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The Friendly Toast

1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1578
+1 617-621-1200
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (64 reviews)
“pancakes” (63 reviews)
“tofu scramble” (8 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1578
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Best Brunch Around
"enjoyed a filling, healthy brunch on a busy Sunday at Friendly Toast"
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2. Homemade Bread and More
" Their homemade breads and home fries are awesome!"
Tia E
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3. Bloodies & Bubbles
"Enjoyed breakfast tacos and spicy Bloody Mary! Yummy"
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Reviews (413)
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1 - 10 of 399 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

The place was fun, they had trivia night while we were there. Lots of choices on the menu including some rather unusual items.

Thank Julia F
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped of for a spot of breakfast on our way to MIT & Harvard and this place didn't disappoint. Portions are very generous, has a old school diner feel to the place. Definitely worth a visit if your passing.

Thank Sarahcharlie12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to trying this place based off the great reviews here. It is tucked away in a courtyard full of other restaurants and sits on the upper level. They seemed a little busy but headed in. When I asked for a...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our server came to our table about 75% less than she should have. My food came out cold. Grits were AWFUL (I'm a southern girl and know what grits should taste like. Someone dumped a lot of cornstarch into these!). Coffee cups sat empty. Really...More

1  Thank JaniceATL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my family for brunch, they were very accommodating with my children even though you could see that the hostess and waitress did not have children, they were really cute with them. Breakfast was really good and the place is really nice. Home...More

Thank Evelyn M
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Not a great place to swing by if you're in a hurry. We had an hour wait! But after a couple mimosas at the bar across the plaza, our table was ready and it was a great experience. Every inch of this place is filled...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I love the ambience of the restaurant and edginess that the server's bring to the table with their attire, hair, make up or tattoo's (demeanor always pleasant). One of the main reasons I came here the 3rd time was to soak in the bright, retro...More

Thank HafsahSyed
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We had a really good breakfast here. The server was really good and fast and we felt looked after. The place is very busy, so it took a while to get the food, but when it arrived it was very nice. A great choice of...More

Thank Mats G
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

There was a long line and some parties had used the App (?) to reserve tables. As a solo I was able to go directly to a seat at the bar. The service was fine. The food good although the potatoes were spicy and she...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Such fun and creative scrambles and food options! You won't be disappointed...we went on a whim our first morning in Boston and waited only 15 min for a table (go later in the morning if you don't want to wait) and were seated fairly promptly....More

Thank sea_girl_traveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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