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Friendly Toast now just a friendly ghost, at least in Kendall Square

The Friendly Toast in Kendall Square announced today it will not be re-opening after its Covid-19-forced shutdown earlier this year.

Via Boston Attitude.

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Oh no, this is so sad!! I remember when it opened and I was so excited I wouldn't need to go to NH to get their amazing breakfasts. I'll miss them, for sure.

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Delicious stuff, a little bit pricey but worth the indulgence. And with winter on the horizon, I fear for French Toast supplies!

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Their toast.

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They're toast.

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So close!

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I wonder why not. It was always busy, and there's plenty of patio space for outdoor tables.

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https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2020/08/31/friendly-toast-cambri...

Basically, no workers and students in the area and the outdoor patio dining season is very quickly drawing to a close. Quotes from the owner:

"The bodies just aren’t there" and "We’re just waiting for Cambridge to come back to life."

If memory serves they weren't open all that late -- they closed around 8. Not that crazy for a breakfast/brunch place but IHOP is usually 24/7. The early closing hour says to me they mostly got customers from the Kendall Square business population.

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They were packed on weekends. People from across Cambridge and Somerville went there.

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?? -> Jasmine -> Anise-> Friendly Toast -> ??

Was there anything there before Jasmine?

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I saw a restaurant in Downtown Providence earlier this year called Toast. They specialized in actual Toast. What a strange niche concept for a restaurant.

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