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Hi-Rise Bread Company

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208 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1335
+1 617-876-8766
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08:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick service. Smells absolutely fantastic. Hot chocolate very satisfying. Lovely selection of baked treats and what looks to be a very reasonable selection of wines for purchase as well. Extended evening hours were greatly appreciated, especially as winter darkness lengthens it's nice to have a bakery open past 5pm.

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Thank Creecher4
Cambridge MA
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146 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I really enjoy the sandwiches and breads at Hi Rise, especially the breakfast sandwiches. The house-made artisanal breads are good, and have been for years. Some of the quirkier ones, like the potato bread, corn bread, and Boston brown bread are exceptional. The quiches – not something that's high on my list – are exemplary. Their dessert pastries are a bit... More 

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Thank Scott M
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I come here once in a while for their lattes and vanilla loaf. It's pricey, but nice. The staff is not that friendly, I rarely stay to drink my latte.

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Thank pinacolada2017
Williamsburg, Virginia
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Went for a walk from our AirBnB and found the Hi-Rise just one block away. I hd heard a lot about it and had my mid-morning coffee there. The coffee was Counter Culture and was rich and delicious. I was surprised that the walnut chocolate chip cookies were unremarkable. It was fun to watch the bakers at work.

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Thank McRenn8
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

If you are in the area and want something to eat this is a stop by. The cookies are really good, the lemon bread and the macaroon cookie (almond cookie) are the best. The sandwiches are good and big. They can be shared for two if you don't want anything that big.

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Thank Isabel G
Knoxville, Tennessee
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859 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

On a chilly rainy morning we walked up Concord to have bakery for breakfast. Glad we made the walk as the baked goods were excellent and my grandson enjoyed his muffin. Hot coffee warmed us for the walk back. Recommended and we will return.

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Thank Knox10SC
Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Hi-Rise's version of the grilled-cheese sandwich, called Classic Grilled Cheese on its menu, is nothing short of supreme. Its ingredients -- cheddar, Monterey jack, tomatoes, and spicy mustard on sourdough -- complement each other beautifully and are grilled to perfection. The sandwich is large enough for two people to share (unless you're ravenously hungry). Caveat: Hi-Rise is small and offers... More 

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Thank critiquer862
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

No question about it! Excellent quality baked goods. My negative comments are "small" but nevertheless germaine I believe. 1. Rather expensive for a neighborhood establishment - in other words we are paying what one would expect to pay in Harvard Square! Some of the staff serving retail sometimes have a bit of an attitude ... And some of the customers... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

The Pecan maple scone was very good but would be even better heated up Orange juice perfectly made sooo fresh Skim milk latte hot and rich just perfect for the morning Dan's Havana heaven huge and superb Cash for your hargo the best part of the meal a 6 as is but the baguette was a bit hard. With softer... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Delicious - from the coffee and pastry to the salads and sandwiches- everything is first class- interesting clever combinations , great presentations and dependably great flavors. Love the curried chicken salad and the mediterranean roll up. The pastry is fabulous. Not too sweet. the poppyseed cake is a winner. The brown bread comes out once a week. Do not miss... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1335
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-876-8766

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?