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“Coffee great, cookies okay”

Hi-Rise Bread Company
Ranked #9 of 31 Bakeries in Cambridge
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
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.

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Thank Chris R
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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
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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.

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Thank Knox10SC
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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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Thank critiquer862
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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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