Best of Boston

1999 Best Bakery

Hi-Rise Bread Company

Deep in the heart of Cambridge’s Huron Village foodie oasis (Formaggio, the Fishmonger, etc.), Hi-Rise is perfect for a casual brunch, lunch, or dinner takeout. You’ll spot former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich there among the Cambridge glitterati, but more important, there’s the food: wonderful cappuccino, raisin-pecan rolls, crumb buns, and all sorts of breads, fabulous sandwiches, and if you need something fast for dinner, chef-owner Rene Becker’s classic roast chicken will fill the bill. Becker also has a marvelous selection of affordable wines. You might also check out his pie annex at 56 Brattle Street.

208 Concord Ave., Cambridge, 617-876-8766,