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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” (57 reviews)
“pancakes” (62 reviews)
“tofu scramble” (8 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
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
Sponsored by: The Friendly Toast
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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1 - 10 of 403 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

The Friendly Toast is a magical place. I prefer to try new places every time I travel to Boston, however, I cannot help but go to The Friendly Toast several times per year. I love bringing friends and family for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. We...More

Thank Jane B
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 26 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 1 week ago

My family went here because of other reviews and it was by Harvard, which we were touring later that morning. DE-LIC-OUS! Eclectic yes, interesting yes, good YES! It has a great vibe and seems like a local joint. Easy to get to as well. Cute...More

Thank crazywish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eclectic 50's feel, from the tables and chairs to the walls covered with the signs and signposts of a bygone day. I had the "Perfect Steak",shaved steak, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, onions, jalapeno jack & cheddar cheese, served with a side of chipotle mayo on...More

Thank Curtis B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is nice to have a restaurant that serves breakfast items all day! We enjoyed our meals very much! The menu is huge so we stuck to the breakfast pages. The Mel's Breakfast Burrito was amazing and the Breakfast Enchilada was very good, too! They...More

Thank ShelSouthShore_MA
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
Reviewed 8 October 2017 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 1 October 2017 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 25 September 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

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