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as promised, now i’ll tell you a bit about the friendly toast in kendall square/cambridge - the spot that jane and i grabbed lunch during our quick trip to boston. obviously after lunch here, we saved room for those kick*ss cupcakes, though!

i’ve been to this restaurant 2-3 other times and always opt for breakfast food, since that’s the best meal of the day! during my most recent visit, i ordered an egg white omelette with avocado and goat cheese. two of my favorite foods rolled into one dish? perfect. i got homemade cinnamon toast and potatoes as sides, but left the potatoes because they were a little spicy for my liking. the bread was deeelish, though!

jane was craving a grilled cheese, so she ordered from the lunch side of the menu. i’m telling you, this menu is filled with some very interesting combinations that i would never think to pair together (like the mr. haegar: “a messy melt of dill pickles, cheddar, plum tomatoes, dijon mustard and horseradish mayonnaise on grilled oatmeal bread”). everything that comes out of the kitchen always looks good, though, and they have lots of options for different appetites. there are gluten free items, vegetarian dishes, food for meat lovers and simpler things for picky palates. next time i think i’m going to go with the PUMPKIN PANCAKES!

anywho, as you can see in the pictures, the best part about this place is the decor! everything is straight out of the 50/60s and the walls are painted bright with tons to look at. sometimes it feels like sensory overload, but the advertisements, products and decor makes me feel like i’m in an episode of happy days. i love it!

the friendly toast | kendall square | 1 hampshire street | cambridge, ma | 02139

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today i took a quick trip to beantown with my friend jane and it was such a nice, spur of the moment, midweek treat! jane, you see, is incredibly smart and driven (not to mention thoughtful and fun!) and we’ve been friends since seventh grade. after dominating the midwest, she’s now back east for grad school at MIT (nerd pride, as she says) and had to run to the city to pick up keys for her summer sublet. we enjoyed lunch at the friendly toast (more on that later!), perused the bookstore and per my recommendation, stopped at kick*ss cupcakes, my favorite cupcake shop in the boston area!
these are no chocolate and vanilla, plain old cupcakes (although the chocolate and vanilla are so good, too!). see, i’m not usually a huge fan of frosting (too sweet sometimes), but this frosting is just the right amount and SO DELICIOUS. the flavors i picked out yesterday included ginger peach bellini (with a raspberry on top), the somerville special (espresso cupcake, marshmallow filling, nutella frosting), lemon meringue (lemon cupcake, lemon curd and real torched meringue on top), chocolate cupcake/vanilla frosting and vanilla cupcake/chocolate frosting, as well as the super chocolate (brownie cupcake with bittersweet chocolate and chocolate shavings).
they have so many other inventive flavors, too (i love me some s’mores cupcake!), but i didn’t want to have a lifetime supply of cupcakes on my counter, because that would require me to eat. them. all. and remember what they say - treat treats as treats! this was a special treat, for sure :)
if you ever find yourself in davis square, i couldn’t recommend it any more! check it out - you’ll thank me later :)
kick*ss cupcakes |  davis square | 378 highland street | somerville, ma | 02124

today i took a quick trip to beantown with my friend jane and it was such a nice, spur of the moment, midweek treat! jane, you see, is incredibly smart and driven (not to mention thoughtful and fun!) and we’ve been friends since seventh grade. after dominating the midwest, she’s now back east for grad school at MIT (nerd pride, as she says) and had to run to the city to pick up keys for her summer sublet. we enjoyed lunch at the friendly toast (more on that later!), perused the bookstore and per my recommendation, stopped at kick*ss cupcakes, my favorite cupcake shop in the boston area!

these are no chocolate and vanilla, plain old cupcakes (although the chocolate and vanilla are so good, too!). see, i’m not usually a huge fan of frosting (too sweet sometimes), but this frosting is just the right amount and SO DELICIOUS. the flavors i picked out yesterday included ginger peach bellini (with a raspberry on top), the somerville special (espresso cupcake, marshmallow filling, nutella frosting), lemon meringue (lemon cupcake, lemon curd and real torched meringue on top), chocolate cupcake/vanilla frosting and vanilla cupcake/chocolate frosting, as well as the super chocolate (brownie cupcake with bittersweet chocolate and chocolate shavings).

they have so many other inventive flavors, too (i love me some s’mores cupcake!), but i didn’t want to have a lifetime supply of cupcakes on my counter, because that would require me to eat. them. all. and remember what they say - treat treats as treats! this was a special treat, for sure :)

if you ever find yourself in davis square, i couldn’t recommend it any more! check it out - you’ll thank me later :)

kick*ss cupcakes |  davis square | 378 highland street | somerville, ma | 02124

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