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The Friendly Toast

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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, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 26
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  • 11
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First time visit, would definitely return

Quick, fast, efficient service, tasty food, helpful with food choices and problem solving. A little noisy inside, small area outside to eat at.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Elliemae2003
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Boston, Massachusetts
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Quick, fast, efficient service, tasty food, helpful with food choices and problem solving. A little noisy inside, small area outside to eat at.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I'm a Jersey girl so I love being able to have breakfast all day! This place appealed to my Jersey side! My husband and I split king cakes and "jerbear" Mac and cheese. Both were yummy and filling. We were there for lunch and only ended up needing a snack at dinner time.

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Get ready for all your senses to be happily overwhelmed! Hot coffee, huge pancakes, excellent egg dishes, fabulous décor, hip soundtrack and cool people watching! Easting at the Friendly Toast was what you dreamed your college breakfast place would be like in the 80's-- from the kitschy art on the walls to adorable waiting area and bar up front. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Was in Cambridge on an early morning day, and looked up a good place to eat breakfast. Friendly Toast popped up, and I gave it a try. I had a huge appetite that was completely filled up when I left. The service was great, and I was able to plug in my IPhone to charge.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Best club sandwich I've eaten. Service is fast and friendly. Milk shakes are out of this world. Restaurant is clean and the decor is fun.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

outstanding place to have breakfast all day. fun menu with a wide variety of options. staff was friendly and efficient. very good, although limited outdoor seating.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food was cool! The food was great and the portions were huge but more importantly, the service was wonderful. I think you could probably spend an entire day staring at the walls in this place and continue to find something new.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place has an amazing menu and will satisfy everyone. My friend is gluten intolerant and they had several options for him. I had the lobster Benedict and it fulfilled my desire for the lobster I had been craving. The decorations and music in the restaurant were fun. Lots of families were there. A must go to place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My second visit to the Friendly Toast and I was not disappointed. Huge breakfasts for all our group - I had the French toast with bacon which was delicious. Great value and a great atmosphere. The service was good and our waiter was friendly and chatty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I don't frequent Kendal Square much less Cambridge too much due to congestion and crowds etc. However heard about this place and had to give it a try. Sits in busy Kendall Square near MIT in the middle of a square of restaurants and corporations like Amgen and Akamai. The place inside is pretty big and seats quite a few... 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 15
Cuisine: American, Diner

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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?