complete with life size Barbie in front of restaurant. The menu has a wide variety of stuff. The Mexican mashup was ordered with homemade chipotle cheddar toast. The dish has two eggs with spicy mashed potatoes chorizo sausage, and a chipotle dip that... More

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