Sunday, June 6, 2010

Boston Restaurant: The Friendly Toast

Posted by Katie

What: The Friendly Toast
Where: 1 Kendall Square 
Honeys Heart: The funky decor and large breakfast selection

Anna and I recently met up for brunch at The Friendly Toast in Cambridge.

As soon as I walked in, I was reminded of one of my favorite Portland breakfast places, Beaterville, thanks to all the fun junk that clutters The Friendly Toast's bright green walls.

The Friendly Toast has quite an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, but I'm partial to french toast or pancakes when I go to brunch so that's what I focused on. I thought about ordering the Drunkard's French Toast topped with a creamy Grand Marnier and raspberry sauce ($6.75 for 1 piece, $9.25 for 2) but ultimately decided to go for the Pumpkin Pancakes with Raisinettes and whipped cream ($5.75 for 1 cake, $7.75 for 2).

One pancake was more than enough for me and the Raisinettes were a unique and tasty addition to the sweet pumpkin cakes. No need for syrup here!

Anna decided to go the egg route and created her own omelet ($7.50 plus 5 cents for each added ingredient.)

Omelets come with 2 pieces of homemade toast and a heaping helping of spicy homefries. There was so much food that Anna ended up taking half of it home.

Brunch at The Friendly Toast was great idea (thanks Anna!) and I will definitely be back when a) I'm feeling homesick and need some Portland-like funkiness and b) with the bf in tow (pretty sure he'll be able to demolish that omelet plate, no problem).