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Hi-Rise Bread Company

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208 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1335
617-876-8766
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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738 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 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
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 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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276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 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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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 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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1 Thank ItTastesSoGood
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The warm restaurant is filled with the smell of fresh baked goods made right on the premises. This is a great place for breakfast or lunch, or for a light snack. Watch the bakers craft their specialties as you eat, and bring home dessert and a bottle of wine or craft liquor as a treat.

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Mauritius
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

What I like best about Hi-Rise is the fact that it has such a strong home made feel. The cakes are also more home style and thus it adds to the nicety of the place. While the ground floor is rather nice and warm, the upper floor has more of an empty and cold feel to it. In summer time... More 

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boston
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I have been going to hi-rise for over 15 years. Over this time, there have been incidents that I have overlooked. My sister used to frequent with me and had a terrible experience when she ask for her 6 year old son to use the bathroom and they said NO! He had to go behind their dumpster to go the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1335
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 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?