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The Friendly Toast

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1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139
+1 617-621-1200
08:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Rye, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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277 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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56 reviews
42 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.

1 Thank levinwest
Rhode Island
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Stayed at the Kimpton Marlowe and they suggested The Friendly Toast - which we walked to on a cold morning. Warmed right up when we got there, greeted by a friendly hostess and our waiter Chris was great. And the food....was delicious. Loved reading the menu....so many different things to chose from. Quick service and the plates were huge! We... More 

1 Thank Sue B
Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I LOVE the Friendly Toast! I have taken family and friends here when they come into town. Love the new location too in Back Bay. The scrambles and omelettes are unique and delicious and so is everything else!

1 Thank Jon B
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Midcentury decor with a friendly, professional staff. Great menu options with a wide rage of options. High quality ingredients well prepared. Great hot tea of all things!

Thank Pamela K
Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

He'd eat at The Friendly Toast. The furnishings are mid-20th century suburban surrealistic and never fail to disorient and intrigue, even after many visits. The serving staff apparently spend much of their disposable income on body piercings and tats, but they are unflaggingly friendly and on the whole seem very pleased to be here, even if they are occasionally spread... More 

Thank William M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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
  • 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?