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Jan 27, 2010 02:22 AM

what to order at Friendly Toast?

going there Friday for a casual business lunch. Looked on line at the menu. there is a huge selection. How can I pare it down? What is not to be missed?

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  1. Elvis Cakes- two huge pancakes with bananas and chocolate chips, sandwiched with peanut butter... fresh whipped cream on the top. Side of bacon.

    Tofu scrambles are good, too.

    1. I really enjoy the french toast made with the house-baked anadama, which is a darker bread made with molasses. The house-baked cinnamon raisin also makes for a tasty french toast.

      1. I'm a big Friendly Toast fan, but not so fond of the sweet offerings as many folks are - although I'm a huge fan of pancake/waffle type breakfasts, I find the ones at FT over-the-top sweet.

        I love the Green Eggs and Ham (poached eggs with ham on toasted anadama bread, covered in a dill-heavy herbed sauce), plus (for a *little* touch of sweetness) a side order of cinnamon toast made with their amazing cinnamon-raisin bread.

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        1. re: Allstonian

          Hahaha... you're right. The pancakes are completely over the top.

          1. re: Allstonian

            Seconded: I have to fight to keep myself from ordering the Green Eggs and Ham even if I'm going there for dinner.

            1. re: Allstonian

              Like you, I'm not a big fan of sweet offerings in general for breakfast but at Friendly Toast it is even more over the top.

              The first time I went to Friendly Toast, I ordered the Mr. Haegar, a cheddar cheese melt with dill pickles, plum tomatoes, Dijon mustard, and horseradish mayonnaise. It is served on grilled oatmeal bread but I substituted for the cayenne cheddar bread. I also substituted the side of chips with a side of homefries. I was absolutely in love with my sandwich. It was messy and it was delicious.

              1. re: CreativeFoodie42

                See, that's the thing - I *AM* a big fan of sweet breakfasts. I love the pancakes at Deluxe Town Diner and the waffles at Centre Street, for instance. But the sweet breakfasts at Friendly Toast are too much for me - even when I want a sweet breakfast, I want breakfast, not dessert!

            2. The cayenne-cheddar bread is pretty good. Get it if you have an omlette or eggs.

              1. I agree with keeping it on the more simple side. I'm a fan of their egg sandwich (I order mine over easy with jalapeno jack cheese on cayenne cheddar bread) and their pancakes.

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                1. re: Blumie

                  thanks all, I notice no one talking about the sandwiches or other non-breakfast type items. I think I'll try the green eggs and ham!

                  1. re: momoftwo

                    I actually have had a sandwich there for a late lunch one day- I had to refrain from posting about it as I cannot even remember what it was/what was in it. It was that good.... :-) Actually Im sure it wasnt bad- it just wasnt memorable.

                    1. re: fmcoxe6188

                      I love the tortilla pressed thing with smoked turkey etc. And am crazy about the sweet potato fries. Grilled cheese is good!

                      I usually look at the menu and think it's got that TGI Friday's thing of just too many ingredients, but in everything I"ve had there, they manage to pull it off.