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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%
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“brunch” (61 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 4 days ago

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

Thank Jeff J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 FormerNomad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the area and looking for a fun place for brunch. We found it! Though we had to wait a bit, we were certainly happy with both the food and service. The menu has many great choices and the homemade breads are wonderful....More

Thank LuvTaTrek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food at the Friendly Toast is great, and reasonably priced. Plenty of choices and everything I've tried at many visits has been good. Can be too noisy especially when crowded, so going at off hours is better.

Thank 99Rena
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Lots of old signs and other memorabilia contribute to a casual/fun feel. Friendly staff - and a wide variety of breakfast choices. Read the menu descriptions though - as the titles don't always tell the whole story. In my case, the gravy biscuits were not...More

Thank Raymond R
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Um I know buffalo chicken sandwiches. They are a favorite. And friendly toast’s buff chic sandwich is the real deal. The chicken was nicely breaded and fried with the perfect amount of seasoning. The buffalo chicken dip is also quite good. The salmon Benedict’s were...More

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We LOVE the one in New Hampshire - this has more of a feel of a chain. But a chain that serves multiple breakfast dishes with beans and a funky feel, Really fills up - were were happy to have arrived both days around 1-/10:30,...More

Thank Traveler2005
Reviewed 9 December 2017

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
Reviewed 6 December 2017

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
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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