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The Friendly Toast

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1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139
+1 617-621-1200
08:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had such a great breakfast here, the service was amazing, the food was amazing. Everything here is...amazing. Seriously if you're in the Back Bay area stop here, no run here. The food was so good that I was actually angry I was only able to eat here once. I had the french toast and sorry not sorry to say it's... More 

Thank TravelNomad_80
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A full menu with tons of options, but the breakfast/brunch menu is amazing. Very unique menu items and tons of options for everyone, including a very good vegan & vegetarian menu.

Thank levinwest
Rhode Island
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Stayed at the Kimpton Marlowe and they suggested The Friendly Toast - which we walked to on a cold morning. Warmed right up when we got there, greeted by a friendly hostess and our waiter Chris was great. And the food....was delicious. Loved reading the menu....so many different things to chose from. Quick service and the plates were huge! We... More 

Thank Sue B
Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

I LOVE the Friendly Toast! I have taken family and friends here when they come into town. Love the new location too in Back Bay. The scrambles and omelettes are unique and delicious and so is everything else!

Thank Jon B
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Midcentury decor with a friendly, professional staff. Great menu options with a wide rage of options. High quality ingredients well prepared. Great hot tea of all things!

Thank Pamela K
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

He'd eat at The Friendly Toast. The furnishings are mid-20th century suburban surrealistic and never fail to disorient and intrigue, even after many visits. The serving staff apparently spend much of their disposable income on body piercings and tats, but they are unflaggingly friendly and on the whole seem very pleased to be here, even if they are occasionally spread... More 

Thank William M
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

A place for a quick bite before going to a film at the Kendall Square Cinema, the only reason for eating here. The food is mediocre and a bit more costly than it should be. It's bright and loud with a retro 50s theme. Nothing to write home about.

Thank FineGueule46
Lakeville, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 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.

1 Thank MAJ_Massachusetts
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 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

1 Thank Eleonora C
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 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

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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
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?