• The Friendly Toast

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Serves meat, vegan options available. New England group of diner-style restaurants with bar. Offers all-day breakfast and marked vegan options, including vegan mac n cheese, pancakes, tofu scramble, breakfast burrito, veggie burger, and the impossible burger. Open Mon-Thu 8:00am-2:00pm, Fri-Sat 9:00am-10:00pm, Sun 9:00am-3:00pm.

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24 Reviews

First Review by naflores


Points +47

03 Jul 2023

Great food, nice vibe

This is the second Friendly Toast location I've been to. I love all things vintage, and find the decor fun and inviting. The wait staff was attentive and efficient. Food was great! We had veggie burritos, huevos ranchos and the peanut butter pancakes. All perfect portions and fresh. It was busy when we arrived, but we were seated in under 20 minutes.

Pros: Friendly staff, Good menu variety, lots of breakfast!!, The setting itself

Cons: Can be a bit pricey



Points +129

12 May 2023

Don’t Go Alone!

Can’t comment on the food, because I couldn’t get a table.
I was told there are no tables for a party of 1 and I would have to sit at the bar.
Terrible customer service. Thought about calling the manager, but decided I didn’t want to support a place that treats people that way.


Points +131

27 Apr 2023

Good great but service less so

I ordered the burrito and thought it tasted great. The atmosphere was fun but unfortunately I found the service to be not very friendly. We were repeatedly rushed along even though it was a weekday and tables around us sat empty the whole time we were there.

Pros: A few vegan options

Cons: Service


Points +102

07 Aug 2022

Great Breakfast Place

Would give it 5 stars if the app allowed it. My new favorite breakfast place. Delicious vegan food. The vegan pancake is excellent; had it with caramelized banana. Vegan breakfast burrito and home fries were excellent. Hearty portions. Coffee was great too. Looking forward to going back when I am next in Burlington. Highly recommend!

Pros: Lots of well labled vegan options, Delicious food & great coffee, Friendly and hip waitstaff

Cons: A bit pricey, but worth it.


Points +27

19 Jul 2022

Great food!

They made my own special breakfast, it tasted wonderful

Pros: Plenty of vegetarian options

Cons: Pricy


Points +344

11 Jul 2022

good food

They have lots of vegan options. I had the breakfast burrito with scrambled tofu, vegan cheese and sausage. Would go back for sure.


Points +102

14 Mar 2022

Nice atmosphere, good vegan options

I had the vegan pasta, it was very good. The sauce and sausage was excellent but would rather have a little less of both and more veggies

Updated from previous review on 2022-03-14


Points +196

11 Dec 2021

No one mentioned the vegan power bowl!

It’s tasty and I’m not a big bowl guy.


Points +34

18 Oct 2021

So so

The vegan burrito was decent but expensive for what you get. The vegan pancakes were mediocre, too dense, but huge. They give you about a table spoon of syrup for a full plate sized pancake, but will provide more if asked. Unfortunately they don’t have any vegan butter despite their other vegan meal options. Service isn’t super fast even though we went and were seated immediately with only a few other patrons. The waitress was very nice though. Worth noting their vegan cheese option is daiya- my least favorite, but easy to order without.


Points +101

04 Oct 2021

Soooooo Good

The food here is incredible. Awesome plant based options and they can even make things that aren't vegan l, vegan. A must whenever we go to Burlington.

Pros: Great food, Decent prices


Points +32

27 Aug 2021

Not bad

Lots of vegan friendly options, once gave me real meat when i ordered veg sausage though…


Points +56

30 May 2021

Tofu scramble

Love the atmosphere!! Got the tofu scramble was good but a little bland.


Points +135

12 Oct 2020

Vegan Options

A few vegan options on the menu, which makes it a great spot with meat eating friends. Cute diner with ok vegan food.


Points +44

01 Mar 2020

good vegan options

a couple of good vegan options, a lot for a diner! had the vegan breakfast burrito. would’ve wanted a bit more food, but was satisfied with the meal. also great atmosphere inside the restaurant and nice staff.


Points +51

17 Aug 2019

Awesome comfort food!

the vegan items on the menu are pretty basic(pancakes, burrito, impossible burger, etc) but SO good. They put their own spin on it and I’m never disappointed

Pros: Cool atmosphere , Friendly staff , Easy to order vegan

Cons: Less vegan options


Points +300

29 Jul 2019

Vegan Diner Food Done Well

I went to the Friendly Toast location in Portsmouth, NH many years ago and there really weren't any vegan options. It's good to see they have since updated their menu with way more vegan options.

