The Friendly Toast serves upscale diner food in a kitsch-encrusted space plopped incongruously in the midst of Kendall Square’s tech paradise. Surrounded by vintage ads and memorabilia, you can dig into large portions of breakfast food (served all day) and comfort food like mac and cheese, burgers, and overstuffed burritos. The crazy lines for weekend brunch make sense after you’ve seen the menu, which is clearly the work of someone with experience battling hangovers. Among the omelets and pancakes, you’ll find dishes like spicy mashed potatoes with chorizo, fried eggs, and chipotle sauce, and “drunkard’s French toast,” with Grand Marnier–raspberry sauce.
The Friendly Toast
1 Kendall Sq (Broadway and Hampshire St.).
Our Rating Neighborhood Harvard Square & Vicinity Hours Sun–Tue 8am–10pm, Wed–Thu 8am–11pm, Fri–Sat 8am–1am Transportation T: Red Line to Kendall/MIT, 10-min. walk Phone 617/621-1200 Prices Breakfast items $5–$13; main courses $10–$13 Cuisine Type American Web site The Friendly Toast
Map1 Kendall Sq Boston
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