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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (59 reviews)
“pancakes” (63 reviews)
“home fries” (23 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1578
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Reviewed 3 days 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 days 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 8 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
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Went here for Saturday brunch. The biscuits under my "Kiss my Grits" dish was anything but flaky. Mainly hard and dry. Fried potatos arrived cold. The chicken fingers tasted like they had been fried, then re-heated in the microwave. Very tough. Yuk! I'd say 30%...More

Thank an4252017
Reviewed 21 November 2017

The menu was so solid - went with the Babe Benny personally, and I can attest to how amazing that one was. Nate was one of the best waiters I've ever seen, these guys were on point!

Thank BrentonR
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Awesome garden omelette with feta, asparagus mushroom and spinach. Was my go to breakfast during my trip. Great scene good service and sneak a seat at the bar if the wait for the table is too long. What a gem. The bread - amazing.

Thank David J
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Restaurant Details

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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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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