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The Friendly Toast

1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1578
+1 617-621-1200
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (66 reviews)
“pancakes” (63 reviews)
“home fries” (22 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
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"
MarianneRemark
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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"
Amymc3
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1 - 10 of 409 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Friendly Toast for a breakfast with colleagues before going to the office (we were all visiting our company headquarters, we are from different country). The food was very good. I like also the interior, good style. The service could be a bit...More

Thank Rafal S
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

Stayed In Cambridge for a week. Decided to pop in here on recommendation from my parents, ended up eating here 3 times over my stay. Biscuits and Gravy was phenomenal as was the Irish Benny. Currently re-evaluating my relationship with breakfast.

Thank FoodAndBuildings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for Saturday brunch. The biscuits under my "Kiss my Grits" dish was anything but flaky. Mainly hard and dry. Fried potatos arrived cold. The chicken fingers tasted like they had been fried, then re-heated in the microwave. Very tough. Yuk! I'd say 30%...More

Thank an4252017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu was so solid - went with the Babe Benny personally, and I can attest to how amazing that one was. Nate was one of the best waiters I've ever seen, these guys were on point!

Thank BrentonR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome garden omelette with feta, asparagus mushroom and spinach. Was my go to breakfast during my trip. Great scene good service and sneak a seat at the bar if the wait for the table is too long. What a gem. The bread - amazing.

Thank David J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here post theater (Lyric Stage). Met right away by the hostess who seated us. Friendly waitstaff came by to take our drink order. The place has a great vibe...retro 50’s/60’s feel. The menu is quite large with enough selections for everyone. We ordered...More

Thank Skippy1958
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
Reviewed 8 November 2017

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 30 October 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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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