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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%
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“brunch” (63 reviews)
“pancakes” (64 reviews)
“home fries” (23 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1578
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As one of the few people eating there old enough to remember the 1960’s, the decor was a terrific throwback. The food was sufficiently modern to keep the hipsters happy. Very high quality egg combinations. Potatoes had some spice to them. Coffee was top notch....More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great coffee (unless you like the dishwater variety.) They make about 5 kinds of homemade bread, including amadama, and cinnamon raisin. My cinnamon raisin toast was excellent, and slices so thick you don't need more than one. Hash browns were nicely spicy, but not too...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't even try to go here on a Sunday unless you get on the waiting list through Yelp. We had an 11:22 approximate check-in time but didn't get seated until 12:15 pm (although we had a party of 7 so that makes seating tougher). A...More

Thank cab1118
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friendly Toast without waiting 3 hours? Insane. So pumped I discovered Seated and can now make a reservation here.

Thank Jeff J
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Popular place on a Saturday especially for people in their 20's and 30's. Coffee was a bit too strong. Toast with avocado and egg very good but came to us cold. Huevos rancheros should not be served on toast, also cold. Fruit salad delicious. OK...More

Thank ilkkats
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Service was great, personnel friendly, desert - pancakes with banana and chocolate was fantastic. However, the egg Benedict toast with salmon fell just a little bit short of expectations - the eggs were a bit cold, still tasty though

Thank Yerzhan S
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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