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The Friendly Toast

1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1578
+1 617-621-1200
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (72 reviews)
“pancakes” (64 reviews)
“home fries” (22 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1578
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in Cambridge overnight for the Paul Simon concert, and starving the following morning, according to google we had a lot of options around us within walking distance, and we chose to try The Friendly Toast, what a great decision! The service was solid,...More

Thank Kelley R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located close to various start-ups in Cambridge, MA, this is a popular destination for many of the folks who work there, and with good reason. Ordered take-out on two occasions, and the wait was worth it. Good quality, quantity and flavoring - packaged in an...More

Thank Shubhra T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All I have to say is Mimosa Flight and Breakfast Nachos. Raise the Bar on your Brunch by having it at The Friendly Toast. First off, the emphasis is on Friendly. I have never met a restaurant this busy with the nicest people in town...More

Thank kris133
Reviewed May 10, 2018

We dined at The Friendly Toast for a early brunch. It was a neat atmosphere and the servers were super nice! I ordered the Eggs Benedict which was flavorful. The only down part of dining here is the parking. There are barely any parking spots...More

Thank WanderlustSydney123
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Overall... the food portions are generous and tasty. The french toast was huge slices of bread and filled us up quickly. The restaurant had a cool vibe and decor. The only thing I would sat is ... less potatoes with the meal as there are...More

Thank Kim C
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Wow! Very rude Hostess, she is not the person this wonderful restaurant should have greeting their guest, especially out of town business guests. Despite the rude welcome, the service and food was delicious. I had their meatloaf Benny which was amazing! If you like meatloaf...More

Thank SeaHawk14
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

I wanted to like this place more. Came with friends and to be fair, all of their food looked great and everyone enjoyed it. However my pancake special - chocolate chip with coconut and a lime cream cheese and nuts was over cooked. Well done...More

Thank twin123185
Reviewed April 2, 2018

While waiting to see a movie at the nearby Kendall Square theater, our group of three stopped by to get a quick bite. It was mid-afternoon on a Saturday, so no lines, immediate seating. Service was excellent, prompt and attentive. Portion sizes were generous. Food...More

Thank flatcat90
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Very good overall and would go back for creative brunch/breakfast. Visiting from Chicago and saw the rave reviews. Amazing variety of yummy sounding breakfast dishes, both sweet and savory. Also nice selection of adult breakfast beverages. The "Babe Benedict"was outstanding - poached eggs and hollandaise...More

Thank Marc C
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Be ready to wait a good 30-50 minutes if you're going for a weekend breakfast. But the food is amazing. The prices are not high at all. The decor is truly eclectic.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: +1 617-621-1200
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