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The Friendly Toast

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$$ - $$$
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1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139
+1 617-621-1200
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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Lakeville, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drive into Kendall Square Cinema for movies that aren't playing locally and always go early to stop at Friendly Toast. They have great bloody Mary's and local craft brews on tap. Very fun decor and nice bartenders.

Thank MAJ_Massachusetts
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We jumped into this place because other breakfast places were closed What a great surprise ! We love it, from the forniture, makes you jump back into the 50' the staff so friendly and the food is delicious We got make your own omelets which was a great choice ! Well recommended to everybody

Thank Eleonora C
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

This is our "go to" restaurant whenever we are in the Kendall Square area. The restaurant is a total throwback in time with a variety of funky decor that includes objects from old advertising campaigns yet it has fabulously current music playing (sometimes just a tad too loud if you are near a speaker). The staff is a diverse team... More 

Thank MrsSunsh1ne
Seattle, Washington
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

A friend and I had a fabulous breakfast at the funky but oh-so-good Friendly Toast. The inside space is lots of fun; there's outdoor seating as well. I had the Ole Miss: cayenne-cheddar toast topped with sausage (real or veg.), mashed chipotle sweet potatoes, two scrambled eggs & mango sour cream, served with home fries. Fantastic! It wasn't crowded when... More 

Thank nancy r
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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Excellent brunch spot off the beaten path. Waited a while but relaxed vibe that made it easy to be patient. Food was great - lots of items from which to choose.

Thank OurFamilyof3inFL
Marietta, GA
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Fun place! Very retro. Food was okay. Got the tomato soup with grilled cheese. Soup could have used a little more seasoning and sandwich needed a little more cheese but I would go back again. The waffles and pancakes looks amazing.

Thank Susan B
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We ate here based off reviews while looking for a brunch place and this restaurant doesn't disappoint. They had one of the most flavorful cheesy grits Ive ever had, it had Parmesan as well as aged white cheddar from what my taste buds pulled out and was made extremely well. All the portions are extremely well sized, but being the... More 

Thank Nick B
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Came in at 8am Sunday morning so no wait. Ordered chicken and waffles and the gravy that came with it was delicious!!! Husband ordered an egg benedict and he loved it as well especially the ham that went with it!

Thank Kimberly S
Nashville, TN
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-621-1200

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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?