Restaurant Review: The Friendly Toast

The Friendly Toast
Address: 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Tucked away in the heart of MIT-land, The Friendly Toast is the ultimate 1950's diner.
I recommend it with all my heart and stomach.
 Costa Rican 
Black beans and plum tomatoes under melted provolone, two sunny side eggs,
sour cream, potatoes and homemade oatmeal toast.
Pumpkin Pancakes
"Just like pumpkin pie, with Raisinettes inside and neat whipped cream on top."
I had the lucky opportunity to brunch at The Friendly Toast several weeks ago.  Plan for a healthy appetite and a little patience, because the portions are large but the wait can be long.  Prepare for a groovy atmosphere, complete with Buddy Holly tunes and a life-size vintage Barbie model.  Need I say more?  Next you will be ushered into the vibrant dining room, bursting with the cacophony of clinking glasses, scraping plates, boistrous laughing, and all the natural sounds of happy people chowing down.

Now to the food.  I've discovered that syrupy bites of pumpkin pancake dissolve easily when mixed with homemade whipped cream.  The experience only gets better when you unsuspectingly chew into a Raisinette. The Costa Rican eggs were equally scrumptious, offering a wholesome feast of savory black beans mixed with runny yolk, complimented with crunchy oatmeal toast.

Aren't the photos gorgeous?  A special thanks to Alan for his DSLR camera!

The toast was indeed friendly.


Utchima said...

Finally the post:) I've been waiting to hear about this:) Definitely have to go check this place out..maybe with u and the photographer?? hehe Thanks for the wonderful post sista!

Anonymous said...

It sounds like the sort of place you love while you're there, but that makes you feel compelled to run 5 miles out of sheer guilt.

Rachel said...

Utchi, yes let's go!

@Anonymous: yes it's quite the enjoyable experience with quite a bit of food! no guilt! : )

MelindaRD said...

Looks good, especially those pumpkin pancakes. Yum!

Emily said...

The friendly toast looks so cute! And I love love pumpkin pancakes; we just ate them last night! :)

Alison @ Hospitality Haven said...

The pumpkin pancakes are what caught my eye!! ;)

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