I went to the Friendly Toast in Kendall Square (Cambridge) last week for my co-workers birthday.
She is also gluten free and I am so glad she introduced me to this place!! Before this, I hadn’t ordered pancakes in a restaurant since 2008!
I was really happy seeing that they offer gluten free pancakes. They have all kinds of delectable gluten free pancakes – blueberry, chocolate chip, M&M, toffee crumble, coconut with cashews, chocolate chips and drizzled with coconut sauce (My mouth is drooling just typing that!).
I ordered one pancake, and it was HUGE; it was the size of my plate! It was so fluffy and delicious! I didn’t want to stop eating because it was just that good, but I was so stuffed and I only got ¾ through the entire thing.
Breakfast is served all day, which means you can have pancakes for lunch or dinner! Most of the egg dishes are gluten free, as are many of the sides; we had homefries. Homefries are one of my favorite breakfast items but I did not like these, a little too spicy for me and served more like boiled sliced potatoes.
There are salads on the menu too, and I was told that they have corn tortillas so it would be possible to get a sandwich on a corn tortilla.
The Friendly Toast is quirky, but in a good way, with bizarre décor and a 1930’s-1940’s vibe.
Just a heads up, the Friendly Toast is CASH ONLY. They have an atm inside you can use but just be prepared.
Location: One Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA.