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The Friendly Toast

The Friendly Toast

Breakfast Spot and Diner
1 Hampshire St (at Cardinal Medeiros Ave.), Cambridge, MA 02139, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

The Friendly Toast serves up creative meals in a truly unique atmosphere and offers a fun and exciting dining experience morning, noon and night. We use the freshest ingredients (locally sourced whenever possible) and we’re environmentally friendly.


Based on 711 votes

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    Jessica M.
    "The New Orleans fries are crazy spicy and just as delicious."(10 Tips)
    Tom S.
    "Try the ole miss"(8 Tips)
    Courtney C.
    "Pumpkin pancakes with raisinettes and homemade whipped cream!"(11 Tips)
    "Go to The Friendly Toast and get the mojito milkshake!"(5 Tips)
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  • breakfast food
  • brunch food
  • pancakes
  • orleans fries
  • ole miss
  • french fries
  • vegetarian food
  • French toast
  • king cakes
  • spicy food
  • casual
  • lively
  • trendy
  • milkshakes
  • eggs
  • waffles
  • authentic
  • burritos
  • good for dates
  • sangria
  • Juanita

    The Taco After Party is new on the menu and it's AMAZING (and vegetarian)

    Juanita · 2 days ago
  • Aleksander M.

    I love the falafel wrap!

    Aleksander Meyer · 3 weeks ago
  • Magdalena M.

    Waffles! Oh my good sooosoo good! And service wonderful! I love this place! You have to wait, but is worth it!

  • Priyam S.

    Guys scramble is on point.

    Priyam Shah · March 9
  • Quinton M.

    Weekend wait was just over an hour for table for two. Don't see what all the hype is about. Ole Miss plate was way sweeter (and filling) than I had hoped. Decent pricing and service though!

    Quinton Ma · February 20
  • kapil B.

    Orlean fries.. Pumpkin pancakes.. Cheese sandwich

    kapil Bhutada · February 6
  • Raul P.


    Raul Palma-Dees · January 27
  • Joyce L.

    Chicken and Waffles is really good. The pancakes were a lot bigger than I expected, they basically fill up the entire plate (but they're still good... kinda sweet for breakfast)

    Joyce Lee · January 23
  • Conner C.

    Cheddar cayenne bread is heavenly. Mexican mash is a nice kick in the morning 👌

    Conner Charlebois · December 7, 2015
  • Melissa M.

    Ole miss , cafe liquor drinks

    Melissa M · November 1, 2015
  • Emrecan D.

    Great food but be ready to wait in the line to be seated.

    Emrecan D · October 7, 2015
  • Trevor H.

    Great breakfast! And then when you're finished, enjoy a nice morning beer. 🍻

    Trevor Holmes · September 22, 2015
  • C B.

    Georgia Reuben omg. Can't say I hated the BBQ wings either. Can't wait to go back

    C Bailey · September 15, 2015
  • Chris G.

    Amazing brunch! Great bloodies. Super kitsch. My go to hangover spot

    Chris Grundemann · September 6, 2015
  • Joseph S.

    The huevos rancheros are delicious, and the coffee is tasty.

    Joseph Silvers · August 17, 2015
  • Naiara

    This is my favourite place for brunch in Boston. Everything you order is going to be great!! Now you don't have to wait anymore. Download the app and get a text when your table is ready!

    Naiara · August 1, 2015
  • Rob O.

    Meg's American Burrito is huge and well worth it - eggs, homefries, bacon and cheese - outstanding. Also, they will text you when your table is ready - great system

    Rob O'Donoghue · July 26, 2015
  • William H.

    Great tasting, creative and affordable breakfast items. Try the Huevos Rancheros, they practically put a whole avacado on it.

    William Hoffman · July 18, 2015
  • Kelly B.

    Frappes, veggie scramble, great breads

    Kelly B · July 12, 2015
  • Jessica M.

    Don't be afraid to venture into the more creative menu items! The New Orleans fries are crazy spicy and just as delicious.

    Jessica McIntire · July 9, 2015
  • Sandra R.

    Wear your shin guards; the Bloody Mary has hella kick.

    Sandra Rubinchik · July 6, 2015
  • Mafer V.