During my stay in Burlington I ate here twice. The vegan breakfast burrito is huge and is great with a touch of sriracha. The scrambles are good as well. They have 3 types of toast that are vegan, but no vegan butter/margarine option.

Pros: Large portion, Comfort Food


Points +1461

16 Jul 2019

Poor service and mediocre food

This place was good for breakfast but nothing to write home about. It’s a good place to have available because breakfast in Burlington wasn’t as easy for vegans as lunch/dinner, but I wouldn’t bother for other meals. One standout item was the mimosa flight, which was a lot of fun.

The service, however, was horrible. The wait is really long almost every time of day, and they don’t take reservations. Instead, they force you to join the “waitlist” on Yelp (a company I avoid for their terrible tactics used on restaurants), and then aren’t able to honor the wait times listed.

They leave tables open both inside and out because the kitchen is easily overwhelmed and gets backed up, which is frustrating to see when you’re stuck standing outside for a 45-minute wait. They will also sometimes slow down seating (not filling newly-opened tables at the same rate they had been) to avoid kitchen backup, which means the estimated wait times can grow from what’s originally estimated.

The staff is friendly but a lot of them are either poorly trained or working under managers who are bad at their jobs. It’s not their fault, so if you do go, don’t take your frustrations at the management of the place out on your servers and tip them well. I heard a lot of folks grumbling about leaving bad tips because of the service, but they were doing the best they could; this was clearly a top-down issue.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Outdoor seating, Large breakfast menu

Cons: Terrible management, Long wait times; must use Yelp, Food is just ok


Points +34

08 Jul 2019

Vegan Fast Food

Quick and easy processed vegan food. Not the worst, not the best. Daiya cheese, impossible burgers and the like. The tofu breakfast burrito is decent. Not bad in a pinch, better options in the downtown area.


Points +329

08 Jul 2019

Nice patio, decent options

Unfortunately they were out of the impossible burger, but the nachos and breakfast burrito were pretty good.

Pros: Outdoor seating


Points +62

25 May 2019

great vegan options!

I visited here with my mother this morning and we loved it! The environment is very unique and the menu is very extensive. I opted for the vegan pancakes with bananas and chocolate chips. They even bring in mini bottles of Grade A Organic VT-made maple syrup! So good! My mom got the blueberry muffins, but she didn’t care for them much. No plastic straws or styrofoam to-go containers (compostable options!!) so I was very glad to hear that! Although the prices were quite high, I will definitely be returning!

Pros: Good vegans options , Sustainable packaging , Fun environment

Cons: Expensive , Not many vegan options (4ish total)


Points +86

11 May 2019

Vegan indulgences!

Lots of vegan options, if you are in the mood for processed vegan food! This isn’t where you get quinoa bowls or whole foods ... you can, however, get vegan pancakes, nachos, burgers (impossible burger), melty vegan wraps, tofu scrams, and exciting things like cheesy tater tots covered in strawberry habanero glaze (a modification of an existing non-vegan menu item.)

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Super tasty and indulgent , Great atmosphere


Points +126

21 Apr 2019

lots of options!

they recently changed their menu (may 2019) but still have many vegan options, and can substitute impossible burgers for a few items. really cool and inviting environment and the service there is really kind, though sometimes a bit slow when busy. prices are a little high but doable.

Pros: lots of vegan options, cool environment

Cons: little expensive, slow service at times


Points +46

07 Apr 2019

Soooo good. So many options!

We’ve eaten here twice now. Really good both times! Lots of options.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Pretty much any menu item can be made vegan, Really nicely decorated

Cons: Chocolate chips for pancakes are not vegan😒


Points +26

24 Nov 2018

Amazing vegan friendly restaurant

A very fun and eclectic environment. The vegan nachos were scrumptious. Even my relatives who aren't vegan took part and said they were tasty. They have many vegan options for breakfast since they have vegan cheese and tofu, almost anything can be made vegan. I ordered the build your own scrambled and added the impossible burger for an extra punch at only $3 extra. Two out of three of their breads are vegan. Oh and they have vegan gluten free pnacakes which made my heart sing. So of course I took the leftovers with me.

Pros: A great amount of vegan options., The staff were very friendly and accommodating.

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