We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Hi-Rise Bread Company

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
208 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1335
+1 617-876-8766
08:00 - 20:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 51: English reviews
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

everything is homemade... I had the short rib sandwich and it was probably the best sandwich I've ever had in my life. My dad and I also could not help ourselves and grabbed three different types of homemade cookies!!

Thank louiseandreeff
Newmarket, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Quick service. Smells absolutely fantastic. Hot chocolate very satisfying. Lovely selection of baked treats and what looks to be a very reasonable selection of wines for purchase as well. Extended evening hours were greatly appreciated, especially as winter darkness lengthens it's nice to have a bakery open past 5pm.

Thank Creecher4
Cambridge MA
Level Contributor
181 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I really enjoy the sandwiches and breads at Hi Rise, especially the breakfast sandwiches. The house-made artisanal breads are good, and have been for years. Some of the quirkier ones, like the potato bread, corn bread, and Boston brown bread are exceptional. The quiches – not something that's high on my list – are exemplary. Their dessert pastries are a bit... More 

Thank Scott M
Level Contributor
100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I come here once in a while for their lattes and vanilla loaf. It's pricey, but nice. The staff is not that friendly, I rarely stay to drink my latte.

Thank pinacolada2017
Williamsburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

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.

Thank McRenn8
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 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.

Thank Isabel G
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
859 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 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.

Thank Knox10SC
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 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 

Thank critiquer862
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 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 

1 Thank Tobias P
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
429 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 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 

3 Thank Peter_Bomberg

Travellers who viewed Hi-Rise Bread Company also viewed


Been to Hi-Rise Bread Company? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hi-Rise Bread Company staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?