    Very disapointed. Dont come on weekend morning unless you are aiming to wait 2hr just to get your berries had fungus inside Overrated..the food greasy.

    Mafer Villarreal · June 6, 2015
  • Olga K.

    Not only great food but you can buy tickets to the movies directly here.

    Olga K. · May 20, 2015
  • Cristina R.

    Coconut cakes. Get an order for the table as dessert!

    Cristina Ruiz · May 14, 2015
  • Xavier S.

    Great place for brunch!! You might have to wait a little bit to be seated so go early!

    Xavier Solé Acha · May 10, 2015
  • Xavier

    Red neck sandwich!!!

    Xavier · May 9, 2015
  • Taylor G.

    go early on the weekends!

    Taylor Greeley · May 2, 2015
  • Naiara

    Favorite place for brunch.Guy scramble,costa rican are all great choices. The staff is the best! Get there early because the waiting time is long but totally worth it!!

    Naiara · May 1, 2015
  • Nandi A.

    Try the homemade bread and the White Sangria.

    Nandi Anderson · March 31, 2015
  • Wendy L.

    Extremely large portions

    Wendy Lin · March 22, 2015
  • Wylie F.

    Who doesn't love breakfast food?

    Wylie Fisher · March 15, 2015
  • Tim C.

    Unique selection of food and cocktails.

    Tim Cummings · February 15, 2015
  • Enrico S.

    Good food, but extremely overrated. You can wait up to one hour for a weekend brunch...

    Enrico S · February 7, 2015
  • Pascal H.

    After waiting for 30 minutes to get a table, the waiter decided to give our table to a group of girls instead and put us back to the end of the list! Awful service.

    Pascal Hartig · January 22, 2015
  • JB S.

    I love the food at the toast, but the service at the Cambridge location tends toward the lackadaisical. The servers in Portsmouth are just as pierced and tattooed and hip, But are friendly and quick.

    JB Segal · January 9, 2015
  • Amanda

    This place looks like Cracker Barrel ate green eggs and ham and threw up. (That's a compliment.) Delicious pumpkin pancakes!

    Amanda · January 6, 2015
  • Leah S.

    Their bread is amazing; fresh and homemade. Always a special bread too!

    Leah Schatz · January 4, 2015
  • Maggie D.

    The pancakes here are huge and delicious.

    Maggie Delano · January 1, 2015
  • Vambah S.

    Caribbean waffles are incredible. Caramelized pecans encrusted into a homemade waffle. Also, try the cayenne cheese bread.

    Vambah Sillah · December 20, 2014
  • Billy

    Wait might seem intimidating, but totally worth it.

    Billy · December 1, 2014
  • Minnie K.

    Very busy during brunch. You will probably have some amount of wait time. Great for a quick and casual bite!

    Minnie Kim · November 23, 2014
  • Euni K.

    HUGE pancakes, delicious and unique flavor combinations

    Euni K · November 16, 2014
  • Mandy K.

    Nice staff and great food at a decent price. Definitely trendy with weird decorations. Get the Orleans fries, they're amazing (especially cold the next day... trust me).

    Mandy Kidney · November 6, 2014
  • Patricia

    The best (all day!) brunch spot in the city. The Guy Scramble is my go-to, the Ole Miss is my current favorite, and the pancakes are always a good choice.

    Patricia · October 15, 2014
  • Amy D.

    Booze milkshakes and the cayenne cheddar toast! Be careful of the line on weekends- usually at least an hour long

    Amy Davidson · September 4, 2014
  • Ivan B.

    The burger is average

    Ivan Burazin · August 23, 2014
  • Darrick C.

    breakfast served all day!

    Darrick Chan · August 22, 2014
  • Trevor A.

    Breakfast all day. Specials on toast and other items. Great shakes and soda pop. Outdoor and bar seating. Gets busy at lunch, especially during the week

    Trevor Arneberg · August 19, 2014
  • Adam D.

    Margarita & a breakfast burrito is the best way to start your Saturday or Sunday

    Adam D · August 17, 2014
  • Xavier

    Sklarmageddon an omelette that is built to kill! Sounds perfect :)

    Xavier · August 17, 2014

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