The Concord Ave. location of Hi Rise Bread Company is the original location. Patrons can watch breads and pastries being made in the open kitchen, pick up beer and wine or even grab dinner to go (fresh or frozen). There’s a great communal table here as well as some smaller tables by the window. It’s packed here, just like the Mass Ave location, but this one feels a little more spacious.
I don’t get lunch here this time, I’m only here for some sweets. There are so many to choose from and Leah has hooked me on the vanilla bread. The problem is that I want one of everything. How good do those lemon meringue pies look? Oh and those home made oreos? Yeah. Exactly. I love the lemon curd cakes too, they’re just pure perfection. All of their baked goods are rich – so rich, and what I like about them is that they aren’t sickly sweet.
So should you decide to pop in for lunch, what can you expect? Breakfast served all day – breakfast sandwiches, omelets, and this thing called a “sin sandwich” which is Valrhona dark chocolate and Nutella on brioche that is grilled and topped with powdered sugar. GAH!! They had salads, house, kale, spinach etc. along with egg salad and a delicious sounding avocado salad (half an avocado served with radish, tomato, cucumber and red onion on a bed of mesclun greens). Don’t forget the grilled chicken sandwiches or the vegetarian options, as everything here sounds delicious. Not feeling super hungry? Some sandwiches are available to buy as a half sandwich and they have a rotating selection of house made soups.
Breads are baked daily in house and include: challah, cornbread, wheat, sesame bun, raisin pecan loaf, potato bread, and brown bread among others.
Hi Rise Bread Company
208 Concord Avenue (at the intersection of Huron and Concord), Cambridge, MA