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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” (70 reviews)
“pancakes” (64 reviews)
“home fries” (22 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1578
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to like this place more. Came with friends and to be fair, all of their food looked great and everyone enjoyed it. However my pancake special - chocolate chip with coconut and a lime cream cheese and nuts was over cooked. Well done...More

Thank twin123185
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While waiting to see a movie at the nearby Kendall Square theater, our group of three stopped by to get a quick bite. It was mid-afternoon on a Saturday, so no lines, immediate seating. Service was excellent, prompt and attentive. Portion sizes were generous. Food...More

Thank flatcat90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good overall and would go back for creative brunch/breakfast. Visiting from Chicago and saw the rave reviews. Amazing variety of yummy sounding breakfast dishes, both sweet and savory. Also nice selection of adult breakfast beverages. The "Babe Benedict"was outstanding - poached eggs and hollandaise...More

Thank Marc C
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Be ready to wait a good 30-50 minutes if you're going for a weekend breakfast. But the food is amazing. The prices are not high at all. The decor is truly eclectic.

Thank Igor B
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This place is very popular so prebook and monitor the wait time. The guy scramble, John scrambo and Greek Scramble are highly recommended and were enjoyed by all. Excellent service by Jabari. We will definitely return

Thank rhobru
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Met extended family for Sunday brunch. Restaurant does not take reservations but uses Yelp Waitlist App. Got on Waitlist but still had to wait. Interesting decor. Many breakfast options. Hubby and I each had a scramble. Came with potatoes and toast. Scramble was good. Potatoes...More

Thank gsmama2015
Reviewed 3 March 2018

You might have to wait a little while but it is worth the wait for great food at good prices an adventure in eating.

Thank mellowsky
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

As one of the few people eating there old enough to remember the 1960’s, the decor was a terrific throwback. The food was sufficiently modern to keep the hipsters happy. Very high quality egg combinations. Potatoes had some spice to them. Coffee was top notch....More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Great coffee (unless you like the dishwater variety.) They make about 5 kinds of homemade bread, including amadama, and cinnamon raisin. My cinnamon raisin toast was excellent, and slices so thick you don't need more than one. Hash browns were nicely spicy, but not too...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Don't even try to go here on a Sunday unless you get on the waiting list through Yelp. We had an 11:22 approximate check-in time but didn't get seated until 12:15 pm (although we had a party of 7 so that makes seating tougher). A...More

Thank cab1118
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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