The Friendly Toast

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 33 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Pancakes, Breakfast + 2 more
88% of 27 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139 Directions

(617) 621-1200
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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 week ago

    We loved this place! We stayed in Boston for 3 day and kept coming here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My son has celiac disease; the food was perfect! They have separate grill for GF food. Service was perfect. People are very friendly and helpful.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Awesome diner. I'm very happy to have a place both pre- and post-Celiac diagnosis where I can safely AND happily eat. They have a separate GF cooking surface for breakfast.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Very celiac friendly. The new Burlington location is great too. The gf pancakes are cooked on a separate grill, as are the eggs and potatoes. Have eaten here many times without getting sick.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    I've eaten here a handful of times, and have never gotten sick! On my most recent visit this week, the waitress informed me that the kitchen made some changes and that the home fries are now prepared in the gluten free area of the kitchen. Needless to say, I tried them and they were delicious. They make their Udi's GF toast in the GF broiler (though I would still clarify with your server just to be safe). They have so many GF options and it's always a joy to dine here!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Staff was extremely knowledgeable. I had a scrambler with fruit, it was delicious! They do have gf bread (udi’s) and pancakes as well.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    When ordering GF toast immediately asked about allergies and informed me that potatoes not GF. Well educated staff! Next time I'll try the pancakes

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    11 months ago

    They offer Udi's bread for their toast. This was before I was officially diagnosed, so I can't say for sure how safe it is, though - I have no idea how or where they prepare any of their food.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    They don't have a gluten free menu...

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Amazing blueberry pancake!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Delicious food and accommodating of gluten free! Any of the pancakes can be made gf and tasted great. Been there twice and haven't gotten sick.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Food was delicious and waiter was very knowledgable. Waiter spoke of cross contamination with toast, hash browns, and egg wash for French toast. Had an amazing omelette and bacon cooked in separate grill.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Pancakes are gf and delicious but toast apparently is not safe. Staff claimed to have knowledge about celiac, yet I got sick from fab 5.0 on gluten free toast yesterday. Reading now that they use shared toaster..... If they had any knowledge of celiac at all they would know that is unacceptable.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    They were very respectful and knowledgeable. They still use a shared toaster but they are good about cleaning the area they cook gluten free food on.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Literally the best pancakes I've ever had, even before I was Celiac. My mom agreed. The apple pancakes and banana chocolate chip ones were delicious. A must go if you're in Boston.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Huge plate-sized GF chocolate chip pancakes = win! My husband thought they were so good that they couldn't be GF (but they definitely are/were). Planning to go back and try some of their lunch options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great food. Lots of options. GF pancakes and toast too. They use separate cookware for their gluten free foods! This places rocks.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    The staff are super knowledgable and accommodating for allergies. French toast is really great! They also have good options for lunch and dinner although a little more limiting if you are veg. I usually go with grilled cheese (add ALL the cheeses you want!) and tomato soup. This is one of the few spots I have never gotten sick at. I have definitely become a regular!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I had the gluten free version of the coconut and chocolate chip pancakes. We had a little wait while they set up the separate griddle, but the pancakes were worth waiting for, with a nice texture and good taste.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Tasted good. But I only ate 1/3 before I started getting sick. They claim they cook GF separate but my stomach is telling me different. Would be a great place to eat if eating for a GF fad diet but not for someone with Celiac. They sure didn't seem to care that I am sick either.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    The BEST GF pancakes I've ever had. I got the coconut and chocolate chip pancakes and they were phenomenal. The kids loved their GF French toast. We'll be back!!!

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    4 rating
    3 years ago

    Pancakes were phenomenal- tasted just like I remember a GOOD buttermilk pancake to be. Hollindaise sauce is also gf, so I got to have that as well! I will say the bread (think they use Udi's), fell apart a bit in a Benedict, but again, a rare treat! Waitress warned me about contamination in home fries- took the risk and am feeling a bit off. Home fries are okay, but not good enough to risk the contamination again.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    gluten free pancakes are so good. real maple syrup. large portions. fun place

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Pancakes were better than non-gf pancakes! Highly recommend the king cakes.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Choose from many gluten-free pancakes flavors. Try the King Cakes: two mini pancakes with bananas, chocolate chips inside with peanut butter and whipped cream.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Gluten free French toast!! Not on the menu, but they can almost always make it.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Delicious pancakes! I also double checked to make sure there wasn't a mistake. Very good! Would go back in a heartbeat!

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    The gf m&m pancakes were so light and fluffy we actually double-checked to make sure they weren't regular pancakes. They were incredible! The chef accidentally made gf King's Cakes (2 chocolate chip banana pancakes with peanut butter in the middle) that weren't needed so they brought those to our table for free. Phenomenal!!! Friendly people and delicious options-- all pancakes except the pumpkin ones can be made gf. I would definitely return.

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    2 rating
    5 years ago

    Went to get the kids GF pancakes as advertised. They weren't serving GF pancakes today. Didn't have any bread options either. I would not classify this restaurant as a GF friendly location.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    5 years ago

    Really cute and fun. no gluten free menu but gf pancakes and other options

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    This place is really just a sensory overload, in a good way. They are great about gluten allergies. This place is also known for combining different and strong flavors into a meal that is just so amazing. Dont go for something safe here, try something different. They offer gluten free options for their sandwiches, but i will always get the chorizo burrito without the wrap because it is so great. The flavors are so intense! Make sure to get it with home fries. They offer gluten free pancakes too. My favorite is the king cakes which have bananas and chocolate chips and have a layer of peanut butter in between and a great cream sauce on top.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast All Day
  • Cafe
Monday
8 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
8 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
8 am - 9 pm
Thursday
8 am - 9 pm
Friday
8 am - 10 pm
Saturday
8 am - 10 pm
Sunday
8 am - 9 pm
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