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“Grilled-cheese sandwich: worth a detour”

Hi-Rise Bread Company
Ranked #9 of 31 Bakeries in Cambridge
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
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 sparse seating; I'd never even seen empty seats there in the past, which is the main reason I'd not sampled the grilled cheese in earlier forays to the bakery for its also-excellent brown bread, until around Xmas week this past year, when crowds had thinned out. And grilled cheese doesn't lend itself well to takeout. So maybe go on an off-hour.

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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 seem to settle in for the morning ...

1  Thank Tobias P
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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 baguette it would be a 7

3  Thank Peter_Bomberg
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Reviewed 17 November 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 it. The raisin pecan bread is sinful. Not sweet but definitely addictive. I like the original bakery. It has all the baking action and the big common table.

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1  Thank ItTastesSoGood
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Reviewed 1 November 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.

1  Thank Claudia H
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