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Hi-Rise Bread Company

) #13 of 32 Bakeries in Cambridge #234 of 496 Places to Eat in Cambridge ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Cafe
1663 Massachusetts Ave, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-1807
+1 617-492-3003
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“quiche” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (10 reviews)
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American, Cafe
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1663 Massachusetts Ave, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-1807
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to HiRise many times; their sandwiches are consistently good , though high priced, and the service is consistently unpleasant at best, surly at it's worst. At my recent visit my partner and I ordered a soup and a rice bowl to share. The...More

Thank 77pch
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I like the brown bread especially, slice or whole loaf. Don't care for their quiche. Like banana bread.

Thank HarrisBoston
Reviewed 8 February 2017

The food at Hi-Rise never disappoints, but the employees are always surly - never friendly, never patient.

Thank Melissa A
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The food at this place is fantastic. The vanilla pound cake is to die for. The cheddar snails are so good they haunt my dreams. All of the sandwiches and salads are great too. I've absolutely never been disappointed here, except of course when they...More

Thank Kat M
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We trekked a good distance from downtown Boston to try this place and we weren't disappointed. We had a very impressive coronation chicken sandwich (curried chicken essentially) and it was great. We shared it between two and it was just right for a light lunch....More

Thank mikeanddani2013
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Love the breakfast at the Hi Rise, specially the Morning Glory muffin, and the Lemon Blueberry muffin. Very nice place to have breakfast, inside or outside.

Thank niva b
Reviewed 21 May 2016

tasty baked goods along w/ some soups, quiche, sandwiches. it's a bit pricey but the ingredients must be top shelf.

Thank marybeth02140
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Lots of interesting brunch choices. Great coffee. Get the brown bread toasted. A classic Boston food done perfectly. Quality is very high so you pay a little more but it is completely worth it.

Thank EastBostonGuy
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

This was another try for this place after a few bad experiences. Coffee was crunchy - I did not investigate. I do not know what they did to the poor tomatoes in the sandwich but they were all gooey. Bread was hard and tasteless. I...More

Thank Anne Marie C
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Two soups on offer (one veggy) and a host of sandwiches. Café style, and very busy, filled with students and their laptops. There's also a row of seats along the window looking out. Sandwiches were very good.

Thank weezercam
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1663 Massachusetts Ave, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-1807
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-492-3003
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