Eggs and Pancakes and Cupcakes, Oh My!

by Lauren on May 29, 2010

On a recent trip to my hometown of Boston, I discovered several eateries worth sharing:


Bliss Cupcakes
Zero Brattle Street, Cambridge
49 Massachusetts Ave., Back Bay

On the menu is a single gluten-free item, their flourless chocolate cupcake. Frosting must be purchased separately by the “shot.” Though rich, the ones I tried on my visit were slightly dry. *Bliss is not a gluten-free dedicated facility, though the flourless recipe itself has no gluten ingredients.


The Friendly Toast
1 Kendall Square, Cambridge

I’ve always loved sweet things in the morning. But after going gluten-free, brunching with friends requires I avoid the beloved pancake menu completely. Not at The Friendly Toast, which just introduced gluten-free pancakes in late May. The chocolate chip and banana King Cakes are served with a dollop of melted peanut butter in between, with whipped cream and bacon. Had the peanut butter not been the sweetened ice-cream sundae type, it would have been perfect. But this came pretty close to perfection. And fit for a king.


East Coast Grill
1271 Cambridge St., Inman Square

Get there early to grab a seat. Their weekend latin brunch boasts molasses-sweetened plantains, spicy hot selections, and a raw oyster offering. I recommend the Yucatan breakfast platter with eggs, beans, mango and avocado. They take great care of patrons with food allergies.

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Betsy May 30, 2010 at 12:48 am

oh cuteness on the Friendly Toast joint! Now I need to get to Boston!!

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Lauren May 28, 2012 at 9:32 pm

The King Cakes are to die for. Chocolate chip pancakes with peanut butter, banana, whipped cream, and a side of bacon. Let me know when you’re in town!

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Allie November 10, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Wait a minute, The Friendly Toast has gluten free pancakes!?!?! How did I not know this! Glad I stumbled upon your blog & found this out :)thanks!!

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Lauren May 28, 2012 at 9:33 pm

They sure do. Though the wait is ridiculous between 11am – 1pm. Get there at 9:30am for a prime seat!

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