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Hi-Rise Bread Company

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1663 Massachusetts Ave, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-1807
+1 617-492-3003
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the brown bread especially, slice or whole loaf. Don't care for their quiche. Like banana bread.

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Thank HarrisBoston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Hi-Rise never disappoints, but the employees are always surly - never friendly, never patient.

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Thank Melissa A
Arlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The food at this place is fantastic. The vanilla pound cake is to die for. The cheddar snails are so good they haunt my dreams. All of the sandwiches and salads are great too. I've absolutely never been disappointed here, except of course when they run out of the cheddar snails. The people who serve the customers have never been... More 

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Thank Kat M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We trekked a good distance from downtown Boston to try this place and we weren't disappointed. We had a very impressive coronation chicken sandwich (curried chicken essentially) and it was great. We shared it between two and it was just right for a light lunch. The only criticism is that it was quite expensive for a sandwich regardless of how... More 

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Thank mikeanddani2013
Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Love the breakfast at the Hi Rise, specially the Morning Glory muffin, and the Lemon Blueberry muffin. Very nice place to have breakfast, inside or outside.

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Thank niva b
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

tasty baked goods along w/ some soups, quiche, sandwiches. it's a bit pricey but the ingredients must be top shelf.

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Thank marybeth02140
Boston
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Lots of interesting brunch choices. Great coffee. Get the brown bread toasted. A classic Boston food done perfectly. Quality is very high so you pay a little more but it is completely worth it.

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Thank EastBostonGuy
Portland, ME, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

This was another try for this place after a few bad experiences. Coffee was crunchy - I did not investigate. I do not know what they did to the poor tomatoes in the sandwich but they were all gooey. Bread was hard and tasteless. I really wanted to like this place!

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Thank Anne Marie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Two soups on offer (one veggy) and a host of sandwiches. Café style, and very busy, filled with students and their laptops. There's also a row of seats along the window looking out. Sandwiches were very good.

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Thank weezercam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

It is always a treat to go to Hi-Rise. Their sandwiches are wonderful and the pastries all look so good it is hard to choose one. I love to go here for lunch and I always treat myself to a sweet with coffee for dessert.

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Thank stuzzi2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1663 Massachusetts Ave, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-1807
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-492-3003

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?