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The Friendly Toast

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$$ - $$$
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1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1578
(617) 621-1200
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Nashville, TN
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our experience here! We had read reviews beforehand, and were prepared for crowds and a bit of a wait. We fed our toddler an early breakfast and then had a late brunch at the restaurant. We reserved our table online and when we arrived, the wait was about 15-20 minutes at mid day (around 11AM). We loved the... More 

Thank magmo123
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a Sunday morning, 10:30 a.m. - 45 min wait. Sat at the bar and enjoyed the people watching and fun decor. Was drawn to this restaurant by the good reviews and gluten free offerings. Menu is large and offerings are all tempting, including the bar menu. Our breakfast entrees were delicious and potions were large. Prices a tad... More 

Thank SLP v
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate breakfast here with friends last week, and the decor is a lot of fun, the service was fine, but the food is just okay. I'm comparing it with other brunch and breakfast places nearby like S&S Deli and Sound Bytes.

Thank Anne H
New Hampton, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our server wax the bomb! Bloody Mary's perfect and food very yummy! Only downfall was the over hour wait, but such is life! :)

Thank HiT9977
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very typical American breakfasts. I don't enjoy eating their over-cook potato (charcoally burnt). The size is so big for Asians and women I guess.

Thank Joe C
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in for a quick bite for dinner and was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and menu. The kitchen sink quesadilla was unusual and excellent! Staff was on top of things and friendly. I will definitely be back!

1 Thank Matt V
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this place for brunch by a Bostonian - being from out town and liking to not follow the crowds we made the short journey to The Friendly toast on Saturday morning. A short wait of 45 mins was just fine for us in the warm October sunshine. We were seated and offered menus and drinks by a... More 

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

Inbox; Sent Items This review comes as quite as a surprise to me and the rest of The Friendly Toast staff. We strive to give the most outstanding food and customer service. and and have been in the top 10 standing on trip advisor for quite some time. As you can see most of our reviews are four and five... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly Toast has been one of my favorite "fun" restaurants for years and it's always a stop (or more) when we visit Cambridge. While the food quality, selection and service remain high, I was disappointed during my last visit in that every meal I had was served "cold". We had breakfast (eggs) three days in a row and all came... More 

Thank SNC208
Kelowna, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here was a huge lineup when we arrived around 10am. A bit daunting but WOW what an amazing system they have, they text you when your table is ready and you can also check the app to see where you are in line! Despite the line up the wait was around 20 mins, just enough time to build up an... More 

Thank Sarah R
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pout a father and son together , neither a breakfast person but food is God n ur house. I'm in Boston on my way out , he's crashing at a buds in Charlestown. " dad lets meet for lunch? Or breakfast?" Thoughts of mushy potatoes with too runny eggs and a a sauce that only a hospital patient could love... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1578
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (617) 621-1200

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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?