Yesterday morning I met a new friend for brunch at the Friendly Toast in Kendall Square in Cambridge. I had heard about the Friendly Toast in the buzz leading up to it's opening. It was covered by all the Boston press and my parents actually checked it out while they were in town in July.
The restaurant is located right in the heart of Kendall Square next to the Cambridge Brewing Company. We arrived at 11:00 a.m. and there was a 15 minute wait. We sat outside in the sunshine waiting for our name to be called.
We were eventually seated at a table in the back room of the restaurant which has floor to ceiling windows along one side. The walls are covered in kitschy knick knacks that look like they were pulled straight from your grandma's basement.
At first glance the menu looked incredible. The brunch offerings alone were fantastic. I was tempted by the pumpkin pancakes and the french toast with raspberries and Grand Marnier. I ultimately decided on an egg dish called the Guy Scramble. Its scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, avocado, black beans and salsa. It was served with home fries and cayenne-cheddar toast. Every single bite of my meal was incredible. I would order that again in a hot minute.
My dining companion ordered a dish called the Ole Miss. It was cayenne-cheddar toast topped with chipotle sweet potato puree, sausage, scrambled eggs and melted cheese. Her plate also came with home fries.
Both of our meals were delicious and I made sure to check out the lunch/dinner menu and those options looked tantalizing as well. I was particularly pleased to see there is an entire section of the menu dedicated to flavors of hot cocoa.