The Friendly Toast

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    ( 6 reviews )
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1 Kendall Square Ste B310, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 02139

Serves meat, vegan options available. Diner style restaurant with bar. Offers marked vegan choices and all-day breakfast. Several locations. Open Mon-Thu 8:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 8:00am-12:00am, Sun 8:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

6 Reviews

First Review by Troktagon

Awesome food and great decor! - Edit

I stopped for brunch at The Friendly toast on a weekend trip to Boston and it was a great experience.
The place is very inviting with great 50s style decor and wacky colors. Staff is very friendly, and even when the place is packed they are speedy and attentive. The menu. while not vegan or vegetarian by any stretch, is very ample and does feature a surprising number of labeled vegan options.
I ordered the vegan tofu wrap and a slice of their cinnamon raisin bread. The wrap was a good size and came warm, accompanied by a small salad, and filled with quinoa, veggies, and tofu. The filling was well seasoned and not overly greasy. The slice of bread was sadly white as opposed to whole wheat, but still tasty. It came warm and toasted.
I would definitely recommend this spot and I myself look forward to returning and trying out more of the vegan items on their menu. Yes vegan pancakes, I'm looking at you.

Pros: Good food, Vegan options on the menu, Great Service

Cons: Crowded

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Mediocre veggie food - Edit

I was thrilled they have a number of vegetarian dishes, but have gone twice and been disappointed both times -- food didn't have a lot of flavor (though it's fresh and cooked well).

Pros: veggie options, cool decor

Cons: mediocre food

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Cute vibe. Meh food. - Edit

We had home fries, tofu scramble, chili. All pretty unimpressive, especially for the price. The bread was good.

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Wish it had more vegan options - Edit

I wish this place had more vegan options but they're very good about veganizing the vegetarian options. I love the atmosphere and the staff has always been friendly and helpful. My favorite plate to get is the Kates Scramble, without the vegetarian sausage (it's not vegan) or the cheese and toast. They replace the toast with a bagel that IS vegan. It's a great dish.

Pros: Great staff, fun atmosphere , TONS of food, will feed you for days

Cons: not that vegan friendly, bit pricey

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Great atmosphere, few vegan options - Edit

This place has a very interesting kitsch decor and is very popular, so you may be up for a long wait during peak times (especially Sunday brunch). They have very few on-the-menu vegan options (only 2 on my last check), which don't appeal to me, but they can do off-menu substitutions and after I discovered the tasty "vegan-version Guy Scramble" (a tofu scramble with avocado and nice seasonings, with home fries), I started to like it better.

If you make brunch plans with vegan-hostile omnivores, this is a good choice, but if your friends are vegan-friendly, much better options exist, especially True Bistro (Sat/Sun all-vegan brunch) in Somerville or Veggie Planet (Sunday all-vegetarian brunch with good vegan options) or Veggie Galaxy (breakfast-anytime diner with lots of vegan options) in Cambridge; Veggie Galaxy is not far from The Friendly Toast, maybe 1-1.5 miles (a long walk or short drive).

They have an interesting cocktail menu.

Pros: great atmosphere, friendly staff, vegan-version Guy Scramble

Cons: very few vegan options

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Good food. Popular, long wait - Edit

Went here when we visited Boston. Had a long wait, even in the summer time when campuses are emptier. Had a few options. I got a good hash brown scramble. Interior is tacky 50-esque, but good if you like that sort of place.

Cons: Long wait

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