Located in Cambridge’s bustling tech center – Kendall Square – is a restaurant reminiscent of decades past: The Friendly Toast. However, in the typical fashion of this cutting edge neighborhood, The Friendly Toast takes the original 1950s diner aesthetic, and completely flips it on its head. The traditional vinyl-topped bar stools clash perfectly against the acid green walls, and the eccentrically decorated walls included classic ’50s ads coexisting alongside giant burger heads and decapitated dolls. A new location also just opened in Boston’s Back Bay!
In addition to the eclectic décor, any visit to The Friendly Toast will also include an offbeat and exceptionally friendly staff, and giant portion sizes. This is also a great option for vegetarian or vegan diets, with tofu scrambles and vegetarian proteins being available instead of eggs, or sausage/bacon. And, again twisting the typical diner standards, The Friendly Toast also offers beers, wines, and an extensive menu of quirkily named cocktails.
I must be perfectly honest in my raving review, though, and admit one of the top reasons I frequent the Friendly Toast is my love affair with all that is breakfast food. And with a full menu including everything from pancakes to eggs benedict until 22:00 on weekdays, and 00:00 on Fridays and Saturdays, The Friendly Toast will always hold a place in my heart (and stomach). And with a new Back Bay location, they’re more accessible than ever!