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The Friendly Toast

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1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1578
+1 617-621-1200
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came with folks from work. Huge menu, including breakfast all day. Decent beer selection. Would go back if in Kendall Square, e.g. after movie at Kendall Square.

Thank Christopher N
Newton, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly Toast is so convenient to my office and a good place to get the 'Comfort Foods' all day. I like the atmosphere, but it is a bit too much to look at while eating.

Thank 617travelers
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a group of 6 on a Friday at lunchtime. Service was pretty fast and food was delicious!!! Love their breakfast menu! Their homemade breads and home fries are awesome! The pancakes (truly giant!) are also terrific!

Thank Tia E
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went for breakfast with a large group. Service was good, place smells amazing but when our meals arrived we were all disappointed. There were too many things happening with breakfast items that are delicious on their own. Also, I can't eat anyplace that serves quick grits. Hopefully lunch is a better option but they need to perfect the basics... More 

Thank Sigmababy
Rye, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The Friendly Toast indeed it's a fun place for everybody! With delicious grilled cheese to amazing blueberry pancakes. When me and my family arrived in Boston we were looking for a nice welcoming and warm place to have delicious food, and I think we found it! We all loved the The Friendly Toast, I highly recommend it for you if... More 

Thank xanthejulie
Newton, Massachusetts
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286 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We stopped here for dinner on a Sunday night. The decor is retro 50s and 60s, and it functions as a diner with many breakfast options served all day. The vegetarian chili was good, although a little spicy. However, the server brought a sample of the chili before we tried it, which was above and beyond. We also had stir... More 

Thank esj59
Acton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Went with my family for breakfast/brunch and used the No Wait App for call ahead seating. Highly recommend using this app. They have a fabulous extensive menu, everything was delicious and a friendly waitstaff. We had a server named Cliff and he was spectacular

Thank Donna G
Wallingford, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

What a cool, retro diner! We knew we'd like it as soon as we stepped in the front door. Friendly waiter and good, varied menu. We all loved our meals and definitely plan on returning.

Thank Katherine L
New York City, New York
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Had such a great breakfast here, the service was amazing, the food was amazing. Everything here is...amazing. Seriously if you're in the Back Bay area stop here, no run here. The food was so good that I was actually angry I was only able to eat here once. I had the french toast and sorry not sorry to say it's... More 

Thank TravelNomad_80
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

A full menu with tons of options, but the breakfast/brunch menu is amazing. Very unique menu items and tons of options for everyone, including a very good vegan & vegetarian menu.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 15
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?