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Hi-Rise Bread Company

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208 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1335
617-876-8766
Today
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great bread

Unless you have time to drive to Anarosa's in Salisbury for the REAL thing, this is the next best bread scene in Boston. Go. Try. Eat. ALso: the wine is pretty good and they offer six packs of wine for $60. Also, they make an EXCELLENT roast chicken for take out. Try that -- it is truly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2014
Shantap
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Watertown, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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English first
Watertown, Massachusetts
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137 reviews 137 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Unless you have time to drive to Anarosa's in Salisbury for the REAL thing, this is the next best bread scene in Boston. Go. Try. Eat. ALso: the wine is pretty good and they offer six packs of wine for $60. Also, they make an EXCELLENT roast chicken for take out. Try that -- it is truly spectacular.

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boston
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

i have to say the quality is great but the prices are outragous! i was sitting with my son at a communal table so no service etc..which is fine been going for years...i looked over an observed an apple pie was well over $25 dollars for something not that big..i was thinking...apples are in season and what can you do... More 

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California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 restaurant reviews
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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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 208 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1335
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-876-8766

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bakery
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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