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208 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1335
+1 617-876-8766
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 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.

1 Thank Rob T
Boston, Massachusetts
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143 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 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.

1 Thank SeeSmellTasteTouch
Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 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 

1 Thank travbuddy_28
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 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!

2 Thank CristinaDVRK
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 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.

3 Thank Diegolasso
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 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.

1 Thank taknev24
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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184 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 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.

Thank SLRS5
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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327 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 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 

Thank Filmprof
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2012

I love the hi-rise. People complain that it's overpriced... well, maybe a bit so. But the food is great, and the prices aren't anywhere near what this quality of food would be in a fancy-schmancy restaurant, so - get over it, folks. Though I do enjoy their salads and sandwiches, what I keep coming back for, and dream about, is... More 

1 Thank Iniren
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2012

True story - confirmed by a member of my familiy how lives in Cambridge. At one time muffins were ordered for the Soprano set. This place is great on bread and a fave of mine is their Semolina - which for reasons beyond the dreams of man - they are now longer selling over the counter. Thats just crazy... Their... More 

2 Thank Allan N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1335
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-876-8766

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?