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Hi-Rise Bread Company

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Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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208 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1335
617-876-8766
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8:00 am - 8:00 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: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    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
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
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Los Angeles, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This Hi-Rise is in a mostly residential section of Cambridge. We went several times for breakfast and had various specialties, a basket of mixed toast and different breakfast sandwiches. One day the toast was a really delightful assortment of different types of bread, the next it was just two kinds, a challah and something else, a little more boring. It... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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