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The Friendly Toast

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1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1578
(617) 621-1200
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sunday brunch with the cranky family. On one hand we have the aggressive carnivores and on the other hand we have the morally superior vegans. Then add three, two-year-olds. Instead of a recipe for disaster we have a halfway pleasant brunch with good food, GREAT service and good coffee (dear God I need coffee when dealing with family). The carnivores... More 

Thank CrisMOS
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our group of 8 enjoyed a filling, healthy brunch on a busy Sunday at Friendly Toast. The 15 minute wait was passed easily in the shaded courtyard in front of the restaurant. The homemade bread, very fresh fruit and delicious eggs highlighted a great meal in a fun, truly friendly environment with great service.

Thank MarianneRemark
Washington DC
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped by following a recommendation from our hotel doorman. Great choice. The restaurant interior decorations are quirky-nice, and the wait staff are friendly and efficient. The home-made bread is excellent and the menu options are varied and well prepared. All-round solid place to eat. Highly recommend.

Thank AnnRB
Denver, CO
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting Boston for the first time and met our nephew here on his advice. Such great food! I had an omelette and the molasses toast. I LOVE bread and the toast was so yummy! Service was great and your hostess was very friendly. Glad we came!

Thank norads
San Diego, California
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This diner had such character and a very friendly staff. The food was delicious and the portions were huge.

Thank champagnethirsty
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place walking around our hotel. Decor is retro, going back to 50s and 60s. Lot of fun things to read on walls from when advertising was not politically correct and smoking was encouraged. Fun atmosphere with younger friendly staff. Our table enjoyed the biscuits and gravy with sausage and two eggs. It was roughly $14 bucks. Coffee... More 

Thank Tom W
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My birthday weekend in Boston looking for a great breakfast spot and stumbled across a gem . About a twenty minute wait on a weekend, but worth the wait. A little hard to find if you're not from the area. It sits backed tucked inside a courtyard. The staff was very friendly. The theme reminds you of the sixties. The... More 

Thank velfroh
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here. Our server was fantastic. The food came out quickly and was delish. The ambiance is unique and fun.

Thank edal2012
Stafford, Virginia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 3 had breakfast at the Friendly Toast and we enjoyed the food and helpful staff. Breakfast was delicious, I had the basic breakfast with a side of Lox (smoked salmon), while the others had biscuits and gravy. You can't go wrong either way and by the looks of other customers enjoying their meals, you can't go wrong... More 

Thank Josh12_12
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good was average but not worth the wait. Save your time and go to the bakery next door. We were greeted by a unwelcoming hostess and this should have been a sign of the way the employees treat customers here. The waitress/bartender downstairs is a nightmare. She was extremely rude and arrogant. Whenever we asked her questions she would snip... More 

Thank Addie T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Diner, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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 02139-1578
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (617) 621-1200

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