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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” (56 reviews)
“home fries” (22 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1578
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The morning after the wedding that we attended, in Cambridge, the couple wanted to meet for breakfast at this location. Thankfully, this location has a large, open area in which it is set. As no one from the group had arrived, I went in to...More

Thank Mercedes6623
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a favorite with locals for good reason. The bread is fabulous. The meal selection excellent. The food is scrumptious. We enjoyed a great meal here. The coffee made the start of the day. For a very nice start or mid-day meal, this is...More

Thank Bernard L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a bit hesitant to wait for a table when we saw that there were 17 parties ahead of us but we really wanted to eat here. My daughter was excited to try the gluten free pancakes and they did not disappoint! You can...More

Thank ohmajo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great breakfast here and would go again in a heartbeat if in the neighborhood. Great servcie, food is delicious and it goes above and beyound the normal scrambed eggs and toast. Huge variety of different egg dishes as well as toast/pancakes. Go...More

Thank J0hnPM10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu and nice eclectic spot but the staff is not friendly as the name of the restaurant would imply. They rung up our charges incorrectly and then acted as if they were doing us a favor when making the correction.

Thank incumeg9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of retro memorabilia giving a quirky vibe. Even the tables are old ~1950s style. We visited for an early dinner and some of us had omelettes but I had New England Clam Chowder and a 1/2 a toasted Cheese sandwich and a Draft Beer,...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed 6 June 2017

My son had recommended Friendly Toast. We came here for a late brunch on an absolutely soaking wet day. We were seated quickly but everything else went into slow motion after that. The menu at FT features many tasty creations, more than a few of...More

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This was the most fun and relaxed place we ate on a five day stay in Boston. The avocado toast had two versions each with at least half of a really ripe and tasty avocado, thick bread, and corn salsa and feta on one side--...More

Thank Cynthiared
Reviewed 5 June 2017

All day breakfast is ALWAYS a good idea. This restaurant has a fun vibe and great food. The wait can be outrageous on the weekends, but it is so worth it!

Thank mcrouth
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, 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 02139-1578
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-621-1200
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