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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (70 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 6 April 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 2 April 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 26 March 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 18 March 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.

Thank Igor B
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This place is very popular so prebook and monitor the wait time. The guy scramble, John scrambo and Greek Scramble are highly recommended and were enjoyed by all. Excellent service by Jabari. We will definitely return

Thank rhobru
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Met extended family for Sunday brunch. Restaurant does not take reservations but uses Yelp Waitlist App. Got on Waitlist but still had to wait. Interesting decor. Many breakfast options. Hubby and I each had a scramble. Came with potatoes and toast. Scramble was good. Potatoes...More

Thank gsmama2015
Reviewed 3 March 2018

You might have to wait a little while but it is worth the wait for great food at good prices an adventure in eating.

Thank mellowsky
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, 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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