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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%
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“brunch” (56 reviews)
“home fries” (22 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 weeks ago

Not a great place to swing by if you're in a hurry. We had an hour wait! But after a couple mimosas at the bar across the plaza, our table was ready and it was a great experience. Every inch of this place is filled...More

Thank Heather B
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped of for a spot of breakfast on our way to MIT & Harvard and this place didn't disappoint. Portions are very generous, has a old school diner feel to the place. Definitely worth a visit if your passing.

Thank Sarahcharlie12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the ambience of the restaurant and edginess that the server's bring to the table with their attire, hair, make up or tattoo's (demeanor always pleasant). One of the main reasons I came here the 3rd time was to soak in the bright, retro...More

Thank HafsahSyed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a really good breakfast here. The server was really good and fast and we felt looked after. The place is very busy, so it took a while to get the food, but when it arrived it was very nice. A great choice of...More

Thank Mats G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There was a long line and some parties had used the App (?) to reserve tables. As a solo I was able to go directly to a seat at the bar. The service was fine. The food good although the potatoes were spicy and she...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Such fun and creative scrambles and food options! You won't be disappointed...we went on a whim our first morning in Boston and waited only 15 min for a table (go later in the morning if you don't want to wait) and were seated fairly promptly....More

Thank sea_girl_traveler
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Visited with my wife, late afternoon on a Saturday. It was busy, but staff seemed to have everything under control! We sat outside initially- ordered our food, but then the heavens opened! We were quickly relocated inside- I was so glad we went inside as...More

Thank David I
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The morning after the wedding that we attended, in Cambridge, the couple wanted to meet for breakfast at this location. Thankfully, this location has a large, open area in which it is set. As no one from the group had arrived, I went in to...More

Thank Mercedes6623
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a favorite with locals for good reason. The bread is fabulous. The meal selection excellent. The food is scrumptious. We enjoyed a great meal here. The coffee made the start of the day. For a very nice start or mid-day meal, this is...More

Thank Bernard L
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We were a bit hesitant to wait for a table when we saw that there were 17 parties ahead of us but we really wanted to eat here. My daughter was excited to try the gluten free pancakes and they did not disappoint! You can...More

Thank ohmajo
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Restaurant Details

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