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Hi-Rise Bread Company

208 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1335
617-876-8766
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Ranked #138 of 540 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
California
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed the variations of brioche. Delicious, as were the other baked items we tried. Friendly staff. Long way from Harvard Square.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Check prices when you order, and again before you hand them your card, the amount they overcharge may shock you. If they make a 'mistake', expect denial, rudeness and the owner to come out and shout at you. The tuna was old, the vegetables limp, the bread greasy. The floors and tables are not clean. Oh, and expect the order... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Amazing bakery, wonderful ambiance, delicious sandwiches, but all at a premium price. The only drawback here is how expensive it is. Occasionally I would treat myself to a lunch here and I would walk away with a delicious sandwich and a coffee, and $15 less in my pocket.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Everything i have ever had here is scrumptious!! From the amazing variety of fabulous hand crafted with love breads, to the creative and oh so yummy desserts, to the huge[ easily big enough for two] sandwiches. This is wonderful food made with beautiful fresh ingredients, by people who love food!!! You can't go wrong here.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We enjoyed our breakfast/lunch at the Hi-Rise, but were disappointed that they were out of several menu items (including something basic like fruit, which was supposed to accompany some of the breakfasts or be part of the breakfasts). The food we did order was delicious and the location was quite convenient, but several of us made secondary choices because of... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great atmosphere, fabulous coffee and delicious pastries! Don't miss the apricot filled brioche or the small egg sandwiches by the counter...can't wait to go back!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Simply scrumptious, no other way to describe their sandwiches. Very pricey, but each sandwich is big enough to feed two. And if you are in a hurry and the place is crowded?, forget it. Good food cannot be rushed, so be prepared too wait a while. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Really good bread, cappuccino, and baked goods. The lemonade is good. Ask for no ice since they really load up on the ice. It costs an extra buck for no ice but totally worth it. Tip: ask for countertop sandwich.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The bread and pastry is out of this world. Prices are a bit high and at the main store/bakery some of the staff has an "attitude." But still, we love what they produce. And eat (too) much of it!!! Sandwiches and take-out are good.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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176 reviews 176 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The popularity of Hi-Rise continues to puzzle me. Their bread is okay at best. Sandwiches are decent, if expensive. But their other items (cookies, brioche, sweet breads, etc.) are a consistent disappointment. There's very little quality control -- things are often over-baked and dry. Service is full of attitude. The success of Hi-Rise seems to come down to location, certainly... More

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